Here is Jason giving the dogs their treats. Freya is right in there. lol Zeus took his treat and hid in Jason's bedroom to make sure Freya did not get his treat too.
Wednesday morning we left Jason's by 7:00 am and headed back to our house in Lake Cowichan. Still no Kristi, poor girl will be exhausted today and has an 8 hour course to attend.
When we got home we inspected the spray foam work from yesterday. Apparently it took the guy all day to do the work. The basement should be much better insulated as well as the main floor with all of those voids filled. Chris beat us here by a few minutes. We also noticed that our patio door to be replaced due to rot, had been taken out so they can match up the hinges and match up the new door to be installed. Ray's asked the site supervisor many times over the last three weeks when the new door was coming. Every time he told Ray it was ordered, but just today said he's actually ordered it just yesterday... grrrrrr!
|Spray foam in the basement between the floor joists.|
|Hopefully the new door is installed soon.|
They did not manage to finish today so will be back tomorrow.
The Garage Door guy came back to install a better system for the boat garage door. The manual chain drive was not working very well as the cable would wrap around the drum and cease up. A little more money, but now we won't have to worry that it will get stuck again.
|The garage opener is installed on the side instead of the usual place above on the ceiling. Works great.|
Jim, our cabinet guy, came back to finish with the dining room buffet shelves and the hardware for the upstairs bathroom vanities. Also the hooks were installed on the hall built-in. Everything looks fabulous.
The dining room shelves all nicely fitted in.
The bathroom guest vanities all finished.
Hallway closet hooks installed ... finished.
Chris worked on making the hole in the bedroom wall for the transom window to be installed and started working on our master bedroom closet. Bernie cleaned up all the plastic drapes from the spray foam and moved all the furniture in the basement out of the way of the grinding. I think the stuff has been moved half a dozen times out of the way for various subcontractors lol.
|Wall opening all blocked to support the new window.|
|That pile is our bed. Dibs on the top bunk!|
I had Bernie pull out our dryer as it appears to be clogged. Good thing I did ... the previous owner had routed the 6' flexible hose into the pantry, built a shelf on top of it and then out through the siding. The hose was not to code, all kinked up and a hole allowing the air and lint to escape into this hidden shelf. Talk about a fire risk! We are having the pipe reinstalled straight out from the dryer to the outside as it should have been from the beginning. However, another mess for now. Bernie even had to take off the laundry room door to deal with this as it is such a small room.
|Look at the pipe with the hole. At least it isn't like a my Dad's place where the hole was plugged by a pair of panties!|
Happy Birthday Janice. It was great to see you both.
Ray and I had moved ourselves up to one of the guest bedrooms upstairs until our bedroom gets put back together again. We actually slept really well. Apparently, Ray wants to move us up there as it has an incredible view of the lake and has two incredible dormers and our bedroom does not ..... not happening after the reno's, we are in the process of doing to the master bedroom and ensuite! Ray wouldn't be able to navigate the stairs as his illness progresses.
Our one man construction crew, Chris, arrived at 7:45 am again and the noise begins! The concrete grinding began by 8am. Around 10 am I took off to Duncan to pick up some deck lights from Home Depot to escape the noise and do a little shopping. Chris finished framing up the master closet and then fought with my new dryer hose set-up ... what a process drilling a new hole to the outside and lining everything back up. They never make it easy hooking up the dryer hose to the dryer. Fortunately we found this out while we have someone here to fix it.
Jim popped in to pick up 2 kitchen doors as one of them had cracked through the paint and as our kitchen was only put in a year ago, they are fixing it N/C. It needs to be sanded and repainted. They took the other one too so the paint matches exactly.
The concrete guys did not completely finish today again.. They quit at about 2pm just as I arrived back home from Duncan. They will then finish the last bit and then roll on the finish. Apparently, the first thing rolled on will seal the concrete by bonding to it and the second thing rolled on will give it an opaque finish, with the cream colour I chose, that will never need refinishing. Fingers crossed it will look nice, however anything will look better than the red paint on the floor now.
Tonight for Ray's birthday, Jason is joining us at the Farm Table Inn, just 5km down the highway at Skutz Falls turn-off. Unfortunately, once again, Kristi cannot attend as she has meetings. Ray and I really enjoyed our meal there this summer for my birthday. The Prime Rib Dinner buffet did not disappoint. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The beef was fabulous and from a local farm, cooked wrapped in bacon ... what's not to like. Jason also enjoyed the meal. It was great to have him come and celebrate Ray's birthday with us. It is going to be hard to go back to reality tomorrow as I will have to cook our own dinner after 3 days of going out. lol
|Happy Birthday Ray!|
|The serving staff came and sang to Ray.|
The concrete guys were back bright and early to finish grinding the basement floor. It literally took them all day to finish the grinding. When they were done with that, at around 6 pm, they stayed and put the sealer on the floor. Ray said they didn't leave until 7:30 pm. They will be back on Monday to paint the floor with the colour I chose. Should look fabulous and at least painting is not noisy.
|Much better than red paint.|
|Still a little more to do, Closet doors should be coming next week hopefully (that's if it's ordered)!|
|Just like city workers ... one guy standing while one guy is working. Now there is a problem when both of them at one point were on their cell phones to the tech department.|
The noise in the house was horrendous all day, so Ray and I went outside and lit a campfire as the clouds lifted and it was a beautiful afternoon. Unfortunately, our house being north facing, only our dock gets sunshine at this time of year.
We came in at 4 pm and I started our dinner ... at around 5:30 Ray received a phone call from Price Alarms that our downstairs smoke detector is goning off. I guess they had so much dust down there that it went off. It was so noisy upstairs, we did not even hear our siren!!! Ray went down and noticed that the cling wrap we he put around one of the detectors had come off, so that is why the alarm went off. Got that sorted and the at 6pm our upstairs hard wired smoke detectors went off. Quite a bit of dust coming upstairs in the air and combined with me cooking, the temps on the ceiling were high enough to set the upstairs alarms off. No matter how we tried to turn off breakers to silence them we could not find one. Even turning off the main breaker! "Junior" from the concrete guys, came upstairs and climbed our 24' extension ladder and pulled down the detector ... we do have 30' ceilings. Finally after 20 minutes, blessed silence. Poor dog, took off out the front door we had open to clear the dust, and went over to the neighbours porch. We didn't even know she left until they brought her back home. lol What a night.
I have been having so much pain in my neck lately, that I went to bed at 7 pm with a muscle relaxer and that was our Friday.