Nessie the Flip House: Week 22


I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I navigate through the business of flipping houses one house at a time!!  Check in each Friday to see weekly update of how this house progresses!  To catch up on the progress on Nessie, check out her previous posts here.  If you’re new here (Hello!!!),  or just enjoy walking down memory lane, you can see my 6 previous flip houses here.  Thanks for coming along for the ride!!  *This post may contain affiliate links*  

We're in the home stretch as this house is really looking livable!  Also looking a bit like a winter wonder land.



There was a bump in the road this week, however.  I stopped over Christmas evening to shovel and found hot water puddling onto the tile floor in the laundry room!  After a panic and a few choice words, I shut off the hot water to a sink that was running and wasn't supposed to be.  It seems to have been a comedy of errors (although not so funny at the time)- a valve that wasn't shut off and should have been by the plumber... which would have been just fine if the faucet I had gotten didn't break when no one was there...  All of that would ALSO have been fine if this wasn't a below-grade bathroom that needs the waste pumped UP into the septic system and guess what wasn't on yet.  That's right... THE PUMP!  So the running water backed up into the pump and subsequently out the toilet.  Luckily it was all new plumbing and a new toilet so no unsavory waste was spilled.  Even luckier is that there wasn't enough water to do any damage.  A few baseboards got wet, but seemed to dry out just fine.  Drywall escaped damage and no water got into the bowling alley so major crisis averted.  Just enough of a crisis to get my heart pumping.



Other than the "excitement" of catastrophically non-working plumbing and now thankfully working plumbing and flushing toilets (!!!), only a few things got taken care of this week.  The electrician has been plugging away at his list.



And my contractor created a bench top for the dining bench as well as a new ledge for the bowling alley entertainment nooks- both of which will get painted in the trim color.



Mom and Handy Dad have been helping with the prep for all the final painting so that we can get the last coat on the floors next week.  So close to finishing!!  The only thing I'm debating on now is the "fud" room that I talked about back at week 8.  I still think it would be a nice feature, but I'm not sold on how necessary it is.  I think it will really come down to timing!




Next week will mostly consist of painting, backsplash tiling, and hopefully the final coat on the floors so that we can STAGE the following week!!!!  This house needs furniture!

Have a great weekend and a happy new year!!!