I'm not really sure which of those words best describes the last 4 months. Probably they all do.
Best news...we are in our new house, we made our deadline of August 1st (with one toilet and a shower), barely livable but we did it. As of now, we are just about done. There are random mirrors and light fixtures missing, but school is underway and life is back on track.
Some of the curb appeal issues include the overgrown landscaping, dated dual-color scheme, the orange brick, misplaced and proportioned shutters, very worn windows, a hidden entry, and the dimensionless east wall.
|Midway through: the brick is painted, the carpet has been removed, the hedge trimmed, bushes removed. The windows are not yet replaced, columns, windows and front door are not yet replaced and trimmed.|
We did not stay in budget (about 20% off), but we did stay on schedule which was a phenomenal accomplishment. I tried to get all our subs to salute me and call me "General." Some of them got into it, others didn't think it was that cute. General contracting is definitely not for the faint of heart.
However, we made it. There were no trips to the pool this summer, but somehow we all survived and are not worse for the adventure.