Saturday, January 31, 2015
They came and installed the faucet to match the shower one this morning, so we are finally done!
3 weeks but it was so worth it, it's beautiful and functional and it's going to be so much easier to clean with all the tile rather than the stupid textured paint that was there before... and the heated floor is amazing, we keep going in there in bare feet and just smiling :)
Friday, January 30, 2015
The electricians came and got the floor working yesterday afternoon- it's *very* nice to come in after a couple of hours outside clearing snow (we just had an inch overnight, so I thought I'd keep my hand in and save the church some money and deal with it myself) and be able to take a shower in our own comfy, warm and beautiful bathroom!
The other guys came and replaced the chipped tiles and dealt with most of the other minor touch-ups as well. The proper faucet came yesterday too, so if they come today and put that in and bring back the vanity doors they took to repaint we'll finally be done :)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
We can finally get in and use the bathroom :)
There are a few punch list items they have to come back and take care of (like the fact that the heated floor doesn't work, they've chipped some tiles, and they put the little chrome barrel bolt we got so we could lock the bathroom door on the vanity for some unexplained reason!), but I can take a shower without traipsing across to the rectory :)
Oh, and Jackie says "please excuse the wrinkly towels", they're clean but they got stuffed in a hamper ;)
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Just got back from a quick trip to Home Depot to pick up a towel rail, loo roll holder etc.- all the little accessories we need to finish the bathroom.
The roads are still snow covered but with the snow tires the little Accent drives as if it's a balmy summer afternoon :)
Now I'll just grab my snowshoes and the dog and we'll head off for the woods...
Monday, January 26, 2015
They finished most of the painting in the bathroom today (I love the color Jackie chose), unfortunately we'll have to wait for the storm to pass before the electrician can get in, but we can use the loo! :)
There are a few rough edges and little bits and pieces I want them to take care of, but once they can get back in after the snow there should be no more than a day or so's work left.
And the biggest thing is that they took down all the plastic in the living room, so after a couple of hours vacuuming and dusting we can sit down and spend our snow day tomorrow watching all the shows that the DVR has been saving for us over the last two weeks :)
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The sewer line for the whole building decided to back up late this afternoon. We managed to get a sewer guy here and we think the issue is in the section of pipe after our last manhole in the parking lot and the street (the one section we didn't replace when we did the parking lot a few years ago). He put the root cutter down it and jetted it out so that it's running for now, but it's still not right, so he's going to come back tomorrow and put a camera down it to see what our next move is.
On a happier note, they've almost finished the tile in our bathroom :)
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Spent a very productive day with the network engineer setting up our new interweb and phone distribution system... lovely fast internet and secure wifi throughout the building :)
The new phones are all on line too, and now we just need the phone company to port our numbers over. They're training Dorothée and me on how to use them on Wednesday.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Sorry, forgot to post these yesterday...
We have walls (though they make the bathroom look much smaller) and the tiles for the walls and floor have arrived :)
They didn't come today, but they'll be here tomorrow finishing up the drywall- so we spent some time this afternoon fine tuning the plastic covering everything in the living room as the dust from sanding drywall compound is usually the the worst for getting everywhere!
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Didn't get a chance to get in and take a picture yesterday before they closed up, so here's yesterday's progress...
Yesterday was mostly electrical, all the lights and outlets are in, as is the electric heated floor (!). Today: sheetrock and wonderboard so that hopefully on Monday they can start tiling :)
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Came home after going to the grocery store this evening to find that Holly was acting a little subdued. Turns out she has about a 1/2" puncture wound on one side of her belly- my best guess is she must have run into a stick or something in the woods, and she's so fixated on her tennis ball while we're out you could cut her leg of and she wouldn't react.
Anyhow, a quick trip to the emergency vet and she's been sedated and has a couple of staples and some heavy duty pain killers and antibiotics... and she has to wear the dreaded "cone of shame" for the next 10 days :(
But at least I have stylish black, soft version for her from an earlier injury, so she's doesn't look totally sad, just a little bit.
Progress! The old, nasty sewer line is gone and the good news is that the pipe is clean and unrestricted from this point on. So although the old pipes in the bathroom were almost completely blocked with years of gunk, they don't have to remove any more floor and it should run smooth and clear from now on :)