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When we found put that we were expecting a little human addition, we agreed that we wouldn’t take on any major projects to try to finish before the baby came. I didn’t want to be stressed out about house projects but also wanted to make a little progress on the house. We agreed that we would have some plaster work done in the hallway which allowed us to get our air conditioning installed. The hallway project also included installing a lining closet. And while we had the plasterer hired, we decided to also have him do the wall between the kitchen and dining room, mostly so we can get a door installed there to keep the cats off the kitchen counter.

Of course neither of these projects are completely done but the remaining work is minor and can be tackled when we find ourselves with extra time on any winter day.

The hallway. We plan to install picture rail where the two paint colors meet so we can easily swap out artwork without damaging the walls.

The hallway. We plan to install picture rail where the two paint colors meet so we can easily swap out artwork without damaging the walls.

Daiken mini split air conditioniner. It is installed directly across the door to the dining/living room side of the house. With a small fan placed in the doorway it cools our house nicely. At nighttime we can shut the door and direct the cool air to the bedrooms. It works very well.

Daiken mini split air conditioniner. It is installed directly across the door to the dining/living room side of the house. With a small fan placed in the doorway it cools our house nicely. At nighttime we can shut the door and direct the cool air to the bedrooms. It works very well.

Hallway linen closet. We decided to line it with cedar which smells awesome. With five shelves installed it houses our sheets, towels, bathroom stuff and sleeping bags.

Hallway linen closet. We decided to line it with cedar which smells awesome. With five shelves installed it houses our sheets, towels, bathroom stuff and sleeping bags.

The linen closet will have a door to match the rest of our doors. For now it just has a curtain. We are also postponing installing the trim on the two bedroom doors and dining room doors as all need adjustments to the frame in order to shut correctly. In the case of the dining room door, we actually plan to flip the whole thing around so it opens into the doorway. A few pieces also need to be refinished.

The other plaster projects in the dining room involved a new wall and patching the hole in the ceiling from when we installed the beam during the roof construction.

This is the scratch coat on top of blue board.

This is the scratch coat on top of blue board.

Painting the finish coat.

Painting the finish coat.

All painted.

All painted.

Getting these two projects to this point was our goal so now the baby can come. I do feel like I am going to be pregnant forever but even if it doesn’t want to come out on its own, it will only be two more weeks at the most. So until it shows up, I will keep busy with the garden harvest, sewing and knitting, cooking and cleaning.

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