Let’s continue … So, Friday night? After we finished working ALL week on the house and felt like it was a mad rush to the finish? We left Cincinnati, headed home, and walked to the Club for food & drinks. It was a nice treat. It’s been more than a few weeks since we’ve … More Hard Stop.
So, we put a final stop date for renovating the new house as Sunday, April 16. That leaves us with 2 full weeks to actually move. And, really, the hard stop for actual house renovations was Saturday, April 15 … because on Sunday we needed to clean – ALL DAY. So, this week, we chugged … More Mad Rush.
So, it seems like we just can’t catch a break with this house. For all the progress we make, it seems like someone else comes in and moves it all a few steps back. Very short version: We bought a new bed, and I cleaned the master bedroom floors … just in time for them … More One thing, and now another.
That’s what happened this past weekend. We were so productive. It was our biggest weekend yet. There’s not much to say about this stuff. We went in and just worked. Saturday, we literally worked all day. We got to the house around 10am – took a quick break for lunch and to run to the … More Productivity.
The paint is amazing. I know I said that in the last post. But now, you guys, we took all the paper off of the floors in the family room. It looks so amazing. Exactly what we were going for. So, here’s some background. When I started painting the family room, Patrick & I stood … More The Paint. [& more.]
The shoe has been installed and everything looks mostly good. There were a few pieces that didn’t appear to have poly on them, and a few noticeable gaps between the shoe and the floor/baseboards … and our contractor has been great and is totally willing to work with us and send someone out to … More Cleaning, Shoe, and Wall Prep
Oh, yes. There’s more. That wasn’t the end of it. (If you’re not caught up on our contractor incidents, read this. Also, there’s legit cussing in this post. Sorry moms.) So, remember when I said we were meeting yet another contractor this last Saturday? Well, we met with him. We’re showing him around the house. Asking … More Oh, wait. There’s more.
(This one’s a long one … so stop now, or hang in there.) We’ve hired contractors before. This has happened to us before. It was puzzling when it happened before. And it still baffles me. Contractors do a job for you and then you pay them. Hopefully, you’ll find a good, well-established contractor with great … More Perplexed.