Front porch

Progress on the porch!

I’m assuming they are pretty much finished, but no one has called asking for $ so there must be something else to do.

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Here’s the stump of the tree(s) Pedro cut down last week:

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The roofers are behind schedule due to the rain but will hopefully be catching up. The contractor with whom I met most recently has gotten a partial estimate to me for my list and the numbers are looking really good. We are meeting Monday at his office to figure out the rest. I think I’m supposed to be ordering the tile I have picked out tomorrow or Monday! Yay! This might really be done before I have to renew my construction insurance policy again!

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Another vacation? Really?

Yep, that’s right. OF’s taking yet another vacation. Let’s see what has been accomplished since the last vacation:

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Now, I don’t have a picture of the back door storm door yet. Since no doorknobs of mine will be installed at this juncture because I guess “we” would rather I just drive around with a damn truckload of doorknobs and deadbolts, the back door is screwed shut and I haven’t walked around the house to the backyard lately since I have been busy with hissy fits inside the house, then storming home. Those are exhausting.

Anyway, so in 9 days, not including weekends or the first Monday when no one showed up, “we” have accomplished putting up two columns, a door, and a storm door, plus putting a doggie door in the storm door. The last 6 pieces of siding were put up as well. Nine days. I think there is some passive-aggressive behavior going on here.

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It’s Thursday, right? Three days of work so far this week:

One column on the front porch is up:

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And the back door came in and is sitting in its new home – those awful sliding doors are GONE! Actually, they weren’t quite as awful once the s-nephew pulled that flowery sticker stuff off of them, but still, this is an improvement:

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And no pictures, but there was a massive rain storm yesterday so there was water flowing into the bathroom through the light fixture into the new tub, which of course doesn’t have a drain or anything so it just went through the hole where the drain would be and got the entire subfloor soaked. Great!

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More progress on the siding and floors!

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The last of the porch floor rubble has been put into buckets.

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The hardwood floors are “done” in that they have all been put down. Next step, sanding!

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And the light in the living room has been moved and the other one has been taken out so that they line up with the windows instead of willy-nilly across the ceiling.

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Porch construction continues…

Plus a little progress on the floors inside.  Let’s take a look at the porch first:

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The damaged floor in the bigger bedroom has been taken up:

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And prepping for the hall floor is in progress:

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My mom and my brother believe that the board in the roof of the porch means that someone – not me – is planning on putting the fan dead center in the ceiling of the porch, which obviously wouldn’t make sense because the seating area is to the right, centered underneath the big window. Why would you put the fan to the left of the seating area?

Update: That was the plan but it has been fixed – problem avoided.

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The porch construction has begun!

Now it’s starting to look like something! Almost.

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I believe we have a problem in the bathroom but I was told to just wait – that’s what I’m always told when I say there is a problem that we need to fix or do something different to avoid a problem. Since I’m always right, this ends up with either my backing down and accepting the washer and dryer in the exact wrong place – I have been told I said to put them in the “short corner” – actually, I asked how tall the “short corner” was since if the short corner is tall enough to accept them, the tall corner is definitely tall enough for a stackable washer and dryer.  The short corner was measured and is about 74 inches tall, meaning the tall corner is probably 80 inches tall, so the 36 inch tall w/d set will fit in either corner.  But the 38-inch tall set will only fit in the tall corner.  Most of them are 38 inches or taller.  It is hard to find a set that is 36 inches tall, each.  Now I can only buy one random Maytag washer and dryer.  They just have to last long enough for me to get tired of this place and leave and then someone else can move the w/d connections around in the closet.

Anyway, here’s the bathroom now:

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Here’s the floor at the front door:

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And here’s the progress on the kitchen floor:

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My sister-in-law said today, “They’ll be finished by Christmas, right?” Does it look THAT hopeless???

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