We had a few days of nice weather, so I moved back outside and put up the railing on the deck. There are code requirements to meet, but we wanted the railing to be as minimally obstructive to our view as possible. We think we succeeded.
Here's a pic looking at the house from where the horse paddock is:
This one shows an outside view looking across our pasture:
This is from the inside looking toward the barn:
You can see a bit of the finished ceiling in this one.
One by one, we're ticking off the things needed to get our final inspection done and to be able to move in (CO - Certificate of Occupancy). We're almost done setting up the kitchen to make it functional enough for CO. Laurie textured and painted it. We have the counter in and the sink should be hooked up in the next day or two. I will be building custom cabinets for the kitchen over the summer, but for now, we'll have a few cheap-o cabinets just to get by. The bathroom is well underway. I'm working on tile while Laurie is working on texturing and painting. We'll post more as each area is complete (enough for CO).
It's starting to feel like we're coming into the home stretch. Another 4-5 weeks and we could be moving in! WooHoo!