Friday afternoon Mandi and I took a jaunt out to the Rattlsnake House, since I hadn’t seen it in a couple of weeks. I saw lots of things, but most important is what I heard, with my own two ears. Garry said, “I’m hoping it will be two weeks and we’ll be done!” And he was even smiling. Well, I’m holding him to it. Two weeks. Counting down…
Garry was working hard on tiling the master bathroom and laundry room when we dropped by. The first thing I noticed, though, was that it was very cool in the house. Why, there’s actual air conditioning in there! The two big units, supplemented by two smaller ones, are getting the job done, and we didn’t have to do ductwork or anything. Good decision, us!
The master bathroom drew most of my excited gasps, however. Mandi really did downscale that “dream tub” of hers, and will now have a gorgeous rustic setup with a genuine galvanized water trough as its base. It’s going to look really rustic and nice. Chris did a great job on the plumbing, too. The copper pipes are just wonderful.
Of course, it was great to see all the floor trim and to know all the baseboard trim is ready to install as soon as the rest of the flooring goes in. It takes a lot of time to get all the trim ready to go, and it really makes the house look finished.
The upstairs bath is almost ready, too, all tiled and grouted, with the vanity and mirror up, window trim, and the toilet ready to go in as soon as we get the wax ring for it. Then up will go the shower walls!
Even Something Outside!
And lo and behold, there is now fencing up to be Mandi’s “dog run,” and it has a gate so a lawn mower can come in! Now the whole family has a place to be. Plus they have a dog door and the infamous “dog closet” that is under the stairs.
By next week there should be toilets and running water to the bathrooms. I’m looking forward to seeing what quaint solution the team comes up with for the kitchen.
Here are photos of most of the things I talked about in this blog.