Archive for June, 2011
As I write this post the crew are taking a break from our reno because my Mother-in-law is down to visit and we didn’t want her to be disturbed by all the noise and drywall dust that seems to have taken over our house!
So this post is from last week along with pictures that look like the basement is almost done, except for painting, doors and the flooring. But looks are deceiving, there is much to be done. Much more than we every expected. So last week we started week 11. When you look at the days above 42 days doesn’t make 11 weeks, but the crew have been in our home for 11 weeks, that isn’t incluidng weekend, long weekend Monday’s and many Friday’s they missed. But all in all they are working hard to complete our “little” basement project.
See below all the pictures to show all they have completed so far. Take note they are already priming the family room walls. Yeah! Also the crew did a fantastic job of cleaning up all the mess that has accumulated in the basement. So much so that there are 10 bags of garbage outside our house waiting to go to the dump. Still lots of dust to be vaccumed up though. Can’t wait for this to be done. That will be the day! haahaa.
Pictures 1, 5-10: most of the family room it is primed and ready for colour. Pictures 2-4, 12-14: the bathroom is all primed and the shower has all the walls and the “box” (see pics 13-14) for the shampoo installed along with the base for the shower. All ready for the shower tiles for the surround and the base. Picture 11: the hallway is also ready for prime and colour.
I found this great quote from Mark Twain that I just had to share with you. It is one of my philosophies of life. Enjoy!
Even when you get upset with your child, at least with Faith, she always hugs me to say “that’s okay Daddy.”
I think sometimes I need to have that kind of forgiveness. The kind that doesn’t hold a grudge, doesn’t remember wrongs or brings them up when I do or say the same thing again. The forgiveness of my little daughter is so precious and sincere. I wish I could show that kind of forgiveness. I’m so thankful I have a little girl to remind me how to truly forgive.
But the forgiveness that is the ultimate is the forgiveness God bestowed upon us all when he sent his only Son to die in our place, rise again all to forgive us of our sins. That’s unconditional forgiveness. Thank you God!
However I’m very thankful for a practical example of forgiveness from my little 2 year old daughter. I truly feel forgiven when she gives me a big hug.
Thanks Faith for always forgiving Daddy when he was in the wrong!
Another week has gone by and the “boys” have been doing the same thing they did last week. Sanding, sanding and sanding. Did I mention, they have been sanding. haha. Our house continues to be a cloud of dust. Very fine dust from the drywall sanding is every where. I know I sound like a broken record but it is very annoying and I am hoping the sanding will be over soon. De-Ann has been so good to wash the floor every night she comes home so we don’t track anymore dust throughout the rest of the house. Mind you, there is even dust upstairs. Enough of me complaining. haha.
So you will notice from all the pictures and descriptions below that the majority of the basement is ready for priming but before that happens they have to do a huge clean-up. You can’t tell from the pictures but the basement is a mess. Not just dust, but tools, debris and piles and piles of gravel from breaking up the floor.
After speaking to the foreman I found out that the bathroom will be completed next week. And you will notice that the cement board has finally been put up on the fireplace. So we are getting there but not as soon as we all hoped. Remember we were told 4 weeks. We are now on week 10 but in all fairness the “boys” didn’t come to the house every day of those 10 weeks. They averaged 4 days of the week most weeks.
I have attached all the pictures I was able to take because there are now a few lights set-up in most of the basement. The bathroom, storage and bedroom are still without lights, but the family room is very well lit. Check it out.
Picture 1: main storage is done, both outlets are in and the drywall on the bathroom side is up. Pictures 2, 3 & 10 & 17: the hallway is all drywalled and ready for primer. Pictures 4-9: the bedroom is also all drywalled and ready for primer (pic 4 & 5 show the holes where the potlights will go…soon). Pictures 11-16: the family is ready for primer. Take note of the potlights hanging from the ceiling. They are all wired and working. Pictures 18 & 19: shows the holes in the hallway ceiling for the potlights. Pictures 20 & 21: the closet in the bedroom is drywalled and ready for primer but the ugly bathroom pipes stick into the closet. Yuck. Picture 22: the hole in the wall of the bedroom where the window will be going in.