Change Log 05.28.09

Change Log for May 28th, 2009

I spent the day running errands and getting the car serviced.  I did pick up some trim kits for the ceiling cans (the ones from the local electrical place didn’t fit) and some caulk.  Yippee.  I’m going down to the house tomorrow morning though and hopefully I’ll have more to report. 

Tile pictures

Kids’ Bath

Master Bath

Downstairs Bath

Doesn’t the floor in there look nice too?  And yes, we’re going to replace the white caulk with something that blends a little better!

And look, I do work on the house too!

(I never thought I would use pnuematic and power tools as easily as I do now…)

Change Log 05.27.09

Change log for Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

I didn’t do much on the house today – made a couple phone calls, put another coat of sealer on the temporary master bath counter, and started cleaning in the rooms that will get linoleum.  We have someone coming out on Monday to measure and double check the materials and we need to have everything cleaned up by then.

Change Log 05.26.09

Change Log for Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Matt and I discussed the house and priorities, and I spent some time making some phone calls to various suppliers and subcontractors.  While I was running errands in the morning I bought the correct outdoor electrical covers, two more GFI outlets, and the trim for the cans in the away room.  I installed the GFIs and covers, so all that’s left is gluing the tops on the electrical boxes.  

Change Log 05.18.09 – 05.25.09

Change Log for Monday, May 18th through Monday, May 25th

I was visiting family for the better part of last week, and Matt was quite busy with work, so not all that much got done until the weekend.  However, the tile guys finished the downstairs bath and it looks great.  One of these days I will actually remember the camera and I’ll post some pictures.  The tile guys are now done with all three bathrooms and we hope to have them back shortly after we move in (and scrounge up the money) so they can do a backsplash in the kitchen for us.

Over the weekend we did quite a bit – well, Matt did most of it, really, I did a lot of work outside.  Here’s a summary of what I can remember.  Oh, and the move-in list has been updated too.

  • Picked up and installed the counter for the kids’ bath
  • Cut and installed a”temporary” counter for the master bath, put one coat of sealer on the counter
  • Installed the sinks in the kids’ bath
  • Installed the rest of the newel posts and the majority of the bannister and balusters.  There is just one little section to go on the railing! 
  • I touched up the paint and scrubbed the downstairs bath, and Matt laid the linoleum.  It looks good, but he’s ready to hire the rest of this job out (yippee!)
  • I finished sorting and moving the rest of the scrap pile
  • Matt installed the underlayment in the master bath
  • I installed one of the exterior plugs, then realized that the remaining two GFIs I need must have been used somewhere else in the house.  Back to the electrical store for me tomorrow…
  • Matt worked on the oak flooring on the landing

Change Log 05.13.09 – 05.17.09

Change Log for Wednesday, May 13th – Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Well, so much for keeping on top of this!

Over the past couple days I cleaned, tidied, and vacuumed upstairs to get ready to lay more flooring.  We received the underlay for the bathrooms, and found that our linoleum flooring may require heat welding to do the seams.  (yikes!)  I drilled holes for the dowels in 73 balusters.  I ordered the rest of the plumbing fixtures.  I contacted a person who does stairs, and had him out to give us a quote for finishing up the stairs. I contacted the propane company and gave them the go ahead to set the tank and hook it all up.

Matt primarily worked on the railing upstairs, but also spent a little time today and yesterday knocking a few things off the list.  I’ve updated the move-in list if anyone else is keeping track.

Change Log 05.12.09

Change Log for Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

I worked for a little while on the small section of flooring upstairs by the master bedroom, but found it slow going.  It seems like it should be easy, but we’re trying to be frugal in our use of pieces so it takes a lot of work to find the right pieces to fit in that space.  We want to make sure we have enough of this flooring to do the whole space, and since it is recycled flooring from Matt’s grandparents’ house we can’t exactly get more of it!  

Matt, my father-in-law, and I filled in the propane trench, so as soon as the new tanks become available, we’ll be able to get the propane installed.  We have finalized our plumbing too, and I tried to order that today but wasn’t able to get in touch with my contact person.  I also made an appointment for tomorrow to meet with someone about doing the finish work on the stairs.  I tracked down the underlayment for the upstairs bathrooms and that will be coming later this week.

And as I type this Matt is trying to get the newel posts set.  

OK, all caught up!

Change Log 05.11.09

Change Log for Monday, May 11th, 2009

Matt installed some of the shower trim in the Master bath (ooh, shiny!) and reinstalled the light fixture in the entry.  Unfortunately the beam isn’t flat on the bottom, so the light fixture is a little out of true.  We’re hoping that some shims will help.

Matt and I also met with a mortgage person, got a lot of information, filled out an application for a mortgage.  So long as the appraisal comes out decently, we’re in good shape.  But given the current real estate market, that is definitely some cause for concern.  But the interest rates certainly are amazing right now!

We also picked up all our linoleum flooring.  Now I just need to track down some underlayment for the upstairs bathrooms, and I can get started on that.

Change Log 05.10.09

Change Log for Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Since it was Mother’s Day and there wasn’t anything pressing that I needed to work on in the house, I opted to work in the garden while Matt sanded the floor upstairs and started laying out the railing.  

Change Log 05.09.09

Change Log for Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Matt worked on flooring and got the main long run finished.  Yay!  

I ran some errands and did some smaller stuff, none of which I can particularly remember.  And this is why I should be doing these entries more regularly…