Thursday, October 01, 2009
Just a brief note for the renovation followers. Just this one pictures, alas, which looks very much like yesterday's picture. If you look carefully you can see that the stove is pulled forward and there's a guy there plastering the wall. Which reminds me that another gift in the gift of this is that he discovered that it wasn't fully insulated in the kitchen so they're adding more insulation too. Yes!
They are moving along rapidly. I think they have finished the walls and have been slowly bringing the cabinets in. They just put the closet next to the bathroom back together, which is nice. I want to think carefully before I fill it up again, though. And they may need to go in there again when they hook up the washing machine and dishwasher, so...
They're also doing the hand grips to the water heater room and finishing the back steps. Working hard. I can't say enough good things about The Powell Company - the contractors doing the work. Every single person who has come here has been kind and friendly and thoughtful and all the guys work really hard. They'll finish up the back steps today too, I think. Whew!
But anyway, tomorrow the linoleum will go down. I'm a little disappointed that they are doing the cabinets first and not putting linoleum wall to wall, but they couldn't schedule the linoleum guy and he said this isn't an uncommon way to do it, so I'm going to trust that. I don't know when they will paint. The next big thing will be the counter tops. Somebody comes out next week and remeasures (lots of remeasuring) and then he said he doesn't know how long it takes after they remeasure, but it seems like everything will be DONE pretty soon - maybe by the end of next week! You'll get pictures as soon as I get to see it.
As for the cats. Angel has been in and out of hiding and is calmer today. She even greeted one of the supervisors and let him pet her. She also inspected the closet each time the guy went in and out to get equipment or to saw some new thing into shape. I guess she has given her approval. Tara actually checked it out too, but not as thoroughly.
That's today's update.