When we got there, we were surprised to see a crew finishing up our driveway and sidewalk and that of the neighbor's. While it was great to see that done, it meant we couldn't walk up the driveway as we normally do. Of course, it also poured on Monday, so the yard was a mud pit. I was not expecting this, so the kids were in the school shoes and I was in sandals! We decided to go for in anyways. I'm sure we were quite a sight trying to walk through mud that we kept sinking in. By the time we got to the service door, I could barely lift my feet (as I was also carrying my three-year-old). I got to the door, only to find it locked. We stood there for a few minutes, trying to figure out what to do when a contractor came over. He told me that the PM had called him to let him know we were coming and to leave a door open. He said he wondered if he should tell the PM that they were pouring concrete and if we knew about it. Nope, I'm not psychic.
So, he told us that he had left the front door open for us (all the way on the opposite side of the house). We waited for him to walk around and let us in. By now, I'm a little frustrated since I had a meeting to go to after this and I'm covered in mud. After he let us in the garage, he put down cardboard in the mudroom for us to take off our shoes. Fortunately, he had just gotten done sweeping the house, so there were no nails or anything else dangerous on the floors. Now to the good part: the pictures (which are not high quality since all I had on me was my iPod)!
|Stove is not pushed into place because they|
are waiting to install a new counter to the left.
The first one came up a little short, but they
installed it anyway.
|Microwave (hope I can reach!)|
The stain is Traditional Cherry and looks
quite a bit darker than the sample, but
I love how it looks.
|Missing phone line has been excavated.|
|This is our breakfast bar. I'm not quite sure what|
it is attached to, but since PM's already marked it with
blue tape, I'm sure it will be fixed.
After our tour through the house, the contractor was waiting for us. He had paint sticks for us to clean our shoes, plastic bags to put them in and offered us a "U-Haul" blanket to put down on the car seats. He even helped with scraping shoes since I was there alone with the three kids. So, all was forgiven for not mentioning to our PM that they were pouring the concrete. We'll be back on Friday to check out the wood laminate flooring and the carpet that will be installed today and tomorrow. Friday is drywall touch up and they've got some work to do.