We can start making forward progress again. Plus the weather, though obnoxiously cool and wet, is at least good enough to finish a number of the jobs we had hoped to do prior to the floor debacle. Since floors are now on hold, back to those jobs.
First, we have to give a shout-out to Ron at Hammond Lumber (we usually don’t name names, but he has been AWESOME!), who spent more time than it was worth tracking down tiny little brackets we needed to do a non-standard window install. Our new closet window (the nicest one in the house – but a floor model) needed special brackets to mount it in our logs. We ordered them from our good, local builders supply store – and the manufacturer shipped the wrong parts! So no window that week. Then it took Ron a couple more weeks to find the right ones and get them in – in the meantime, he managed to find part of what we needed locally, and was so helpful and kept us in the loop the whole time, even though our entire order totaled – get this – less than $11. Makes us remember that there IS still good customer service out there, despite what happened with the floor. We needed that. So the final window went in this weekend! It’s amazing.
What else did we do? All this:
And more to come soon. (We did plant a couple of small trees, etc.) On a bit of a roll. It was nice to get our hands dirty.