Saturday, February 28, 2009


All of the furniture we ordered has arrived and will be delivered next week. Mattresses were delivered on Friday and will make the sleeping arrangements much better than the air mattress Carolee and I used on our last trip. One of the bedroom suite's we ordered was on back order and we were eventually told that it was coming on a boat from China, but it could be up to eight weeks before it arrived. We were able to snag a used set from my boss who has retired and is moving to Florida...we saved a few dollars and landed some nice furniture.

The Suburban is going to get a workout on the next 2-3 visits. We have several loads of furniture, our TV and numerous other items that need to be carted to the beach. Our goal is to get the house fairly inhabitable for first extended stay the week after Easter.

Friday, February 20, 2009


"Wild Mushroom" carpet was installed over the last two days. This was the last big item to be installed, and the banker did his final inspection late this afternoon. Over the next couple of weeks the house will be cleaned and the final touches will be worked on.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day Visit

We spent Valentine's Day weekend in Buxton, the first time we stayed in our new home. The certificate of occupancy was issued on Friday and we slept in sleeping bags on an air mattress on the floor! The house looked great...the kitchen is done (it is pretty awesome), bamboo flooring installed and the bath fixtures should be wrapped up next week. The carpet will be installed next Friday, the last "major" item that needs to be taken care of. Melissa...enjoy the pictures!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

First Stay

Carolee and I are heading down Friday night with our first load of stuff for the new house. Sometime during the day on Friday we will get a certificate of occupancy, so we have decided to spend our first two nights at the house sleeping on an air mattress since we don't have furniture. There have been many changes during the last week or so, but we have asked Dennis not to send us pictures. I'll have a fresh batch of pictures posted early next week!

Monday, February 2, 2009


The kitchen cabinets have been installed and the counter tops will be worked on this week. Cabinets have also been installed in the bathrooms. By the time we make it back to Buxton in mid-February, the house will be pretty close to completion.