I know it doesn't look like it, but a lot of progress has been made in the last week. The ducts for the central air have been installed. A sub-floor has been laid. All of the electrical and plumbing is in. So, all in all, we are in good shape after only three weeks.
We have moved back into the VBB, so The Mayor and I keep residence behind that closed door. One room. One really small room. Crookshanks has been shipped to the Ritz again and my mother is growing cranky because Crooks eats with his paws (that's a whole other story) and then tracks his dirty feet all over her carpet before plopping down for a bath.
The progress slows now because we have to wait until one job is done before another can start... for instance, now we have to wait for the insulation guys to come in before the drywallers can start... The Mayor is frustrated because he's impatient. I think it's nice to give the checkbook a breather.
Is this the most fabulous faucet you have every seen??? Even our plumber was impressed. He decided that because it's such a fancy fixture, that he'd rig the taps to open the "French" way -- so the hot you turn counter-clockwise and the cold you turn clockwise. Well, that's all fine and dandy, but I can't get used to it. Those damn French are just too clever!
Water damage and termites were the cause of this. I don't know the solutions as of yet -- all I know is that it will be expensive. But, this is for another day... after a HELOC is approved!
So, now we just wait. Wait for the insulation, wait for the drywall, wait for the appliances. And wait for that HELOC.