Friday, July 11, 2008

Move-in day!

Tomorrow I will be moving into the bedroom of my house. Tonight the insulation will be finished and the bedroom door will be installed. The window air conditioner is already in place and working well. God willing, I plan to sleep in the house on Saturday night. I've got a bunch of work left to do before the house is finished but hopefully not at the pace I've been working for the last 4 weeks.

I've found that if I actually create a task list of items and a planned completion date that I actually get more done. It forces me to plan in advance what I'm going to do and when. Before I did this, I spent quite a bit of time surveying the progress and pondering what I was going to do next. Most often this was done at the time I was supposed to be working. Scheduling what I need to do and when is very tedious, but it pays off. Of course, I don't know how well this will work if there isn't a driving force behind sticking to the schedule.

The next major item, which includes a bunch of smaller preparatory items, is the roof. I've got 30# felt on most of the roof and it's a bit worse for the wear. It keeps about 97% of the water out! I'm planning to install rolled roofing because of it's low cost and quick installation. The plan is to have it done by the end of the 3rd week in August. The driving force to completing on or ahead of schedule has much to do with the 3% of water that gets in!

I'm going to be looking for a good used washer and dryer so I don't have to waste so much time at the laundromat. I'm keeping an eye out for a used refrigerator and stove as well. I'll take some pics tomorrow after some items are in place and post them soon.


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