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We have walls! And floors! And lights! Oh my!

After months of waiting to get the heat on, we were finally able to move forward with getting drywall up and put the new floors down. Oh how I wish I could have salvaged the original floors, but these floors were so far gone. So we added a new oak hardwood floor throughout the house (bedrooms too!).






Now all the walls are up, and painted to boot, and we don't have floors you fall through!






After drywall and hardwood started, its all gone so much faster. The tile for the bathrooms is getting added this week. Most of the lights and receptacles throughout the house are in. The trim is getting installed this week as is the kitchen, which will be really exciting to see.


More, prettier, updates soon! 

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