Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Should have known...

...things were going too smoothly. HVAC, Electrician and Plumber will all be coming in the next little while. The plumber might be harder to get in, as he is super busy, and is really just doing our house as a favour for a friend. Our second plumber also moved out West (as did our first), so he arranged for this guy to do the job. No big deal, and nice of him to arrange it rather than leave us high and dry.

Here's the problem. You can see all the windows are in, but not the doors. Hmmm...wonder why? Maybe because the doors don't fit!? They are all 1 inch bigger (wider and taller) than the dimensions on the spec sheet from the building supply store! And while that might not seem like a big deal it is especially problematic in the basement, where we already had problems with the height of the headers....sigh....plus it means backtracking and redoing work that is already done.

And still no word on our second draw...not sure if the CMHC inspector was back and did his report or not...will have to try and chase that info down tomorrow....before we run out of money!

3 comments:

Shasta said...

Heidi,
It's looking great, but you sound more than a little stressed!!
I'm still hoping that Brent decides to go with a general contractor, rather than try to do it ourselves. So many obstacles, I don't know if my stress level could take it!!
I'll have to come over and have a look sometime in the next month or so.

Heidi and Gary said...

Actually even these things are more annoying than stressful...it realy has not been that bad. There have just been some delays and mistakes that cost time and money that should not have happened. Ah well...it will all be done in time. ;)

Shasta said...

Glad to hear that you are not totally stressed, lol! It really is looking awesome, and it will all be worth it when you get to move in!