Cause it’s so easy to see all that’s not. Not right, not according to plan, not on time.. things I don’t want to remember or commemorate here.. so here’s to the positive!
The exterior Tyvek (house wrap) and insulation is up! Poor guys were Tyveking on a really blustery day last week.
And trim has started! We ran into some interesting issues with all 3 pocket doors.. one had a screw through the roller track during installation
And two tracks were in crooked, making the doors not level, so our carpenter magician fixed one by altering the frame, and 2 others by cutting a hole in the drywall to access the frames and correct them. All 3 pocket doors were hung more than 1/2″ too high as well, leaving a considerable gap underneath, and he was able to remedy that as well. All a bit disappointing, but I’m so glad to have a really great craftsman carpenter to deal with these issues. He’s a fantastic problem solver and has made it all so in the end we’ll never know.
So Pete the taper is coming back to patch the 2 12″ square holes, and we’ll never know they were there. Whew! Except.. I did commemorate them, didn’t I… 😜
The trim is starting to come along nicely, we’re really happy with what Des is doing, and the attention to detail he takes.
This was a mock-up he did for me, which helped us decide against the shoe mold on top of the base. Cove was supposed to go on top, but the wrong material was shipped. Glad we’re catching these things together!
It’s beginning to take shape as our beautiful new home. A little longer than we’d hoped, but it’s being done right. Where we’re spending Christmas this year is still up in the air at this point. We know we won’t be home in less than a month which was our first plan, but we may go back just in time for Christmas with some things unfinished… and I’m learning to accept it, move on and focus on the positive. Or we may just take off somewhere hot and sunny and skip Christmas all together this year… or maybe I’m dreaming…