It seems like forever since I've written about the Momplex. For those of you new here, we've been DIYing a duplex for our Mother's to live in up here in Alaska. On Mother's Day this year, we'll be at it two whole years.
Things take time when you do every single thing yourself. But they also cost less, and you know things are done right.
That Mother's Day goal .... it's looking pretty intimidating right now. Especially since we will be DIYing every single kitchen cabinet, closet organizer and piece of furniture inside.
We've been traveling for the last few weeks it seems - you all understand that work comes first unfortunately :( - so progress has slowed way down up at the Momplex. But there's been one other thing slowing everything down.
Will spring every get here?
You see, we've been heating the Momplex with a makeshift woodstove, while we install the in floor heat upstairs. Then our plan was to wait for a warm sunny couple of days and pull the wood stove out and replace it with a boiler. It's important to have the boiler in to move on to finish work for two big reasons: We can't finish drywalling the garage until all the pipes are run and the boiler is in the utility room, and we can't mud and tape without a constant even heat to aid the mud in drying.
And we can't pull the wood stove and replace with the boiler until spring gives us a few warm days in a row to install the new boiler.
Bear with us - I know more than anything how this mechanical stage has dragged on and on and on. It's especially frustrating to us. And there are definitely days I'd like to skip over blogging steps - but then I worry that someone could possibly have used the information. So please, hang in there, we are so close to picking out flooring and painting walls!!!
It's going to happen!