Randomness: small updates

While waiting on the construction loan to wrap up and for the carpenter to come back, we’ve been focusing on trying to complete all of the little things we have put off. One of those was moving the water heater. Have you ever tried to move a water heater full of water?

Um, yea, those things are heavy!!! Don’t try it unless you have crazy, nonhuman strength. HEAVY!! Seeing that the two of us could not move it full of water, we tried to empty all of the water, only to realize there was not a valve to shut off the water to the water heater. Arg!! We decided we had two options.

Option 1) Turn the water off completely to the house and just be without water until the plumber started and added appropriate valves or option 2) install a plug of some sort and figure out how to do that, ha!

Seeing that being without water is not ideal, even without a kitchen and bathroom (see demo here), we went with option 2.  Off to Lowe’s we went hoping someone could point us to the right plug. Would you believe I actually picked out the right thing just on a guess? Well, I did. No one was more shocked than I was when the guy at Lowe’s handed us the piece I had pointed to! Points for Brittney!

We went back to the house and moved along with removing the water heater of the stand.

Then, we turned the water off at the street so we could cut the PEX line and install the plug.

With the cap in place, we attached a water house and emptied the water into the yard. Classy, I know! Once the water eater was empty (and gloriously lighter) we rolled that bad boy into the yard.

Tori was not a fan of the new yard art. She refused to get any closer than that, ha!

Speaking of yard, notice anything missing?

I will give you a hint. It used to be large, yellow and smelly.

Dumpster!! After 5 dumpsters, we are finally done! The dumpster is gone for good! Remember when we first had the dumpster delivered? You can check that out here.

Wallpaper update – we have officially moved into the front living room/entry area.

The end is in sight, folks!

While I started removing wallpaper in the living room, Ryan started pulling all of the old knob and tube wiring out of the attic.

We took a night off from wallpaper and took the puppies to a local park we found. As you know, our dogs enjoy a good adventure. The reason we picked this park is because it is completely fenced, and we could close the gates so the dogs can’t escape.

It is safe to say the puppies had a good time running free! I think that they enjoyed just smelling all of the trees more than playing fetch, ha! After about 30 minutes, they were ready to go take a nap.

Well, that’s a recap of the randomness that has gone on over the past few weeks! We should be closing on the construction loan Wednesday (fingers crossed).

What have you been up to this week? Have you been enjoying the fall weather? Any puppy park time?

Have a good weekend!


6 thoughts on “Randomness: small updates

  1. I loved taking out our old water heater! Very freeing. We ended up getting a tankless heater and it’s so tiny and hangs on the wall. LOVE IT!

    More accomplished. Every small thing done is another step closer to finished. YAY!

      • We had to go with an electric one and I did a massive amount of research, Brittney. We ended up with Stiebel Eltron. It’s a German made product and it IS AWESOME! I know most people end up with gas and they both have their pros and cons… but I have no regrets at all. It’s always HOT, it never get cold bursts, and it heats up really fast. The tankless heaters are the future and hopefully people will start to catch on and begin installing these. Are you doing gas? Good luck and trust me when I say that you will LOVE it. And they’re so small so it hangs on the wall and frees up so much space.

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