Building Oak Haven – getting to work

Unique Drywall finished the sheetrock and texture last week and it was finally time for us to get to work (as if we haven’t been already, lol). We started painting on Thursday and had the house completely primed by Saturday evening. A big shout out to Jon’s Dad and his paint sprayer.  It would have taken us a lot longer without it.  JDR Construction also show up to rock our kitchen bar and fireplace. We realized we had yet to purchase our mantel and they needed to install it as they worked up the wall. So, we stopped painting long enough to make a quick trip to Cornelius Contracting to select one and bring it back. It’s made from sycamore wood and makes me think of the song of Zaccheus. We love how the whole thing turned out.

On Sunday, we did our best to rest. Instead of painting, we shopped for more paint and stain at Sherwin Williams (they had an awesome sale over the weekend) and lights at Lowes. The rest of our lights have already been ordered from Ferugsons. We continued to paint on Monday and Tuesday and now have paint on every wall, but still need to cut in and touch up.

Yesterday, A&M Electric sent a crew of four or five guys. They spread out through the house installing plugs, switches and canned lighting. They’ll finish up what they can today and then come back to install the rest of our lights sometime next month. JDR Construction also came back, this time with a Bobcat to scoop up all the chunks of rock, sand and mortar from around the outside of the house. They piled it up in front of the garage to use as filler/base for the driveway. Since we had to have a side entrance driveway (per POA covenant), there’s a three foot drop off from the garage floor to the ground.

We’ve been notified our cabinets are finished and ready to deliver. Juve, the tile guy is supposed to show up today to start installing tile floors, showers and tub surrounds. Once we find out when he’ll be done, we can schedule delivery of the cabinets. Then we’ll get to work installing and staining them.

Our pup is underwhelmed by the whole process

Grace & Peace


About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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