Monday, April 25, 2011

Powering Up.

After 70 years of providing power to this fine house, the wires that run from our house to the big ol pole in our alley were laid to rest. We had Xcel Energy out here this morning to remove the powerlines so that our exterior contractor could side underneath them. 10 minutes later, IT was reattached to the house. That's right, where there were 3...there is now 1. Apparently the existing wires were far too old to rightfully be reattached to the he took them down completely (of course our power was turned off for this) and attached one brand new, all encompassing wire.

As he was leaving, he casually mentioned that it would have cost us $1000 to have this done, but because it wasn't what he was called out there to do, but had to do by regulation - it was free to us. He might as well have pulled a big old cardboard check out of his truck because I was throwing the confetti. What a way to start the week!!

With the new wire now properly installed on the corner board, the siding was able to forge ahead at record pace (the gorgeous rays shining down might have had something to do with it too!) Here's how things are looking after an awesomely productive day.

The roof is scheduled to start tomorrow, but the forecast sure isn't looking bright. We'll hold our breath and hope for the best.

On the interior, tile progress continued. I will be so thankful when the flooring is completely finished and we don't have to play hopscotch to avoid the wet tiles that we aren't able to walk on. Hopefully by Wednesday things will be completely tied up.

Tomorrow the interior trim is being delivered so they can get started on trimming out the windows. The majority of the base and crown moulding will have to wait until the cabinetry is installed since it either buts up to it or continues to run over it. It will be great to have a head start though.

I know it's been a lot of the same lately and I honestly don't know how much more I can say about siding and tile. While this finishing work is arguably the most important, I really don't think it will pack much punch until we see it all come together with paint, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, cabinetry and countertops. All of these things are in the works and will be falling into place in the next few weeks.

That's all for today! We had a wonderful Easter including a generous trip from the Easter bunny, a meal shared with family, tractor rides for the kids and plenty of sweet treats. More to come!

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