Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Better Late Than Never

The spackle "crew" never showed up last Wednesday.  {Who is surprised?  Anyone??  Anyone??  Yea, me neither.}  Someone called out sick, but they promised to make the time up on Friday by brining in another man.  They claimed they'd have the whole house double-coated before the end of the day.  When the hubby and I arrived at the house on Saturday morning it was very clear that did not happen.  There was barely a speck of spackle on the walls, and not even everything was taped. 

Our contractor showed up at the house a couple minutes after we arrived.  I {foolishly} got a little excited thinking him and/or the spackle crew were going to get a days work in on Saturday.  W-R-O-N-G.  He was just there dropping off supplies for the crew that was MIA.

So three scheduled work days came and went without much progress.  Our fingers were crossed for better results come the new week.

During our lunch on Monday, Pete and I headed to the house to check on progress.  We pulled up to see that our supposed "crew" was, in fact, a single man.  {No wonder there was not much progress on Friday...the one day he showed up.}  But hey, I'll take anyone working on the house at this point.  One man is better than no man.  We inquired whether anyone else would be joining him for the rest of the week and he said he'd have a partner joining him Tuesday and Wednesday.

After stopping in on the job today, I can see that is not the case.  It's still just our lone man on the job.  Whatever.  At least their is forward progress...even if it isn't as fast as we'd like.

Here are some pictures from day #1 and day #2 of spackle.

Main/family bath after day 1 of spackle.

And again.

Hallway towards bedroom #2, former doorway for original bedroom #3 and master bedroom after day 1 of spackle.

View towards the kitchen after day #1 of spackle.  Cabinet doors are removed for sanding and priming.

Kitchen ceiling after day #1 of spackle.

View towards screened-in porch after day #1 of spackle.  The ceiling patch didn't get touched yet.

More patches in the kitchen and dining room ceilings after day #1 of spackle.

View from the master bedroom, towards the ensuite area, after day #1 of spackle.

View from master bedroom, towards my closet area after day #2 of spackle.

View from master bedroom, towards Pete's closet area after day #2 of spackle.

My closet area after day #2 of spackle.

Pete's closet area after day #2 of spackle.

Master bath vanity area after day #2 of spackle.

Master bath shower area after day #1 of spackle.

Master bedroom wall after day #2 of spackle.

Repaired crack in ceiling of master bedroom after day #2 of spackle.

View into hallway from master bedroom after day #2 of spackle.

Former doorway for original bedroom #3 after day #2 of spackle.

View from kitchen after day #2 of spackle.

And again...different angle.

View towards the front door after day #2 of spackle.

3 comments:

  1. I see some furniture has made it's way in! Exciting! It's so frustrating that trades are so unreilable. I wonder why that is - it seems to be a pretty common issue. Anyway, like you said, forward progress is forward progess!

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  2. Ughhh nothing irritates me more than when people don't do their jobs. But it looks like you guys are making great progress. Hope it continues to go well!

    ~Stop Me if You've Heard This One

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  3. Diana...yea, I craigslisted those chairs and I'm in the middle of painting and re-covering them. I also craigslisted the stools...they will be re-covered in the future too! Our master vanity is sitting in the middle of our living room as well haha. Jeez...our house is such a mish-mosh of things right now haha!

    Stopme...thanks so much!! :)

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