Saturday, June 16, 2007

Raining Again

Don't get me wrong; we're always grateful to have rain. But this means the plumber may not be able to get his work done until things dry out a bit.

Jim thinks this is torture - the hurry up... and wait; hurry up... and wait; hurry up... and wait. Well, that and timing the draws correctly. He said the first one wasn't funded until the the very last minute. Yesterday, Jim paid Rosario the first third for his work so far on the foundation.

We've settled on the materials and design for the kitchen backsplash (I think) and we continue to collect items as we find them... some outdoor lights found on clearance at Lowes; the hand-scraped wood flooring for the 2nd floor and stairs is on back order from Lumber Liquidators; tile, beautiful tile, from the 'seconds' heaps at Architerra and Dunis; Mico faucets that were languishing in a warehouse in East Austin. I think Jim plans to order the interior doors (knotty alder) soon. Parts of the downstairs are stuffed with boxes of the marble tile we found at Costco a few months back.

If it stops raining, we'll mark the portions of the slope that we want Rosario to grade.

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