I suppose some of this sounds like whinging over how many things don't work, but it's not as bad as it sounds. Having the water running to the washing machine means no longer having to walk stuff down to the laundromat, for instance, and being able to do laundry when we want, rather than when the laundromat is open. And Lisa continues to express her happiness with the house, warts and all. In a couple of weeks, it will have been a year since we closed on the house, and it's better now than it was.
Speaking of better, the contractor who worked on replacing the floor beams also came today — it was pretty busy here this afternoon as I tried to work with two different sets of repairs going on around me — to make good on their promise to shore up the east side of the kitchen, which had not been done as well as the west side and still had way too much bounce in the floor. After they installed more supports, Lisa still said the floor bounces in places, but the contractor says the beams have less than 1/16" of play in them even when I (all 300 pounds of me) bounce on them, so the remaining bounce must be in some parts of the sub-floor under the tiles. Someday we want to tear out those tiles and redo the floor anyway, so we're just going to have to live with it. Redoing that section of floor has a significantly lower priority over a bunch of other home improvement and repair projects.
Less than one year after I bought Fernley House, I finally got to use the bathroom in it. Seriously, we have gone from one working toilet (in the trailer) to three, which really is an improvement.