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Remodeling and addition...

~Monday~ It's been quite a while since I've posted an update, but not as much as taken place as you might imagine would have since our June 29, 2016 update.

An unanticipated event happened on July 6—our air-conditioner died. We lived over the subsequent couple of days with the door closed to our bedroom with an AC window unit loaned to us by the company we bought our new unit from until they could install the new one. If it was going to happen, it was probably good timing, as we bought a bigger until, which will accommodate our somewhat significant square foot addition.

July 8, 2016 — Shiny new air-conditioner
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With the team doing our foundation essentially pissing away a month—between them taking vacation one week; showing up to start their day rarely before noon, and then quitting early because it was "so hot"; and canceling because it might rain instead of showing up and working until (if) it did rain—we had a real lull in progress for most of July.

July 25, 2016 — Some equipment finally arrives
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July 25, 2016 — And the foundation work begins
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It looked good until after I used our bathroom and Bob noticed the water from both my shower and flushing our toilet draining out into that newly-dug trench. Apparently, it didn't occur to the guys digging that a perfectly new-looking PVC pipe might actually be in use. Getting that scheduled and repaired set us back another week.

July 25, 2016 — The drainage pipe was here (see red circle to the right)
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July 30, 2016 — Drainage pipe replaced
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August 8, 2016 — And we have cement
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August 11, 2016 — Concrete footings poured
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August 12, 2016 — Cinder blocks at the ready
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August 17, 2016 — Foundation in progress
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At this point, we were thrilled to be done with that foundation crew. And they had the nerve to ask our contractor if we were pleased with their work. Uh, that would be a resounding, "No!"

August 29, 2016 — Bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen framing started
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August 30, 2016 — The screened-in-porch framing started
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August 31, 2016 — Master bedroom, bath, and kitchen floor decking
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August 31, 2016 — More serious framing materials
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September 1, 2016 — Framing and homewrapping begins
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September 1, 2016 — Hello walls!
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September 1, 2016 —Bedroom and bathroom interior walls
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Essentially, it was a long, slow summer, but things have really picked up, and we're excited about that.

Coming up (hopefully this week): A couple of internal walls have to be demolished and/or moved to widen our kitchen area and extend it into a galley kitchen that will open up onto the screened-in porch.

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