Thursday, August 30, 2007

I've given up on the countdowns.....

Well, I haven't heard anything new from Kirk but we had to file an extension with the bank.... at a pretty high cost which royally sucks. We filed for an 8 week extension because the city caused a 6 week delay with the gas line fiasco. We have gotten a lot of help lately but unfortunately it hasn't been enough. I understand though, I know they can't just drop everything and jump in, Kirk and I can't even do that. The tiling should all be done tomorrow, it would have been sooner but apparently the tiles we picked have a slight bow to some of them so they don't lay flat and it's a pain to install, we are also short a few tiles for the trim to the shower. We have two rooms left to prime and then I think it's second coat time for all the rooms. Cabinets are being put together and maybe going up this weekend. I don't know anything else because we have funky days off this week and next. Kirk ended up with tomorrow off and I have Saturday off. I'm going to see if I can at least go early tomorrow to help paint and what not. Then we're both off Mon-Tues, but we have the Leadership Conference at work and I think we both have classes on Tuesday, I know I do at least. more pictures are up- they are at the end of the renovations album. I think the house mover is done with his 4 week vacation so hopefully there will be some new garage pictures soon too. Ugh, I don't know how I don't have a break down everyday we are out there working on this thing. This stupid house needs to be done soon since I have a friend coming down who will be staying with us in 7 weeks. I told Kirk if it wasn't done in time he was paying for us to stay at a Disney hotel. He promises it will be done in time.

On a good note with work, I am going to be mentoring one of the Cast Members in my area! I also just got asked by a Cast Member at Magic Kingdom to have a one on one with them. (One on ones are big at Disney for networking, getting ahead in the company, learning about someones role, etc) So that's pretty cool! I'm pretty excited about the Leadership Conference next week, I'm signed up for 9 classes! I can't wait. I think all in all for September at this moment, I have 13 in person classes. That's not counting all the online ones I've been doing, or all the meetings and stuff I have to go to. No wonder I'm always so tired! I do have to say though, that my online classes are a good thing because I'm getting a Certificate from Harvard Business School for it, and that will look good on my resume.

I am eagerly awaiting my Flip Flop Chicks package in the mail. I was fine with waiting before, but now people are getting their packages and posting pictures and now I want mine! :) I am going to the post office before work today to drop mine off to my secret sister (and no loyal readers, I'm not going to spill who it is!) I really hope she likes it, that box is PACKED! I got a lot of stuff off her list and went hunting around the board trying to find stuff. It was a lot of fun :) I way overspent though.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

9 days to go and starting to panic....

So over the weekend we got the texture done to the walls. On Sunday, Kirk's dad and mom were putting up some of the siding while we were at work. We get a call right before we leave saying that his parents were on the way to the emergency room, Kirk's dad got shot in the knee with the nail gun. Thankfully it didn't hit any bones, but he is out of commission for a while. Now that means our major worker for the house is down and Kirk and I can't get any time off between now and the time we HAVE to be done; in fact, next week I don't have my regular days off and my second day off isn't until the 1st, the day after everything needs to be done. We did buy a crap load of paint, and I have done a second layer of primer on half of the porch and the master bath has gotten primer for everything but the corners and ceiling. This texture is a pain to paint over. I was really hoping to have at least all of the addition done before work this week, but only got one room. It sucks. Kirk did get the corner pieces up of the siding and all the windows have been framed out, so that's a good thing. We are (crossing my fingers) no longer doing the tile work, we called my uncle (he has his own tile company) to see if his guys can come do it in such short notice. There is no way that Kirk and I can do the rest of this on our own. We still have to put the primer on the rest of the addition, all the new walls and the other half of the porch, finish siding the house, paint all of the interior, paint all of the exterior (we have someone coming out to do that), tile the kitchen and bathroom, put in the kitchen cabinets and appliances, and finish the bathroom. I really hope we can get this done in time....

Friday, August 17, 2007

woohoo, 14 days to go!

The dry wall was installed yesterday, and now we're waiting on the screw inspection (they inspect everything with construction I swear!) and then they can tape it and texture it to match the rest of the house. Kirk says that should be done before Mon/Tue and I can start priming and painting away!

I'm tired of being screwed over at work. Today will be great though because I have yet another one of my leadership classes and LAURA IS BACK!!!! She's been gone for 2 months or so and I haven't seen her since the staff meeting and the two of us going out to dinner about a month ago. My office time is also at the end of my shift today, so I'm very tempted to say "see ya" and just go home for it. That or at least drive to the house and check out the new walls. We'll see what Kirk's schedule is first though.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

House update.... 17 days to go!

We just had the new windows installed this morning, it only took them an hour to install all of them, when it took two weekends to re frame them. They are delivering the drywall sometime tomorrow and will be installing it tomorrow or Thursday. We are hopefully painting and tiling (maybe just tiling? maybe just painting?) this weekend and have someone coming (not sure when...) to do the siding and possibly *crossing my fingers* painting. Today after Kirk gets out of his meeting we may be going back out and doing the second coat of primer on the front porch, if not we're doing it tomorrow. I did the second coat yesterday while he was finishing the window framing. We are getting so close!!

I have to call Disney class registration, there is a Leadership Conference that for some reason I didn't get my email to sign up for classes, so they need to let me in. Should be a fun time. Yay for more Disney classes. Ugh, sad news for my "favorite" manager, she is still on all of September's schedule :(

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Happy News!!

The first section is work related- I've been unofficially told that my least favorite rude manager will no longer be a manager at the end of the month!!! I'm all kinds of excited about that! It will be more exciting when I'm told officially, but I'll have that inner satisfaction for now at least. My meeting went pretty well with the VP... it was more of a "this is my Disney work history, this is what I expect out of all the leaders" and then my history, any questions, where I'd like to go from here, and that kind of thing. It was nice to hear that he's been there for a few years now, and this is our first "sit down and talk" kind of meeting, we've run into each other in the park and that kind of thing... but he knew who I was and what I'd already done. Now I don't know if that's just because he's good, or because he was briefed before I came in, but I was still impressed :)

The second one is house related- depending on how you look at it, it could be bad or good news. I'm taking it as good, Kirk first presented it to me as bad. Our loan for the construction expires at the end of the month, as does the temporary house insurance we have. Yes, that does sound bad.... but that also means that all the house stuff HAS to be done by the end of the month!! yay for finally being done and being able to move in! The bad part is that we are working pretty much as long as there is daylight but it's getting done. We painted the first coat of primer on both porches railing this weekend, and
started ripping out the old windows. We have two windows left to pull out and re-frame that we are doing in the morning. The window people will be here on Tuesday to install the new windows. Today the 3rd drywall company came out to look at the house and will be faxing over his quote tomorrow. If this is the guy Kirk's dad was talking about the other day, I'm sure we're going with them, since they were going for 1/2- 1/3 of the price the first guy was quoting, and this guy is including supplies in the cost when the first guy wasn't.

Well that's all I have time for, I did a lot of work on the house early this morning, working at the real job in a few (kinda need to get ready to leave) and back at it all over again tomorrow... only difference will be the lack of sleep for tomorrows work.