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This is how our kitchen currently looks at the new house:

Drywall

Looks good, right? The drywall is installed, and it’s starting to look like a real house in there.

Unfortunately, this is how the kitchen (and the rest of the house) is going to stay for the next few weeks (hopefully not longer than that). Now that the drywall is up, the next step is to star adding paint, floors, cabinets, fixtures, and all the other beautiful custom selections we made.  Custom selections that the builder won’t install until we get a contract on the sale of the old house.

(We’ve been getting a lot of showings at the old house since the beginning of the year — 2 to 3 almost every weekend — but we still haven’t gotten an offer. This process is beyond frustrating.)

Luckily, construction hasn’t  completely stopped. There’s still some work to be done on the exterior, like pouring the driveway, painting the siding, and building the fence. But as far as the inside of the house is concerned, construction is officially on hold.