Saturday, September 29, 2012
Yet another disappointing week of virtually NO progress. Monday is our bank deadline to finish, and we're not even close. Now we're hoping for a thanksgiving move. REALLY!!! WHAT IS THE PROBLEM???????? We're not sure WHAT is going on here. The whole job seems to hinge on one russian guy who just can't be bothered to make an appearance. My theory is that he's stalling, hoping that the floor heat will get going soon. There's no guarantees on that. We just NEED to get moving. Every day that goes by with no one working at all is another sleepless night. It's getting old and extremely frustrating. Our contractor is FULL of promises, but not a lot of action. We've been very patient, but it's time to get out the squeaky wheel. (Don't MAKE me get out the stink eye) Next week is SUPPOSED to be a circus of contractors. Electrician (to move the mis-placed light fixtures), plumber (to work on the boiler and floor heat), russian (to finish the screwed up island, cabinets, and clean up the mess he left with the floor), countertop template folks (to start countertops - but only if the island is fixed), bulldozer guy (flatten the property out before it starts raining), tile guy (back from vacation to finish the master where they ran out of tile and the jack and jill shower). If all that happens, it'll be more work than has been done in the last 2 months. We're hopeful, but not optimistic. There was ONE bright thing this week. The painters worked their butts off doing the outside. I love, love, love this color combination. It looks clean and fresh, and not like anything next door. The exterior is 95 percent done. All that's left are the columns on the porches, that need to be built after the porch is poured, and the front door (it's going to be an awesome shade of burgundy). Gotta love those painters!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
After 6 weeks of pulling teeth progress and three days this week where NO ONE worked at all, we finally have some progress. On thursday we were very excited to see the cabinet installer return to start the cabinets....floors are on hold for now. He put in 2 full days, building toe kicks and putting up the kitchen and it's coming right along..... The stove wall is pretty much done....
Friday, September 14, 2012
(but not much) We were very excited monday to see the long awaited gas company pull up to hook up our gas line and install the meter. They sent about 6 trucks and a backhoe and proceeded to dig up the street and the neighbor's flower bed. After about 3 hours, they covered thier tracks and bailed, leaving us with a brand new shiny meter, and our gas working. This was huge, because now the heat system can be installed and get to working and the floors will follow soon after.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Someone forgot to tell our contractors that. At the beginning of the week I said "you watch, no one will work this week" shoulda kept my mouth shut because it was pretty much true. We're still stuck in catch 22 hell, no floors until the heat, no heat until the gas..... Now the tile guys are kinda stuck too, because they need the finish molding to be up so they can place the tile. The good news....the electrician got over his pout long enough to show up for 4 hours or so and put up some light fixtures. We were so glad to see ANYONE here.