This week not much happened. The plaster folks finished up their plaster work, and the trim on the outside where the new windows got finished. The work does ebb and flow as we wait for the flooring to go in and the cabinets to arrive. Pretty soon the contractors will take a break while we wait for those cabinets, so right now only little things needs to get done.
- Basel, Switzerland
- Bern, Switzerland
- Lucerne, Switzerland
- Zermatt, Switzerland
- Heidelberg Germany
- Alsace France
- London, England
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Normandy, France
- Paris France
- Scottand, United Kingdom
- Barcelona, Spain
- Copenhagen Denmark
- Christmas Markets
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
This week was pretty quiet unti Thursday. I have to say - it was kind of nice to have a small break from the noise and dust for a week. Arlington came home from college on the 15th so it gave us a chance to get her settles and used to all the changes before they came back.
This week was all about plaster. The plaster folks were here on Thursday and Friday and got 3/4 of the work done. They will be back Monday to finish. Looking like a house once again. The plaster has a neat feel to it - it is glass smooth. I didn't expect that. We are hoping that we get a chance to do some painting before they put the floors down, but that is yet to be seen. We will see how long it takes for the plaster to dry.
Monday, May 17, 2021
To bring you friendship.
All 7 of us are fully vaccinated, and it was time to celebrate. In person. No masks. At a restaurant. Something that hasn't been available to me, personally, for 4 years with these ladies. I have not been out with them mask free or at a restaurant since 2017 when we left for Switzerland.
Did we hug and cry? You bet.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
We are 7 weeks in to this project already! It is moving along at a nice steady pace. I am anxious to get to the finishe product, but we do not feel overly bothered by the rennovation. We have a nice set up on our second floor and basement that is working well. We will see if I still feel that way in another month.
This week was short on days of production but big on change. Our wall board went up this week and the layout of the downstairs has finally taken shape. We can see how the mudroom and pantry will look now and how the ligh filters on the first floor. The ceiling also got boarded and our beam was wrapped. Big progress.
Wall board got delivered on Monday and installed on a Tuesday. It was super fast.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Another week is done! We have had 30 days of construction work on this house. While the last few weeks have been "boring bits", progress is being made. I spoke to our contractor yesterday and he said he is right on his scheduled timeline so far, so that was good news! With Coronavirus, and all the coordination of the various people who do various jobs - we feel pretty lucky that it is moving along as well as it is.
The only real hiccup we have come across so far is our Range. We ordered a Wolf Duel Fuel range which was new for 2021. We liked the upgrade panel that it offered and pushed us over the edge between a few different Ranges. This week we got a call that it has been backordered to at least July 29th. It was a bit of a blow only because our project will be over before the Range arrives. Which means we have to get the contractors to come back to install it. AND - that July 29th is just a hopeful date. It could get pushed again. Supply and demand are not equal and really there is no one to blame. There is a snowball effect of a pandemic where things cannot be controlled. We are going to keep an eye on it and just hope for the best.
Here is what happened this week:
1) celing insulation - which was a spray foam - was done. It was a little bit stinky, but not terrible.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
We did take a break from the remodeling and visited some family in Pennsylvania. Mat's sister, Teen, and her family are moving to Texas for a job transfer and we wanted to be able to see them before they moved. We are going to miss having them so close, but are excited for them and their upcoming adventurers.
While we were in PA, Cainan did his service hours he needed to get done for NJHS, we sorted golf balls for Finley's fundraiser this summer, and Mat and Finley got to see Reese's musical. Finley developed a terrible virus in her throat and we took a few trips to Med Express and the ER to try and get her pain under control. Wouldn't be a vacation for us if someone didn't get sick.
Teen's dog, Oreo, really liked Cainan.