The Homemade Roost is getting a Makeover

House update {catch-up}

I know, I know– I have seriously been a big slacker on the house updates– but well nothing to much has really been happening– and lets admit it– all that has been happening is the boring not so pretty stuff 🙂
The Insulators came– {looked like a fluffy bomb had gone off in the house– those guys know how to make a mess!} But they were quick had it done in 2 days
 Than came the sheet rocker/tape texture dude {originally we were gonna do this ourselves but by this point we were happy to hire it out}
To put this nicely let’s just say this has been a huge HUGE mess!!— First the guy gave the impression that he would have a crew– and after we’d pretty much hired him- he than informed us it would be just him {ok? we thought– and asked how long} he said 3-4 weeks tops– we said alright if he’s gonna do it by himself at least he’ll do it fast and be in a decent time frame {faster than we could do it ourselves at least}
NEVER! NEVER! Do verbal contracts! {and be people like me and Dave who don’t like confrontation–we were stupid and naive!}
Needless to say the sheet rocker took 9 weeks!
Half the time the guy just wouldn’t show up– would show up at noon and work till 2 and started working another job before he was finished with ours and was pretty much just scum!– we had to harass and call and check up on him daily — and he’d just flat out lie to us—— {so frustrating– we were to the point of firing him but since we had a verbal agreement– we had no clue what the legal complications were– and if we could even get on another sheet rockers schedule before he could finish — he’d keep saying for sure this weekend I’ll be done! — So fun!}
We now have 10 weeks to finish our house- before we have to close on our loan — which for us is like 10 days practically since Dave works full time and really only has Saturdays — we might be a little stressed– just a bit crazy– { so if you see me with my hair standing straight up covered in sawdust and caulk– give me a little slack 🙂 at least I didn’t submit to the temptation of shooting a sheet rocker and burying him in my backyard}
 We were trying to keep our Sanity while the sheet rocker worked so we worked outside on our yard
{You might question that sanity– cuz I made some mounds and dykes 🙂 }
I really wanted a small yard– but that didn’t happen cuz of the way we faced our house for wind– and the 80 feet or so you need for the county from the road— so we got a fairly big side yard– so we built an area for a fire pit and hopefully some shelter from the road until the tree’s grow and we can get our rock wall in.
 We pulled all our sprinkler pipe and got the sprinkler system hooked up– {which I gotta admit I’m super excited about} I’ve always had to pull hose and that just sucks!
We bought some fill dirt {no where near enough to cover all our rocks} but dirt is so dang spendy 🙂 Our kids have had fun playing on the piles– they’ll be sad when they’re gone 🙂
 Texture
 We were pushing the sheet rocker so hard in the end we were practically on top of him with installing our doors and putting on trim.

 

 I LOVE love the trim! I’m excited to finish it and get to caulking it and painting!
 We have a ton {TON!} of work ahead of us– but it’s the fun pretty stuff now– so expect many much posts and pictures 🙂

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  • kelseyApril 30, 2012 - 4:05 pm

    Love all your trim work and LOVE LOVE LOVE your doors! Cannot wait to see everything fall into place, probably not as much as you though…;)ReplyCancel

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