Renovation Week 21: Crosseyed and Painless

Lost my shape
Trying to act casual
Can’t stop
I might end up in the hospital

(Previously.)

The news that the neighborhood is happiest about this week: all* of the exterior work has been finished: siding replaced, new aluminum flashing/trim in place, and the part of the roof where the skylights were removed from has been re-shingled.

Monday

Monday

Friday

Friday

From the street

From the street

 * where ‘all’ doesn’t include power washing the entire outside. The siding that’s been up all along is largely covered with a sheen of green moldy/mildewy grunge, and the siding that was taken down and replaced was getting all gunned up on the ground for a few months. That’s my problem, and is a problem for a different time. 

Inside

Facts are simple and facts are straight
Facts are lazy and facts are late
Facts all come with points of view
Facts don’t do what I want them to
Facts just twist the truth around
Facts are living turned inside out
Facts are getting the best of them

We gave up on the ridiculous idea that the floor in the new dining room would be salvageable, and will bring back the flooring contractor to bring in more of the 5″ hickory that’s in the kitchen, repair the parquet that’s in the family room, and stain everything the same dark brown Jacobean color.

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Before

Demolition in progress

Demolition in progress

Useless squeaky old subfloor

Useless squeaky old subfloor

Scarlet is checking out the new plywood subfloor

Scarlet is checking out the new plywood subfloor

Meanwhile

Where are the rest of the cabinets that we need in place to get things wrapped up?

I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting

Where is the missing sink that I ordered in March and need to have here before the countertop people will come to make templates for the countertops? The one that appears to have completely vanished from the face of the earth? That the manufacturer is claiming a 7-9 week lead time for?

I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting
I’m still waiting

Also

RIP Bernie Worrell, 3/19/44 – 6/26/16.

(Next.)

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