They’ve started to install some flooring, and we have new stairs to the basement, but as usual there are some delays and dramas.
Maria’s room is now recovered with the same bamboo flooring as the living room/dining room. I can only show you the living room floor, because Maria’s is now covered in paper. Not so pretty. But this is pretty:
And our basement stairs have been replaced:
The old ones are on the right:
So that’s it for pictures. Apart from flooring and stairs, it’s just been more drywall taping and some priming. Boring for pictures.
A few more delays have happened. The drywaller got hemorrhoids, so he was out for a day. The vinyl installer is backed up, so our kitchen floor hasn’t been laid yet, but it should happen later this week. So far we’re about a week behind on our new longer schedule.
As for drama, we received a phone call from the excavator (see blog post number 1 or so), saying the contractor hadn’t paid him and he was going to file a lien against our house. And of course he called at 6pm on a Friday. We were out and one of our daughters took the call and was totally stressed our by it. Tom called him back and got the details, and then we left a message with our contractor. He called us back the next morning and explained what had happened, and that he had worked everything out. Also, the guy had no legal right to put a lien on the house. Whew! Crisis averted, but honestly, we really didn’t need the added stress.