Monday, September 3, 2012

September.... already.....

..the summer has flown.....

And, yet, they say, (those 'they' guys yet again!!  Who the heck are 'they' anyway?) usually it takes about 2 more months til completion from when the drywall sanding is complete.... it is not yet complete...

The taper did his bit during the past week, along with some sanding..but apparently, now another dude comes to do final sanding.   Oh, man....that dust is everywhere.  And, I mean... EVERY.WHERE!  I do know how it goes, believe me; I'm not naive ..... we've done this before.  However, when Mr. BV and I did our own renos...it definitely was not this messy.  Of course, I guess I also have to admit, it was not as extensive as this either ... .well, it was in respect to the detail in each area, but, we also only did one room at a time..and kept it confined because we were trying to salvage every other area of our happy little home.  Nothing being confined or salvaged this time...even the finished bathroom is suffering big time..... I hope those cleaning ladies promised at the end can work miracles.




Doesn't it already look like there is colour?  Did you know there is a lovely soft grey colour that is exactly the colour of unfinished drywall?   It was one of the colours I had chosen for two rooms....hmmmm..... tossed that idea.  Now I've gone to Russian Olive..... quite green ...... with blueish grey undertones... let's see how that looks after the primer coat, to which they add colour.  "They" (the contractors and painters) say that "most" home owners change their minds after the primer coat.... wow.... that's a lot!!

Guess we'll see............................

Then...hardwood guys come to check damage, and fix, feather and otherwise repair things before the casings and baseboards go on..... .... then... cupboards installed ......then....... well, as I said.... another 2 months or thereabouts....

Mr. BV is already getting antsy and saying things like....I just want my life back.....hmmmmm....and I thought I had no patience.  He even was going to 'settle' for some less than professional rock cutting on the very front of the house..... not so me....I was outspoken right away...he was embarrassed by honesty and threatened to send me to Portugal.  Hey Maria.....I may be coming back to visit !!   ...sooner than planned.   Hahahahhahahhah........

Porto, here we come!






And...on that note, I'm now going to bake him some lemony blueberry muffins just to show him what he'll be missing while I'm gone for the duration of the renovation ...  hahahah....I really should pack a bag big enough for two months and head out.....



11 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

lol, that is a threat i would make sure he carried out :p

Beedeebabee said...

Oh, that's so great! Do it Vee. Pack your bag, and then another one too, just so it looks like you're really serious! Hee hee hee. I'm sorry I'm giggling at poor Mr. BV's expense, but I was saying the same things once. Just keep reminding him that his life will be back to normal soon, and his house will be just so, so beautiful! It's looking really great, Vee. Hey, you'll have your house back just in time for the holidays....and decorating. YAY!!! ;)

Buttons said...

Oh Bumble Vee I have missed so much it looks like you are up to your eyeballs in dry wall dust and building code nightmares. My best to you my dear friend I never want to go back to that again.
Portugal does sound nice you certainly enjoyed it last time. B

Mary Ann said...

Just think how beautiful it will look when it's all finished:) However.....I definitely think you should followup on that Portugal idea.

Gwen Buchanan said...

BumbleVee, fabulous renovation and quite an undertaking.. Oh and it can be trying and I do have much sympathy for you and Mr BV about the dust and the codes and the time it takes but i know it will all be wonderful when it is done.. so exciting, I went through your whole process.

also seeing those absolutely adorable little bears. darling.. Best of luck for the rest of the reno. Portugal looks inviting. Cheers, xo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

Oh to escape to Portugal would be lovely and come back when it is all finished.
As for the dust isn't it awful - know how frustrating it is living in chaos as we are still doing the same.
Yours is looking lovely and bet you can't wait until it is all finished.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Gretel said...

Poor Mr BV, him and my Andy have a lot in common! All that lovely space, just waiting to be filled again...if you can get away, do!

Shashi Nayagam said...

I would be pulling out my hair too with all the Reno work and the dust. But Vee only 2 more months and you will be done. Although I think portugal does sound like a good idea.

Lin said...

Oh, pally, that is tough to live under those conditions--BUT the results are lovely already.

Don't settle---on paint color OR quality. Stick to your guns and don't worry about being "mean" or "difficult". Those sub-contractors count on you letting things go and if you don't watch them and demand perfection, they will cut corners at every turn. Watch them, correct them, stick up for the money you are paying them. Don't settle for one minute--you will live to regret it.

I know this by experience. I am paying now for shoddy drywall work.
I have lumps and bumps everywhere that drive me CRAZY!

Don't fret about losing your cool--it is VERY stressful living in your basement for months on end. Sending hugs your way, my friend. Don't look at the whole picture--just take it day by day. And enjoy the improvements as they appear.

will you please ditch the word verification? I can't read that stuff!

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Catherine said...

I am wondering how those renovations are going ~ and how those lemony blueberry muffins tasted!!! :)
xo Catherine