This week, Ryan was a bit of a one-man show. Between my trip and class, I spent absolutely no time working on the house. But he did have some help. Just not from me.
And, the biggest project of the week was the dishwasher. Dum. Dum. Dum.
Unfortunately, the original dishwasher we purchased was one inch too deep for the space.
Yeah…. I’ll let that soak in for a minute.
The $600 dishwasher that we bought, paid for and had delivered. Didn’t fit. I don’t have any pictures of it. We’re erasing it from our collective memory.
We knew that the wall had a bump out, but we were under the impression that all dishwashers were the same depth and would work. And, well, that’s not the case.
So, luckily for us, Sears has a 30-day return policy. So they picked it up the next day with no hassle whatsoever (thanks, Sears). And we were able to find a dishwasher that fit the depth from a local store so we could get it immediately. So after a bit of a detour, Ryan and my dad got the new (US-assembled) dishwasher installed.
AND IT FITS!
Ryan also installed the disposal in the sink and did a great job, if I do say so myself.
He also surprised me by painting the trim in the guest bedroom. (That guy’s a keeper.)
It really looks super good.
What do we think of the grey color? I used to hate it. Then I liked it. Now I’m not sure. I was thinking about painting it a pool aqua color that I already own. What do you think?
Ryan also worked on installing shelves and bars in the closets. So now we can hang clothes. Which will be handy.
And finally, we added a few new pieces to the living room this week.
Ryan’s parents had some nice carpet that we had cut into rugs for the living room and bedroom. (The living room rug is 7.5 x 14.) And that fabulous couch? It’s ours now.
I love it. It’s really quite comfortable and it will be super nice to have the extra seating. It’s a relatively long room, so we just need to figure out how to set up the room and we’ll be golden.
And that is the week in review.
And I’m also pretty darn excited, because the House List is getting pretty close to complete. So, sure, there are still things to do. But, lots of things are checked. Yay!
What do you think?