In the years of homeownership that followed, we discovered that even “turnkey” doesn’t always mean that all of the work has been done. Dry rot, more dry rot, and then more dry rot presented itself as we noticed issues that just sort of grew as they were exposed.
You’d think that by the time we were celebrating our fourth anniversary of ownership, we’d be finished with all of the fixes and upgrades, but if you’ve gazed at my yearly to-do lists, you’ll see that there’s still a lot left to do.
While we’ve been more tortoise than hare in our first home’s renovation, things are starting to come along. We’ve been taking it easy this summer due to the heat, but as the temperature eases off a tad, the last bit of siding is scheduled to go up, more outside painting will ensue, and the rest of the deck repair will commence.
While we may not be planning on spending the rest of our lives in Nevada County, as long as we’re here, it will be in this house, slowly but surely revamping each room until our little house gleams like a jewel.