It’s true. The Bobcat Lair is almost finished. Or so we thought. We just needed the built-in shelves, some trim, and to get it all cleaned up. So we thought.
But, this is a Hermit Haus Redevelopment project, and it’s in Austin. What does that mean? It means City of Austin inspectors. And the fun surprises they tend to bring us. As Lee repeatedly declares, “I’m never working in the City of Austin again!”
This time, the guy who was supposed to give us the final certificate of occupancy said, nope, the new windows we had installed are not up to code. We had put in updated, double-pane windows that matched the ones already there. Well, we can’t do THAT! We must install vinyl windows, you know, ones that will look different on both the outside and inside. Oh, our general contractor, Ruben, was not pleased. Nor was Lee. I kept thinking there must be some way to fix this–I needed another perspective.