After many months of work, Daughter’s move into her modular home on our property is finally imminent!
When the house was trucked in and assembled in June, there was still a list of things that had to be completed, and inspections we had to pass to make sure plumbing/septic system, electrical, and mechanical (heat & A/C) were all up to county codes.
The last required item on the list before she could move in was steps for the front and back doors. The steps could be as simple or elaborate as we wanted, as long as they were built to county safety code specifications.
We opted to have a 10 ft. x 16 ft. porch built on the front of the house.
The back door opens into the laundry/mudroom and since this is primarily a utility entrance, we chose to have just a landing with one set of steps going toward the barns, and one set of steps down to what will eventually be a covered carport/parking area.
Both the front and back door steps passed code inspection this week and we have finally been granted a “Certificate of Occupancy.” The Certificate of Occupancy was the “golden ticket” we have been working toward. Without it, the electric company would not turn on the power. Hopefully, the power will be on TODAY and getting Daughter moved in can commence! YEAH!
Obviously, we still need to finish the siding, bringing it down to ground level to enclose all that open space underneath the house, but having the siding finished was not required to obtain the Certificate of Occupancy so it is a project that is on the “To Do” list (as well as painting or staining the handrails and spindles, the covered parking area, landscaping, grass etc.).
Daughter is taking some of her riding students to participate in an out-of-town horse show this weekend so if the electricity does, indeed, get turned on, I’ll probably spend some time over the next day or two cleaning up the construction dust, vacuuming the carpet, mopping the tile etc., for her so she can start moving in the first of next week. I know she’s anxious to get into her very first home.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 33.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.