I haven't written anything about the progress of our Summer Cottage since Feb. 25th. We have been busy getting it into a livable condition since we gutted it. The electrical work was completed a few weeks ago and now we have lights and receptacles for our power tools. We did get 200 amp service and all of the wiring, etc. is new. As each faze of the work was being done the County Inspector approved of the work and he came out in a good timely manner. Then the final inspection was approved after all the work was done. Hooray!!!
The plumbing is now being installed. We have a new bathroom with tub and shower. My wife did an excellent job putting in a marble floor, it looks good. We are going to put in a toilet that only flushes about a pint of water. It is made for Cottages and Recreation Vehicles. The underground tank will serve us well with that toilet using such little bit of water.
The original sliding front doors have been stripped of the paint as have all of the windows and back door. We have the dining Room Set that I painted in place along with a sofa and other comfortable chairs. We installed 3 overhead fans to move the air. Two inside and one on the front porch. I bought a TV with an DVD player for when we want to chill. It has an inside antenna that sits on the TV and we get stations from Baltimore, Washington and York Pa. Not bad for that little antenna.
The Cottage is now quite livable and is a nice little get-away place to go to and chill. Some of the Oak trees that surround us are over 300 years old. There are over 50 acres surrounding us for our use. The acorns are dropping making a pleasant sound as they hit the ground.
The kitchen is being used now that the electric is in. It's nice to have hot food. We have owned this place less than a year and a lot of progress has been made. Maybe next year we will build an extra room and use it for another Bedroom and storage room. That can wait until we finish what needs to be done this year.
There are other Cottages there and we all get together for different activities. This Sunday the men will get together and have a Pancake Breakfast for everyone in the Cottages.
Like I have mentioned before, being there is like living back in the 1940's and 50's. It has that laid back feeling.