Today I am thrilled to announce that the museum build is now complete. We are now just waiting for the puzzles to come in. There are a few minor items on the punch list but for the most part everything is done. We still need to buy at least 3 more sofa sleepers and a dining room table and chairs, but those will wait until we have placed the majority of the puzzles. The smaller coffee tables and end tables are all on order and will be arriving in a month or two.
All of the cabinets are in place. All the floors are completed. The garage is no longer a garage. We are ready to accept puzzles and to get sorting and cataloging them.
We really had no idea what we were getting into when we acquired this collection and the house in January. I think we have pulled off nothing short of a miracle.
As of this morning, both containers of puzzles from the Hordern-Dalgety collection are in Ft. Lauderdale. One is already at the storage facility for the moving company and the other has just been unloaded. With this being a long holiday weekend, I don't expect anything next week either. Yet I remain hopeful.