Day 67: Sunday, June 23, 2013
...no work on this day.
Day 68: Monday, June 24, 2013
First of all this is 30 Days away from our Pre-settlement demonstration. Yeah!!!
The mason crew was out and set forms for our driveway, parking pad and sidewalk at the street. Also, we had a load of gravel delivered to build the base for the driveway. PM said, they are going to try to pour the driveway some time this week. He is drinking from a Fire Hose after coming off a 10 day vacation.
All but 1 shutter was put on the front of the house. I had asked the siding guy last week if one of the shutters was gong to fit and he said, "...awww yeah...<spit>...that thang will go up theerree." Of all the subs on this project, this one is the funniest and most lively character we have encountered. It has actually been fun working with him. He is country, set in his ways and as long as everyone realizes there is only one way to do things...his way...then everything is fine. So this was part of our back and forth banter. Today I saw him and asked the same question because it was the only shutter that wasn't installed. His response, "Naaa, there aint enough room." Of course the deck was stacked in my favor because I knew we had 12" eves instead of the standard size. Another item RH didn't consider...like the cased door opening that doesn't work will full faced cabinets.
The siding crew was missing a few parts to install the trim around the front door and windows, so as soon as they come in, they will be installed.
The electricians came in to move all the outlets that needed to be relocated. Our light fixtures are special order (1. Figures and 2. How long have they had to order these?), so we may not see them out until after Wednesday this week.
Drywall touch up:
The drywall crew was through to fix various spots around the house. Unfortunately it was after the electricians came in and made a mess.
Now that our railings have started to go in and the fact that we are not gong to change the color, the painters were in staining them. They got half of them done today and should be able to wrap up the ones that are installed by tomorrow. We are still missing part of the catwalk rail upstairs.
The trim carpenters did all the doors, casings and baseboard in the basement. They installed 5 of the 7 columns on the main floor, began the base boards and installed much of the hand rails. It's really starting to take shape now.
Two of the three sinks and vanity tops we were missing came in but have not been set yet. We also have tile that was taken off of our soaking tub and the tile hasn't been grouted yet.
Apparently the trim carpenters build the steps leading between the garage and the house. The framers made a sad little set and that's what I thought we were going to get.
On the Horizon (The next 7 days or so):
- Hopefully finish up trim. I think they have at least another 2 days left.
- Finish up siding and outside trim
- Electricians mid to late this week
- Prep and paint trim. All the caulk and white paint was staged for the painters to come in and fill all the holes and gaps in the door casings, window sills, base boards and crown molding. This crew could come in now and start in either the basement or second floor and meet the trim carpenters on the main level.
- Pour our driveway and sidewalk. Hopefully by Wednesday, Thursday. They do pour on Saturday's.
- If we get electricians in this week and if our granite comes in, I can see us having the plumbers in by the first of next week. Wishful thinking...
Without further adooo.... Here are some pictures:
|Most of the trim and shutters are complete|
|They have to trim/notch that one shutter on the top left|
|Still need the trim around the door and foyer window|
|Top rail stained (dark oak)|
|Note all the drywall patch work|
|Railing leading into dinette...more drywall repair|
|Railing leading into basement|
|Railing at bottom of stairs in basement|
|One of the columns set leading into the Living Room|
|The other 2 columns in the Living Room.|
The one with banding around it is the only one
that has a structural component in it.
|Basement Doors, Casings and Baseboards set|
|Future home of our Irish Pub|
|Electricians Dropping Outlets down to Proper Height. This will ensure the|
outlets fall below the wall paneling in the Dining Room.
|Tray Ceiling outlet dropped down so it won't be seen behind crown molding|
|There were 5 outlets in the dining room to move...and 1 next to the fireplace.|