The Big Guy does battle everyday with the insurance company. He copies and forwards bids. He sends receipts. He sends lists of code violations. He sends letters and affidavits. He calls. He e-mails. It is exhausting just watching him fight this battle. Then he goes to battle with vendors and subcontractors. There are doors that are ordered but don't come in. There are bids that never show up. Sometimes it feels like a never ending nightmare.
With no work happening and no money to work with yet, I see our big moving day looming ever farther on the horizon. It is depressing. So, I decided instead of wallowing in our lack of progress it was time to take a look back on just how much progress we've made.
Let's look at the kitchen. This is what we saw the night of the fire.
|The baker's rack.|
|Stove and slow cooker.|
|Kitchen, bay window and ceiling.|
|New kitchen ceiling.|
So, there is the progress of one room. It, like the rest of the house is 85% complete. As soon as we get a check from the insurance company we can add insulation and sheet rock and start cabinets and flooring. The check is on the way. I would insert a joke here but I'm just too tired.
We've come a long way. We are at the far end of the journey. It won't be long now until I am standing at my new island baking cookies with the kids.
Say it with me: "There is no place like home. (click) There is no place like home. (click) There is no place like home. (click)"