I am happy to report on this snowy January morning that the progress in my attic is no longer at a stand still. There are decisions that have been made, that will be made today, and that must wait just a little bit longer before the attic is livable.
Right now I have an almost completely freshly painted attic. We went with a very neutral, and probably boring eggshell enamel. I wanted something that could be easily cleaned, not a flat paint. It looks great.
Now that it is 2011, I am hoping that an end is in sight for my attic project, that I started way back in July of 2009. My building permit was issued on March 4, 2010, and is good for a year. My contractor is telling me now that my attic will definitely be done by March 4, 2011. This from the same man who originally told me that the entire project would only take 60 to 90 days.
I can only hope. Yes, work has been consistent lately. I actually had a worker in the attic today who
I find that I am really a coward. Just paint a yellow stripe down my back. I talk a good game when it's friends and family, and when we are talking amongst ourselves about the attic. However, let the contractor show up, and I shrivel up like a wet dishrag. So I do the best I can, and I put my feelings down on paper, and send the man an e-mail. Today, I sent him one, and explained exactly how I felt. I will just be so glad when all of this is over. I sure hope that in the future all of this
Yesterday the contractor arrived at my house, and right away that put up a red flag in my head. I don't usually see the guy unless he wants money. My contract says that I don't owe him anything until the job is finished. It's tricky wording, because I have two payments left. One says job substantially completed, and then the one after that is final completion. I don't figure we are any where near either of those points in this job.
Bottom line is, he wants me to change the payment
We have walls in my attic. I never thought that the drywall men would complete their work in just two days. However, they did. There are walls. Walls around the bathroom, and a wall around the chimney, and walls everywhere there should be walls. We now have a ceiling as well.
I still wonder when the electric will be finished, and of course the heating and the plumbing are not done either. I never thought I'd be this excited about walls.
I guess I can see the finished
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