Saturday, October 13, 2007

Better news....

Long time no chat! I'm sorry! It's been too busy working on the house.... and Kirk and I were
on vacation the first week of October, literally working on the house from pretty much sun up to sun down. It was exhausting!!!!! Every day of vacation was spent working on the house, except the very last day- we decided to take a trip to Melbourne and we hit the Brevard Zoo. We went kayaking, fed lorikeets, and fed a giraffe :) Yes I have pictures, no they are not up anywhere yet. It was pretty cool.

So every single day of vacation it rained..... we have had nice (still hot, but not rainy, not overly killer hot, not cold, not back and forth... nice and constant) up until our vacation, and ever since our vacation.... but it was horrible the whole vacation.... Because of the crappy weather we didn't get nearly enough done on the house, so we still aren't in it yet and that really bites. We have finished the kitchen- counter tops were cut and installed, all the cabinets in place, all trim in place, running water, just need to paint and get the fridge in. There is still a lot of painting to do and I'm not happy about that, but it was pretty humid and we still don't have power. But that's about all that is left.... we still have to carpet the closet and put up the closet shelves and what not, finish the siding, and level out the yard. We had a lot of problems with the electrician (like he didn't show up for work and didn't call in... after hours of us waiting, we call them "what's the hold up", then the lady on the phone was rude, "couldn't" schedule someone else, and didn't want to send anyone over til next week, even when we were promised someone was going to be there on Monday.) after threats of another electrician and our contractor not using them for other jobs, someone was miraculously able to come out Wednesday morning. The plumber was here last week, after telling us Thursday was fine unless we got a call.... we waited and waited and waited and called them "oops, we forgot to call and let you know we couldn't get you on the schedule til tomorrow" lots of little things like that kept delaying us. Can't paint if the plumber is running around running boxes into the wall, can't paint if the electrician is installing outlets or switches on every wall of the house.... It sucks. They also said that it's going to be around 9 business days until they come and hook up the electricity even though we have passed the final electrical inspection. Kinda sucks because I have a friend flying down on Thursday who was supposed to stay with us, and now we are having to find another place for her. Not really just her, me too, since I'm her ride to and from Disney while she is down here. We were going to stay on property at any of the Disney resorts, and they are all booked for the time we need a room. UGH, I'll be so happy when this is all over.

I have pictures of the zoo and the house, but I just haven't had time to post them. I will though, I promise! I miss everyone at SGK, I really want to do the new contest!!!! :( I promise I'm coming back soon.

1 comment:

Leah said...

You & Kirk are so strong.. you totally rock! I think I would have laid down and sobbed by down, threw a hissy fit, and demanded someone else come in and take care of things. big breath. I hope the next week or two goes smoothly for you guys!! It is all going to pay off soon... you can see the finish line :)