Ok, so yesterday I put together a list of the remaining stuff we have to do on the house. Then I decided to put it to more of a timeline. Now we have basically a schedule of the remainder of our work on the house - and if we can stick to it, we will be done by December 1!! How cool is that??? And it looks fairly realistic, too! It will be killer hard work, but it is do-able, plausible, and QUITE exciting! Plus it helps me to have sort of a checklist of what to get done so that it gives me more focus and motivation rather than just feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to start.
The goal for this weekend is to get the heat going downstairs, and as of last night, the boiler was merely waiting on its oil line hookups and the installation of the remainder of the exhaust stack, and then we can fire it up and hope it works! I have the two downstairs zones (the garage floor heat and the water heater) wired into the controller, the controller wired to the boiler, and power wired to both the controller and the boiler. So this weekend will largely be a boiler weekend, because I'll probably also try to get the rest of the zones wired up to the controller. Then we just need to get the thermostats installed upstairs and get the pex run from the supply manifold up to the baseboard units, and back down to the return manifold, and then we can also have heat upstairs. With the water heater hooked up, we should soon be able to have a shower and a dishwasher, which will rock. Also this weekend, Mom will be over there helping get trim up, which will be awesome as well. There is a lot left to do, but I think we can get it done! Yay!!