So obviously since we were deciding on flooring Thursday night our basement renovation wasn't finished yesterday. Am I disappointed? Yeah, a little. I really wanted the three day weekend to be able to move our stuff back in downstairs. And we didn't make great plans for one of the summer's three three-day weekends because we thought we'd be moving. Oh well. Apparently there were lots of angles, which made plastering take longer. Not really sure how we ended up with more angles than the plans...but I do suppose they boxed out a lot of ducts in closets, etc. Is it the end of the world? Not in the least bit.
So the new estimate is that we'll be moving in next weekend. Do I
believe that? Nope, not at all. Cause we've got a problem, Houston. The
flooring we chose is out-of-stock and won't be in for two to six weeks.
Um, that's either a week off from the new estimate or forever away. And
by forever away I mean we have visitors coming in two weeks and we NEED
our rooms upstairs back before then. We think we may have found a
vendor that will price match and deliver the floor in a week and a half, but
they're closed this weekend so we'll have to wait 'til Tuesday to find
out if they're our solution.
Despite the delay and the floor drama, they're making good progress downstairs. Yes, plastering and painting has taken forever and a day, but it's really looking good. Here's the latest from the corner in the den taken on Wednesday:
And finally, yesterday they started building the built-in shelves in the corner of the den. They're going to be amazing! (You can also see the color we chose for the walls...yes, gray).
So with the rest of the schedule up in the air, we'll just have to wait until Monday or Tuesday to figure out what will happen next. As things get closer to being finished we just get that much more anxious for things to be done. These guys are great, but I just want them out of my house. Well really, we just want all our stuff back where it belongs. And we want to vacuum, dust and wash the floors...without a fine dust settling down twenty minutes later. Thank goodness we didn't tackle this whole project alone, the end would never be in sight if we had.