All I wanted to do today was get the touch ups done around the outlets, start prepping the trim and doors for paint and maybe, MAYBE, install the main light. The touch ups and prep were relatively easy, though I may still have to consider a couple of larger plate covers because I am not… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Mascot Must Be Murphy
Were you betting that I wouldn't pass inspection? Well, you won that bet. Why didn't I pass? Because I didn't have the outlet overs, vent covers, doorknobs and main light fixture installed. You know, all those things I held off on because of the inspection since I wasn't given even a clue what exactly they… Continue reading Craft Room Project: A Whole Lotta Nope
The absolute last thing I wanted today after spending over an hour trying to get my only used ONCE paint sprayer to work, which I couldn't do, and many more hours rolling the paint on my ceiling instead of spraying it was to get a text from the contractor telling me that our final inspection… Continue reading You. Are. Kidding. ME!?
And they are DONE! I have a lot of clean up to do, but I am more than willing to do those pieces myself. It is such a huge relief to have these people out of my house. Better late than never, but it is now my turn. Next up, PAINT!
The start of this day had me seriously wondering if I was going to need bail money and a lawyer because murder was sounding pretty good. (Okay, no. I'm not REALLY that vicious, but the thought did cross my mind) As is par for the course with this company, the electrician didn't show up at… Continue reading Craft Room Project: STILL Not Done
As much as I've complained this winter about not getting much snow, I'm going to take the timing of this as a gift. We aren't supposed to get much and we are hovering on the edge of blizzard conditions with the wind, but it is snow, so I'm happy. Though I will say that it… Continue reading Gift From Mother Nature
I just want to be DONE! Again, this crew didn't bother to show up until nearly 11 am (because of course we were not given a frickin' time) and were only here for about 45 minutes. I was extremely leery when they said they were done. I had reason to be. While they did caulk… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Drywall Done? Um… No.
It is apparently asking way too much of anyone from this company to communicate or actually do their jobs. As part of the contract for work getting done, I'd asked for any cracks and dings and flaws in the already existing walls going down the stairs to be repaired and made ready for paint. I… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Too Much To Ask
So, so, SO close! Pretty much everything is now taped and mudded. The corners are all in and the issues I had at the end of the day yesterday were all taken care of. I do have one issue they need to address as they haven't done any fixing of the cracks on the existing… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Mudding Almost Done
After a late start (because of course they didn't show up on time and didn't let us know) of nearly 11 am, we got the remaining drywall installed and they started the taping and mudding of the seams, screws and any "oops" places along the way. I had pretty high hopes to see more done,… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Drywall, Taping, & Mudding
There was some back and forth and a little confusion yesterday about when the drywall guys would start. We got a text yesterday afternoon asking if they could come today. It was a really difficult decision. I really, REALLY want them done, but I also desperately needed a day away, so did Hubby. We talked… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Start Of Drywall
We passed the rough in inspection and the electrical has been completed so I now have both lights and power in the new room. The lights that are currently in place are only temporary. My fixtures will go up once the drywall is done, which is supposed to start on Monday. The one sad thing… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Electrical Complete
This one is actually from a couple of years ago. I had really thought this was from last year, but I was shocked to realize it was back another year. I have this in the rotation of background images on my computer and I saw it pop up the other day. It is one of… Continue reading Broken Frozen Soap Bubble
Outlets! I see outlets! Okay, I'm such a dork. When I saw the boxes go up on the framework, I just got stupidly happy. No wiring. No actual outlets or switches. Just empty boxes. And I was giddy. Imagine how much worse I got when I saw outlets in place and wires running through the… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Outlets!
It is a stark comparison of what got done in slightly over half a work day today vs. what had been done in the three-ish days the other crew was here. It is kind of shocking. We found out why we only had one guy today. It's because the other guy just flat out didn't… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Framing Done!
The frozen fog yesterday was absolutely stunning. I was very limited on my time because by the time I got my camera and got out there, the wind was picking up and starting to knock all the spikes off of everything. At one point, it looked like it was snowing with how much was falling.… Continue reading Frozen Fog Spikes
We had our meeting and walk through with the main guy today. I mostly let Hubby lead because I'm still pretty pissed about everything. It wasn't a very satisfying meeting. The end result is that whatever issues we have are going to be taken care of, one way or another. They shut down all work… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Status Update
Aaannnddd... today is an epic fail. It started when only one guy showed up. He came in with a huge broom, which tripped my WTF mode because that would indicate they thought they were done or close to done and they weren't. I just decided to wait and see. At that point, I had no… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Welcome To The Shit Show
Yesterday's progress seems a little better than the previous days of work. At one point, I got the wild idea that they were actually working until they finished today, but that was extreme wishful thinking on my part. All because they worked later in the day than they had the other days. I was pleased… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Snail Progress Day 3
Well, there is progress. Not a lot, but progress. I still do not understand how it is possible for two guys to be here from 9am until about 3:30pm and all they get done is framing a doorway in an existing opening, putting up an outer wall frame (no internal studs) and the door frame/front… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Start Of A Closet
I debated with myself over posting this because, honestly, it feels like I'm just being cranky about the whole thing. Reality is that I'm not actually just being cranky. It is about general respect and decency from the people you hire to work on property you own and the fact that this company really doesn't… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Contractor Etiquette