It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve updated on the house and the pregnancy. Things are still going well. I don’t have any new belly pics still because I keep forgetting to have Aaron take a picture. I’m 17 weeks 3 days today. Nobody can tell that I’m pregnant still except Aaron and I and some of my coworkers that see me everyday. Otherwise, I just look thicker than normal. I’ll have Aaron take a picture tomorrow hopefully.
House stuff is coming along. Last weekend Aaron installed some drywall in the bathroom and rewired.
He also installed an exhaust fan in there. There wasn’t one before and it definitely needed one.
He also installed the new window! Yay! That might have actually been two weeks ago but I don’t think I blogged about it yet. One new window, 13 more to go!
We’ve shown our old house to three people now and we have two more scheduled tomorrow so hopefully we’ll have it rented soon. It’s kind of a pain to keep the house super clean all the time. Maybe by the time we actually rent it, keeping the house clean will become a habit and I’ll stop letting things collect on the kitchen island. It’s possible. It’s not likely but it would be nice.
Last week I was on the way to the grocery store and I was driving out of Troy Hill and it’s the night before garbage day and I dry past someone’s garbage and see a rocking horse. I kept driving down the block until my brain processed that I needed to stop and get that thing! So I hit the brakes, backed up half a block and put it in my back seat. And so now we have a lovely wooden rocking horse for the future baby. I plan on spray painting her and giving her a new mane and tail.
Still wearing my work clothes and looking a little frazzled. This is a slightly embarrassing photo. I promise my skirt is actually knee length.
Our new appliances were delivered last week too. Yay new refrigerator! And it fit in the semi tiny spot. We’re installing a new dishwasher too. That black one doesn’t work and starts to smoke if you turn it on.
We also have the new oven over at the old house. We’re taking the old oven to the new house but right now they’re both in the kitchen. Maybe this is scaring away potential renters. But they’re getting a shiny, brand new, stainless steel oven. Promise we’ll remove one before you move in.
Because clearly the potential renters read this blog..
This past weekend, I went to a children’s consignment store that was pretty much my favorite thing to do in the whole world. I love bargains. I bought 5 little baby clothing items. Two of them were girl specific and the rest were gender neutral. I figure if we don’t have a girl, I can give them to my sister-in-law who is having a girl in June. 5 items for $11!
I also stopped at a furniture consignment store but it was kind of a let down. I plan on checking out another children’s consignment store that I found soon.
After my consignment shopping venture, I met Aaron over at the new house and helped him with the plumbing! Aaron tackled soldering the new shower/tub plumbing and I helped by lighting the torch and running to the hardware store 3 times to get forgotten items. Unfortunately we had to lose another wall in the process. The small wall to the right of the doorway had to go in order to run the new pipes. The drywall went first and then we realized the framing had to go too because it was weak and rotting from a leak at some point.
The good news is the soldering seemed to go really well! After we were finished, we turned the water on and there were no leaks!
Here is Aaron focusing on soldering the last couple of pieces together:
We ran the shower head pipe up really high because the shower head I ordered kind of points straight down instead of a regular shower head. It’s this lovely one in chrome.
Another picture of Aaron soldering intently. Thanks to my dad and papap and the man at Rollier’s for helping Aaron learn how to solder.
This weekend the tub goes in! Then we’ll hopefully pick up the tile and that will be next I think. This bathroom project turned out to be HUGE. Way bigger project than I envisioned in my head. It’s a bit stressful to have two houses and be rushing to get them both ready in time for renters and so we don’t have to pay both mortgages for too long. I’m looking forward to having renters and moving into the new house. Once it gets a little warmer and I can open the windows, I’m going to do a little painting in the new house. I’ll wear my respirator and ventilate and I think it’ll be okay. Most sources online say painting with low VOC paint while pregnant is not a problem. If anyone has read something different or their doctor warned them against it, let me know!
Alright time to do a little reading and eat generic swedish fish.