Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Whole New Tuesday

In the Contractor Walk About yesterday, he brought the painters.  They talked about what needed to be done before thy could get in here and paint.  One was translating for the other in some Hispanic language I could get some of the gist, but they spoke too fast and the world moved on before I could adequately translate. 

The new thing is a cabinet over the fridge that is too deep for the a/c vent.  The cabinet overlaps the vent by about 1 inch.  So we need to move the vent.  OMG......

So Jay calls 4 people and can't get anyone.  I make one call and Charlie should be here in about 15 minutes.  Am I really that much better than a contractor?  Maybe I should be doing his job.

 (t i m e  goes by.....)

They got it done in about 45 minutes, moving the vent out about 3 1/4 inches.  Amazing.  One of the guys told me he just signed up for the Navy last week.  He wants to work on submarines.  He says a few years working in attics prepared him for that! My family was Navy and Marines, so I told him he had chosen a proud branch.

Jay also needs to compete the back of the fireplace (in the laundry room) and get the bricks in the front of the fireplace mortared back in place for the painters.

 And the painters want the floors cleaned so their tape will stick.  Frank will be esctactic since he goes in there and mops every night anyway.  He is obsessed with the mopping thing.  Not that he has ever mopped in his life before, however he is a dedicated vacuumer. 

Hence the fact we now have a new vacuum after much research and study.
The granite measring guy should be here in a few.  I had Frank bring the range top and the sink in to the kitchen.

As I said, I don't want Frank measuring these items.....


  1. It is coming together! The cabinets are beautiful!

  2. SO much progress --- one little thing at a time is adding up!

  3. Measuring by them is protected by their paying for replacements. It could be a very costly mistake on your part. My husband wanted to measure for our counters rather than pay $200 dollars for the laser measurements they suggested. I told him to measure and also paid for the laser. He copied numbers wrong and actually measured wrong, so the cost of paying for them to measure was less frustration and not having to do it over. Being a handyman is good, but know your limitations. He really is handy and does most things well. He normally measures at least 3 times before cutting and gets it right. Glad Tuesday is working out for you.

  4. Isn't it wonderful how much difference one day can make? Your kitchen is really beginning to shape up and before you know it, you'll be cooking on that very nice stove that Frank had to haul in. That will be wonderful!


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