We’re in our final days of construction mayhem now. At least we think… We hope… Although, I don’t really hope too hard, because I really will miss Randy when he’s gone…
But anyway, here’s a little something I’ve learned in the last month:
You’re NEVER really done with a major renovation project. You finish something, only to create something else that must be done. And the cycle repeats.
Case in point: our deck is built now. And it’s beautiful. See?
However, in building the deck, we realized that the extra-wide doorwall that leads out to the deck really didn’t, well…
Open. Too well.
What the eff good is a beautiful new deck, with a door in front of it that doesn’t open (especially a very nice, expensive doorwall)?
The answer is: no good. So no-good that you might as well put your foot through the glass, which is what I was about to do when I came home the other day all excited to see the deck up, but couldn’t get the door open to go out and examine it. Randy was on the deck side, and I was on the office side, and we were shouting instructions to each other through the glass, but I COULD NOT GET THE DOOR OPEN! And Kyle had to climb down the scaffold and come in and help me.
So yesterday morning when Randy and Kyle showed up for work, and they asked if I wanted them to take the door out and try to fix it, EVEN THOUGH we had already done drywall repairs to the inside of the house, and painted, and unpacked…
Of course I said, “YES TAKE THE F#@%ING THING OUT AND MAKE IT OPEN GOD DAMMIT BEFORE I KICK IT DOWN!”
And I got what I asked for.
I also paid for what I asked for, which was not in the budget, but of course Randy gave it to me for a steal (it took two of them four hours to level out the floor below where the door had been installed, which is why it didn’t open for crap).
And my door opens now. Like buttah.
However, I now have drywall that needs to be repaired. And paint that needs to be re-painted. Sigh.
But you know — what the hell good is a deck you can’t get on to? It’s the 4th of July next week, and we have fireworks to watch.
3675 is coming along — check out all the pics of our progress here.