The addition to the house ? Well, the builders have got all the doors and windows on and put the interior wood panelling in. Their work is done.
Now there's lots for us to do. JP will do as much as he can by himself, with a bit of help from a neighbor and maybe our kids.
Flooring (insulation and then stratified floorboards)
Heat (drill hole through kitchen wall and add on a radiator out in the new room)
Paint (one ugly cement wall which used to be the exterior of the west side of the house)
Light (Agree on, purchase and put up some light fixtures!)
Varnish (interior walls and ceiling with transparent UV protection)
More varnish (exterior+shutters+the carport)
So, plenty to do there.
The REALLY big news is that Tya is leaving for Germany.... at 2am this Saturday morning. That's only about 16 hours from now! She's leaving on a bus with a bunch of classmates and some teachers. They'll all be lodged with various host families in a small town not far from Berlin. Tya's very excited. She'll only be gone a week, so expect a full report on her blog very soon.