My blog is named for Mehitable Day, a woman buried in the 1800s behind the Maine farmhouse where I lived as a teenager. Whenever I'd have a day that was especially challenging, eventful, or just plain odd, I'd tell my friends, "I've just had the most Mehitable Day!" And so this blog is where I share the events, discoveries and random musings
of my Mehitable Days. :-)
My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant
Sunday, July 1, 2012
I guess it's progress, though we've had a bit of "two steps forward, one step back" lately...
This photo shows the siding going up, but it also illustrates
some recent frustrations and delays, such as ~~
the damaged garage door, still installed wrong & missing window grids;
the area around the garage door was to be rocked, not sided;
the front door was warped and had to be returned for repair,
so unattractive plywood sheets took its place for a week.
But hey, other than that...
Meanwhile, the siding is nearly done, sheet rocking is all finished and textured and some interior trim has been installed upstairs...
We need to futz with the trim around the peekaboo window.
Don't like the lopsided look of the trim on the sides,
and are debating whether the top trim should be made proportional
or if it's more important to line it up with the other windows.
(This nitnoid stuff is what can make you crazy!)
Meanwhile, lots of stuff has been delivered...
Interior doors, stashed in the study
Door frames and white oak flooring, stashed in the dining room
(The dark board leaning against the left side of the pile of oak
has been stained in the custom color we've chosen).
Some of the kitchen cabinets and vanities, stashed in the garage.
(We've only checked one cabinet so far, the guest bath vanity,
and one of the side panels was damaged and needs to be replaced.
What do you think ~ was it the side that will face the wall
or the side that will face the bathroom and upstairs hallway?
Oh go ahead. Guess).
The above-mentioned guest bath vanity, plumbing fixtures,
extra insulation and some of the kitchen cabinetry,
(plus a guy installing rails so we can finally open the garage door),
stashed in the future dog kennel section of the garage.
The back side of the house, all sided
except for the shingles that will go in the gables.
(That's Jordan on the left, giving me a good-natured ribbing
about my excessive construction documentation). :-)
And here is how the front looked as of last evening...
At the end of the short work day Friday, they re-installed
the repaired front door and put the garage door in correctly,
though it still needs window grids and a replacement panel.
Next week is an abbreviated one because of the 4th of July holiday, but I'm hoping my next round of photos will at least feature photos of some installed flooring and - dare I hope? - some cabinets. Fingers crossed!
Till then, Happy Canada Day o friendly neighbors to the north, and to my fellow Yanks I wish a safe and...