Monday, May 22, 2017
The kitchen also has one, I forgot to take a picture
Here is the floor-same tile as the accent in the shower. Another issue came up. Original mud floor was higher than anticipated. Contractor didn't realize it until he started to work on the floor. The original pink cove bottom pieces will leave a wide gap above. We're solving this by ordering 4 inch square glossy black as a trim bottom border, to coordinate with the floor. Naturally, this will delay final completion.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Electrician returned this week, replacing the taped over, cracked push button garage door opener on the wall of the garage (see above), installing fixtures (light kits for ceiling of kitchen)
5 ceiling fans), outlet/switch covers, labeling the electric panel, creating a smooth, stainless steel exhaust tube for the dryer (hate those slinky, foil based ones-nothing but fire traps!). He has more to do, and even returned on Sat. He told me to call him when the medicine chests are in, and he will reinstall the existing light fixtures over the sink and address some msc such as switch out the garage light with one that has a motion sensor.
The contractor had access to the home on Monday morning until 12 noon, then was kicked off the job until Friday as every day earlier in the week meant a different coat was going down on the floors (I went with a natural stain and had 3 coats of polyurethane put down to protect it). Contractor had pulled himself off of the job a few times in prior weeks, and was behind, so I was pleased when he offered to work Saturday (yesterday) and had been working on my bathroom tile while his assistant is painting and working on trim.
The rest of the appliances were delivered: washer, dryer and fridge.
Glass guy was out, is repairing the cellar windows: replacing broken glass, reputtying all of the castiron frames. He returns Mon evening after work to install a custom storm panel I had him make for over the large, wide side light of the front door. What the former owner had made was the wrong glass, poorly installed, installed on the INSIDE of all things . . like everything else I saw/see that he touched, it's being redone RIGHT.
The next few weeks are my transition weeks as we move out of this rental and ready it to turn back over, and move into my new, forever home. I will have some extra expenses as a result (last month's electric included $15 for the new to me home) but I have been lucky that my last rent check was for 5/1 and my first mortgage payment is for 6/1. No overlap.
The LL reached out to me to arrange a final walk through date, I replied and await a finalization for the walk thru. We move on the 25th but meanwhile, we are starting to move what I call "smalls" and take everything off of walls, switch out our curtains for the LL's. I am required to spackle and repaint any holes. I already own spackle from last rental and there is paint in the garage. The wall touch up will happen this week, leaving a deep clean before my to be determined, final walk thru. Meanwhile, the new rug cleaner has picked up my room rugs and after having cleaned them, will return them to the new home.
Wed was pasta night,using some fzn chicken Italian sausage over a fancy pasta cut. Steamed Prince Edward veggie blend and a salad.
Sat was C.O.R.N. night. We are moving on Thursday morning, so really keeping an eye on foodstuffs.