Thursday, April 28, 2011

Forging ahead.

I wouldn't exactly say the weather 'cooperated' today...but it managed to come around so I don't want to harp on it too much. The morning started off soggy and therefore halted work on the exterior yet again. But our amazing exterior contractor Jon showed up around 10am, despite the rain and decided to forge ahead. His crew of one later joined him at about 2pm once conditions improved and together, they managed to create a visual difference today that put a big ol grin on my face.

They managed to tie up the back corner of the house that is packed full of intricate details. They shingled the new overhang over the back door, installed the beadboard underneath, installed the trim around the perimeter and finished siding the lower half. It's looking absolutely fantastic. I can't wait to see it painted.

On the interior, the chipped tiles I referenced yesterday were removed (if only it was that simple, there's a lot more to it than just 'popping them out'). The surfaces underneath each tile had to be re-prepped for tile...and eventually they were replaced. They'll be back to re-grout them tomorrow and let's hope that's the last of the tile conundrums.

Jon gave me the great news today that they'll be pushing to have the exterior completed by end of next week. They'll work 'long days' through the week in order to get the project wrapped up. Being that we'll be out of the house for floor sanding/staining, this works out perfectly. The chorus of sanding, siding and roofing is sure to make glorious music that I'll happily give up my front row seat for.

Jeff wrapping up his 11th straight day of work means I went off to my happy place today. I picked up the trimmings for Gloria's birthday invitations. Here's how her paper palette is looking:-)

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