We spent the day yesterday cleaning at the house.
Sawdust and plaster dust needed to be corralled
because the HVAC subs will be starting up the AC tomorrow!
We're still a long way from moving in,
but we've taken delivery of the oak floors that will go in the den, foyer and dining room
and the AC will help acclimate the wood by stabilizing the temperature and humidity inside.
It's gorgeous quarter and rift sawn oak and is temporarily stacked in the MBR.
Most of it's upside down with the grooved side up
but there are a few boards poking out that can give me a peak at how beautiful it is.
This photo with the flash brought out a little of the graining and deepened the color.
My fingers are crossed that we can achieve this look with the actual finish.
We were tired as dogs (even Atta) by the time we left,
and were grateful that Dave and Jesse from the carpentry crew were also there cleaning.
|Atta taking a break from the dust to watch wildlife from the upper porch|
While it's true that the house is taking a long time to build,
we've not experienced any of the work delays that are legend here in the county.
Dave and Jesse had put in a full week but came yesterday (on a Saturday) to clean.
|Staircase (temporary) to basement. Open area ahead will be bookcases on the landing.|
And we didn't lose a single day to hunting season last year either....
something that almost everyone warned us about!
|The only curve in the house! |
Dropped ceiling above rear entry bench
Who knows when the house will be finished!
Tom our builder is purposefully mum on the subject.
It's likely that his strategy is a key axiom taught in
"Don't pin yourself down to a date that will eventually disappoint the homeowners."
So we're beginning to stop thinking about August.
We've begun to hypothesize about September.
And to my great dismay, I've even hesitantly mentioned the "O" word a few times.... ("October").