reno chronicles #22

So this week was an exciting one — another inspection and all the drywall – installation, taping, mudding, sanding and priming – have been completed.

Thanks in part to five days of work by a harmless older fellow who’s level of efficiency and productivity was in stark contrast to that of wonderful contractor and his crew. Absolutely no complains about the end result, though! To me, that’s a sign of excellent management.

My exterior light fixtures arrived on Tuesday and they did not disappoint. Actually, they are even better than I thought they would be and are going to look really great. Three, two-light (one shines from the top to uplight, and one shines from the bottom to downlight) black metal, flush wall-mount fixtures arrived safe and sound.

My guess is that they are going to look much more expensive than they really were when they are installed. Gotta love that!

I finally ordered my flooring and had it delivered on Thursday. Because I was willing to sacrifice some space in my living room to store it for a couple of weeks, I was able to buy it in-stock and at a clearance price. That saved me somewhere between $200 – $250 for the same product I was going to buy at a specialty flooring store. In my books, any unexpected savings like this is a welcomed bonus!

Aside from that, I must admit I’m getting restless not having an outdoor space. Especially since Saturday was the first day it’s really felt like summer. Now, I’m not admitting to anything, but there may or may not be a couple of footprints matching my feet in the tar on the roof (ouch – it was hot!) of the addition…

It won’t be too much longer…I have a feeling things are going to be moving quickly now.

More next week!

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