Saturday, November 19, 2011

Construction Drama

This has been a really long road for what seems to be a pretty small job. The job started on November 8th. It began with tearing out the sliding glass door between the dining room and the three season room.  As soon as they pulled out the door I immediately began thinking how nice it would be to have that be an open space instead of putting another door it. If the three season room was more insulated and more of a permanent addition I think I would have been super happy to have the work end here.

Anyway, they took the existing smaller sliding glass door out and cut about 5 inches of the wall out to make room for the new door. We ran into a snafu when they got the door in and found out it was the wrong door. It opened on the wrong side so the right door was located and installed the next day. All the trim work was replaced after that and some prep work for the new driveway and sidewalk was started.






All the demo. They also removed the old windows for the basement so all the shelves and paneling came off of the wall in the basement, making a huge disaster down there.




Then we waited. And waited. And waited.

Finally.




They poured the concrete.

We did a little handprint action in one of the corners with the kids. I will have to snap a picture of that at a later date.

So, how long did the whole process take? Well, it all started on the 8th and the guy came yesterday to clean up the site and to put the paneling back up in the basement. That is a total of 10 days. In construction days that may actually be awesome. I have no idea. All I know is that with both of our doors out of commission life was a little awkward.

I am totally thrilled with the beautiful new sidewalk that has made our 12 in tall front step legal at a more reasonable 7 inches. The step on the side of the house is gone now too. Joe isn't entirely sure that he loves that but I am sure it will grow on us over time. 

So, all in all? So glad that it is all done. It all looks beautiful. I will have to get a picture of the new door at some point as well. .


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