Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Window Trim at Last

We moved in to Mimi's Cottage the week before Thanksgiving 2008. We moved in because we'd sold our old house and escrow had closed and the Title was handed over to the new owners. We moved in, but that didn't mean the new house was finished. Oh no, not by a long shot. The city gave us an occupancy permit but not a certificate of completion. We still had floors to finish, a pantry to complete, interior doors to install, lots of trim and a little paint to apply. This week, 27 months later, we finished the last of the window trim and got our certificate. Finally.

Apparently the mister is feeling better.

Of course, he did get a lot of help from his right hand man.
We do still have a lot to do. Finish the basement, the fireplace and surround, bookcases, some interior doors but our list is getting shorter and shorter.


Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

good for you...always nice to be within the legal limits of home ownership. lookin good.
and you know as well as I do, that list will just keep getting added to!

Julie Harward said...

That is good news..it's a beautiful house! :D

GRAMS said...

Wahooo! good for you.
Okay so I can't find the moda plate website anywhere. Just fabric and bakeshop. I want some of those plates! Don't know why. I went to DI today and bought white plates with red polka dots and cherries on them. Soooo cute. I am ILL!

Gayle said...

Yay for you! I'll bet that feels good, huh?

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow, I call that pretty darn good! We moved in to this house 28 years ago and I still have unfinished baseboard. Lol!

Robin said...

That must feel great. And I bet you have all the "hard" stuff done already so the rest of your list will be a breeze!

Ginger said...

Ahh, I love that last picture.
I didn't realize you built your house brand new, I thought it was already built when you bought it. You've done a lot in a year. It looks so nice.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I bet you're breathing a sigh of relief. I'm glad your husband is doing better.

John Casper said...

Those are some nice windows Sue!!! :)

Donna said...

Good for you!! And I'm happy to hear the list of to do things is getting shorter.


Beth at Aunties said...

What a great feeling. We still have our window frames to finish in the bedrooms downstairs and it has been 10 years!
They look great and adore your little helper. So glad the mister is feeling better.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Almost like graduating! Congratulations. The windows are beautiful by the way!!! And that little helper...just as cute. : )

Cindy Geilmann said...

I'm so glad your hubby is feeling better. Your windows are beautiful Mimi. I love the window sills. I would love to see your home.

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