Laundry room tile is here:
We also have the back deck finished. Too bad it's getting so late in the year - we'll have to wait a bit to use it.
There are many benefits of a green roof, including:
If you want to find out more, give the topic a Google or check on Environment Canada's site. When the husband looked into it, he said there was a ton out there.
Oh, and as you can see from the photos in the previous post, we also have some solar panels. These will only heat our hot water for now, but we can expand the capacity in later days and plan to do so.
And that's the end of the educational side of our program ...
Also today, the solar panel guy turned up. Yep, we're having solar panels installed, The husband is all over it, always has been. Here is the solar panel installer:
Also an update on the heat situation: The new heating guy showed up yesterday and re-did some of the existing work, fixed it and completed it. All done now. Heat is on. And may I say the house is very, very warm. Too warm. The drywallers doing the prime check today had to open garage door and windows - it's an oven in there. It's quite a nice day, kind of humid. They must be roasting. Now there has been another change of plan. Heat will stay on through to the weekend. Then, the hardwood installers start on Tuesday, right after the long weekend. We had to switch back because once the tile is installed, the heat needs to stay OFF for three weeks. So, the hardwood guys had to go first.
This, however, puts all the flooring in, ready for Nov. 10th, when the first of our cabinetry gets intalled. Yes, we got a date and a schedule today. That's why Tanner and the installer were meeting, to discuss schedule. Cabinets get installed for two weeks from the 10th to the 28th, putting our move in date to the last weekend in November. There is still counters to template, order and install, glass backsplash to install, and appliances to have delivered. But at least we have a schedule.
This is a significant milestone. And the first time we've had a date. If we, in fact, get in by Nov. 28th the house will have been built in six months. We wanted in by mid-November, but this is fine, too. We are in no real hurry to leave our rental and this way we have even more room for contingencies.
Now, to make it all lhappen,
He didn't show. Again. He said he'd come on the week-end. He didn't show. Again.
So, the husband found another company - this guy has always been a close second for this job -- and he said he would come Tuesday. (Update: He came a day EARLY. Just got word he and his team is there as we speak .... Yay for new heating guy! (whose name I don't know, but will get.)
All was not lost. We decided to flip the hardwood and tile installations. Tile needs heat OFF, so since it would be off awaiting the heating guy - we could lay the tile in our bathrooms and the mudroom.
However, the tile wasn't all in yet. And one of our favourite selections was not available in the size we wanted. So we required a quick trip to Emerald Tile (LOVE them ... dealt with Trista, who was lovely with us ... delayed leaving early for the day to help us out.) to sort it all out. http://www.emeraldtile.ca/
Picking the alternative tile meant we could pick it up on Saturday and the tilers could begin Monday. So this is what we did. We picked. Quickly. Then on Saturday, we lugged (ok, not so much a "we" as I was not as involved in the lugging as, say, others .. but I did help unload at some point). We had to take the trailer because the tile was very heavy. We got it all there, stacked neatly in the garage so they can proceed today. I believe they are doing so.
Also this weekend our painters put all the primer on - this is for the prime check. A prime check is a review of the drywall to make sure it's as good as it can be before paint. Place looks really great all painted up. Quite white as this point but so clean ...
Apparently, we have it on good authority that our drywallers were amazing. We agree. They were fast and very good. Dario and Robert Borsato Drywall. Great guys, too.
The third issue is our stupid hot tub. We bought it in May and it'be been with a storage/delivery company since. They can't figure out how to get it on our balcony. They guy has been to the house 3 or 4 times over the past few months, with various schemes. He says he has never had a situation where he couldn't get a hot tub to its rightful location. Ours is proving a challenge. On Friday he said he wanted us to take the doors off the upstairs and roll it in. This was his original plan - two months ago - when we didn't have doors, much less drywall. Needless to say, he is a little late for this plan. The husband wants him to use his crane to get it on the roof, and then the husband figures we"ll lower it from the roof to the upper balcony, manually. Yes, manually. He figures he'll "get a couple guys" and they'll move it down. Note to all friends of my husband: don't answer his calls over the next few weeks. He wants you to try to kill yourselves.
Obviously, I am not 100 per cent supportive of this idea. I think it's crazy. I am very worried about the hot tub taking people down. The hot tub weights 1,000 pounds. He calculates that he needs six guys to move it - approx. 200 pounds per grown man. God knows if they do help him, we'll need to fill it up immediately, to deal with those aching muscles.
Our house burned down. Now we are building a new one. You can follow along with us as we document this process from tear down to house warming party.