Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Before We Move In

As it stands now here is the list of things we hope to finish before we move in.  And just for fun let's throw in the current To Do list to add to my feeling of overwhelmingness.

Before We Move In:

  • fix grading around the house
  • trim South tree
  • trim back tree
  • remove bush from that tree
  • weed everywhere
  • trim front bush
  • plant a privacy fence between us and the trailer
  • replace trim/weatherstripping around back doors
  • replace trim/weatherstripping around garage door
  • replace gutter elbows 
  • add another gutter downspout
  • clean out gutters
  • patch & fix siding
  • silicone around nails on roof by chimney
  • replace the basement windows
  • epoxy in foundation cracks
  • replace fire alarms with smoke alarms
  • replace water heater
  • replace furnace
  • replace air conditioner
  • replace water softener? add iron-out system?
  • have our well water more thoroughly tested
  • get the septic system cleaned out
  • fix all leaky faucets/valves
  • fix bathroom sink drain
  • insulate pipes
  • replace screws in electrical panel
  • fix crawlspace support post
  • soffit venting in attic?
  • update electrical
  • fix up porch
  • replace broken living room window
  • replace missing screens and fix the hole-y ones
  • replace locks
  • replace shower head
  • put handles on the linen closet drawers
  • put handles on kitchen cabinets & drawers that need them
  • take down bifold doors
  • take down kitchen door
  • take down front door screen door
  • replace porch screen door
  • refinish the front door
  • install a door knocker
  • get a garage door opener for the car
  • make nice looking landscaping beds on either side of the porch
  • add window boxes?
  • paint all the rooms in the house
  • remove the shower doors & make a few other bathroom fixes

    My Current To Do List (all of these are ASAP items. PRESSURE!):
    • call furnace companies to set up estimates
    • call water heater companies to set up estimates
    • call a septic clean-out company
    • call Pella about replacement screens & the broken window
    • call a plumber about various plumbing fixes
    • call about getting the water tested more extensively
    • buy a fridge
    • buy a dehumidifier
    • buy an ice maker
    • pick out a new stove
    • decide how we want to change the locks and doors situation so Dad can do it
    • order the replacement garage door opener for the car
    • go to a local nursery about the plants for the privacy fence
    • plant the bulbs
    • find out how close to the property lines we can plant

    Really need to start making some calls...


    1. good lists! Realistic. But I do not know what is your planned move-in date.
      Maybe when you find a good plumber, the plumber can give you estimates for the hot water heater. But make the calls -- worth it to find companies you can trust.

    2. Seems like you are moving along on these two lists. Your organization is impressive, sticking to the list and not getting sidetracked.