This morning, I’ve been trying to clear my desk by paying some of those pesky bills like water, gas, and electricity. Can’t live without those. I’m hesitating to pay the guy for the sewage treatment plant installed while I was in Shreveport last month, because the area around it looks horrendous and not what they call “dressed” in the industry. If I don’t pay it, though, they are going to levy me with interest charges . . . .
With the departure of the three-man door-hanging crew last Friday, work on the new house slowed to slower than a snail’s pace. My builder can’t part with any carpenters for three weeks. Meanwhile, I hope I can get some painting done.
On the positive side, the electrician finally finished the “trim work”, meaning we have power to the house, and all the lights should work. He finished last night while I was at Termite’s ball game (45-minute drive from here) and could not check his work and “see the light” for myself.
This is the little pendant light over the kitchen sink. Dotter says I must exchange the globe for a more neutral color. I was hoping it would be a nice accent color once the cabinets and counter tops were installed. I will wait until then to decide.
TO BE DONE: There are three interior doors left to be hung, three door frames to be built, 12 window sills to be made, and all of the above must be painted, including painting baseboards for the whole house. There is vinyl flooring arriving any day for the bathrooms and utility room that must be put down. The cabinets will be installed this week, and must be painted. Then the finish plumbing can be done. And last but not least, the rest of the top-secret surprise flooring will be done.
I guess after that will be the de-junking, the packing, and the 1001 trips from the old house to the new house carrying armloads of belongings.
Most of the sheetrock dust has been sucked up the by the shop-vac. Tomorrow, I am going in search of a cheap, but heavy duty mop bucket with a built-in ringer. The whole house must be mopped to make sure all the dust is gone before the painting begins. Anyone know right where I can get one?
Moving right along,