Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The End is Here

Finally, I can see the sweet glow of light at the end of the construction tunnel, and it feels wonderful. I'm 99.9% done with the house. (Only closet organizers and some minor, non-Megan work needs to be completed.)

Needless to say, I'm extremely proud of all that has been accomplished, and I whole-heartedly appreciate the time and effort that my friends and family have dedicated to the project. Thanks especially to Mike Hartmann, who even after thousands of dollars, was still the cheapest general contractor I could find, and Patrick Kelley, who worked only for Pabst and friendly company. (Patrick, you're a freakin' saint.)

Anyway, to illustrate the sheer amount of work that has gone into the house over the past year, there are some side-by-side photos posted below.
Official specs will follow when I get the appraisal numbers back.

Kitchen - Before

Kitchen - After

From Entry to Back Door - Before

From Entry to Back Door - After

Hallway - Before

Hallway - After

Master Bedroom - Before

Master Bedroom - After
So there you have it. After almost an entire year, countless hours of work, numerous splinters, roof leaks, and nervous breakdowns, I have a house. A pretty nice house, at that.
Thanks again to anyone who helped -- no matter how big or small your contribution. Your support has meant the world to me, and I truly couldn't have done it without you.