We had 2 weeks left for someone to drywall. I called the guy who scraped the ceilings in our billiard room and hallways. He said he would be available to do it the following week, which was last week. We called last week and he said this week for sure. We figured we could at least paint the floor and knock that out of the way. Since we have so much crap, we had to move everything to one side, paint, let it dry overnight, then move everything to the other side and paint the rest.
Hubs also sealed some cracks around the perimeter of the garage and under the door. He used this really cool foam sealer called Great Stuff. You spray it in a crack, it foams up, then you just cut the excess off with a serrated knife when it dries. How cool is that?? Check it out!
The new washing machine and dryer come tomorrow! Woo Hoo!
4/27/11 - Frustrated
Okay, so hhgregg calls on Monday to say they don't have the side dryer vent kit we ordered and it would be there on Tuesday. We told them to go ahead and deliver the washer/dryer Monday and come back to install the dryer vent kit on Tuesday. Somehow wires got crossed and they did not come by. They came by Tuesday to set up the washer/dryer, but still no vent kit. Hmmm. When Hubs called the store, he was informed that it was back-ordered for 3 to 4 weeks. She said, "I told your wife yesterday that it was back-ordered... didn't she tell you?" ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? So not only am I irritated that I ordered this a month ago and they waited until now to let us know, but they lied to us twice! Nice. So Hubs went to Home Depot and found another contraption to use that would end up giving us the same configuration as if we went with the side vent kit. We needed it to be close to the wall since we are surrounding it with cabinets. The side vent kit was $49.99 and it cost Hubs $13.00 to create the new one. I'll be going to hhgregg tomorrow to get my money back for the vent kit.
Didn't he do a good job??
So Home Depot said the expected delivery date for our cabinets was Monday. Monday came and went, no call. I called Tuesday and they said the new expected delivery date would be that day, Tuesday. No call back. We called them back around 8:00pm and they told us it would be leaving the warehouse in Michigan the following day. What is up with these places?? So now we are not expected to get the cabinets until Friday. Is this project ever going to be over? Ugh.
I guess the good news is that we can start working on the 15 piles of laundry sitting on our bedroom floor. <sigh>
5/7/11 - Slow and Steady
Well, Home Depot finally called on Thursday to let us know our cabinets were in. Hubs went to go pick one up that night and no one was available to assist him. No surprise there. They said it would be about 45 minutes until someone could get it for him. He couldn't wait because I had to leave for volleyball finals, which by the way, my Diving Divas took the championship for the third straight season in a row! ;)
So he went up Friday after work and got the first pantry cabinet. He had to do a hack job on it since that ridiculous pump was going in it. Oh, and did I mention there is a concrete "ledge" along the bottom of that wall? Not sure what that is all about other than being another reason to annoy me. So he had to cut the bottom to accommodate that as well so our cabinets would be flush against the wall. He did a pretty good job considering!
Today, he went back to get the other pantry cabinet. Then while the girls were napping, Hubs worked on cutting holes in our other pantry cabinet for the dryer hose while I made 3 trips to Home Depot to pick up the sink base and all 3 wall cabinets. Not surprising, our 36 inch base cabinet was sold out, even though they showed 2 in stock. So, I had to go to another store and get it. Good times!
I love this picture of Roo watching her daddy cut holes in the pantry cabinet.
5/17/2011 - Leaking Washer.... GRRRRR
We went on vacation last week and when we got home, we noticed a pool of water in front of our washer. Great!! So we did a load of laundry and there was no leak until well after the washer had stopped. So, I guess Hubs is going to have to take one of the pantry cabinets down and investigate. Another setback. ;( We are still pushing forward though. We will go pick out counter tops tomorrow. I wonder what kind of issues we will run in to there. Stay tuned....
5/17/2011 (continued) - Cool
Well, Hubs investigated and found out that the dryer water supply line for steam was not tight. Who'd a thought it was the dryer causing the leak? Any who, hopefully that was the only issue and we won't have any more mystery leaks. The doors to the cabinets are on and we're going counter top shopping tomorrow.
I am bringing a sample piece of fabric with me to try and find a counter top that will match. Here is the fabric I picked out for the curtains. I just love stripes!!
Well, we decided on a counter top, but have not ordered it yet. Apparently the wall at the end of our garage is not level at all. The wall varies by 1 inch where the counter top will be. We will have to ask if the company can cut the counter top accordingly. We hope to do that tomorrow.
Hubs finished installing the well pump in a new configuration that takes up far less space. He lowered the PVC pipes, got a smaller tank and mounted the control panel under where the counter top will be.
Here is what it looked like before.
And this is what it looks like now!
We finally got around to ordering our counter tops midway through summer, only to pick them up almost 4 weeks after we ordered them. They said it would take a week, but we never got a call back from them. When we called about 3 weeks later, they said they were done. A phone call would have been nice, ya think? So we made arrangements to pick it up the following week. The counter top that went over the cabinet next to the house door was perfect.
The other counter top, which had to be cut at an angle on one end due to a crooked wall was cut straight, despite us providing exact measurements of how it should be cut and them saying that was not a problem. Of course we didn't notice it until we got home. We debated taking it back, but it would have been too much of a hassle trying to arrange another truck pickup and drop-off. Hubs made it work by using some shims and cutting an extra piece of the laminate back splash to cover the gap. He installed the sink with no problems.
I finished the curtains that go below the counter top to hide the well pump and other miscellaneous stuff we want to put under there.
Only a few more things to do before it's complete!
- Install and paint trim around the door.
- Install and paint trim around window. (We may have to get our carpenter friend to help with that. The window is jacked up, to say the least.)
- Install and paint foot boards and shoe molding.
- Change out the remaining light switches and plugs.
- Finish curtains for the door and window.
- Take better pictures and post. I'll get Hubs to use the good camera. ;)