While our Christmas letter was ready before Christmas, it took us until Valentine's Day to actually get it in the mail... Oh well!
It is almost done. Really. The electrical is finished, the final coat of deck sealant went on Sunday, and the majority of the contractor's junk is out of here. We are assuming that the ladders and materials they left are now ours... maybe as an apology for the excessive amount of screw ups during this process?
Still need to paint the media room, stairs, and kitchen nook walls. They are the last to be done.
Tomorrow the carpet guys come and then Chris can spend Sunday and Monday installing trim in the carpeted rooms. We decided to hold off on the tiling downstairs in favor of completing other projects that had already been started... but the trim was installed in both bathrooms!
This week the contractors cleared their mess out of the house, inadvertently taking things the electrician needed to finish the project. Sigh.
We had the original finish date of December 4th, which has clearly come and gone. We were granted an extension until the 16th, but that is to also include all the items that we now need to complete. The checklist for the contractors is almost done, but ours seems to be getting longer. The carpet installer is scheduled for mid next week, so that will allow us to finish a lot on our list.
Remaining items for them:
-simplifying the wiring of the stairs lights
-adding a junction box to attic to tie all lights together
-reglaze a window in the office that they broke
-load all trash and debris into the dump truck and take their leftover materials away
-put third coat of sealant on deck
-finish siding up to deck flashing
Our to-do list:
-tile the kitchen and breakfast nook
-paint the kitchen and breakfast nook
-finish the baseboard trim in media room, guest room, office, stairs, kitchen
-paint trim and doors downstairs
-finish garage drywall (awaiting contractors finishing deck first)
-loft tongue and groove finished
-media room partial walls finished tongue and groove
-loft lights installed
-exterior lights all installed
-fill in hole at exterior electrical hookup site
All this in 11 days? Not sure we can get it done!