The Countdown

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Little Bit Debby Downer, but Go Team Appliances!

Week 19 - The fans were installed tonight.  This is the model of all the indoor fans, as well as the first floor patio.

Week 19 - This will hopefully make the balcony bearable in the summer evenings, and maybe naively I hope it will diminish the attack of mosquitoes on us.

Week 19 - Lilly has her own personal beer/wine refrigerator.  OK, obviously not really, but we're going to have to figure out a way to keep her away from it given it's perfect size for her to pillage.

Week 19 - You can only imagine Andrew's glee on Monday when some of the appliances arrived.  We're still missing the vent hood with extension, and there was a little problem with the 110 versus 220 volt power to the speed oven (i.e. new lines are now run all over the place) but it's coming together.
Every day we show up to the house, and it feels like two steps forward, a dozen steps back.  The punch list multiplies exponentially by the hour.  I don't see how it's possible to be done by next Friday.  I think the idea of having a "we're still in boxes, but who cares, let's watch fireworks" party is fading, but I'm okay with that.  The truth is, I want the outstanding items left to be done right, not shortcut for the sake of schedule.  We have time, so if it takes extra time, we can wait.  Patience isn't quite our virtue, but we could stand to work on it, and what's another few days, right?

The tub came in last week, but both the pedestal and tub itself are incorrect (as in, there is no way outside removing walls that the tub would fit in our bathroom), and there aren't any of the right one in the country. So... any guesses on how long it will take to get a place to rub-a-dub-dub?  Not to be a pessimist, but I would wager that it won't happen by next Friday.

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