Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Don't Stop Believing

Over last weekend the house got drenched for the first time. Now the guys are fixing tarps to the roof so that we don't get another dousing if the expected storm arrives tomorrow. We really need to get the roof finished - that's not going to happen for at least another week.

The plumbers have been in every day laying copper pipes and installing all of the rough-ins, and right now the big Duravit Happy D bath is sitting happily in the main bathroom. Can't wait to try it out.

While Danny the Plumber is doing this thing, Irwin the Radiant Guy is installing the Ultra Fin radiant floor heating system. Irwin ties the red pex tubing in the floor joists while his mate hooks up the aluminum fins which give the system its name.

This morning the windows and doors arrived from, who gave me a great price and patiently worked with me for two years to supply Jeld-Wen Premium Aluminum Doors with LowE 366 glass. The big doors, which are 9' high x 5' wide, were by far and away the heaviest things we have had to unload so far.

As usual, though, can-do Hector the Framer came up with a novel method of unloading and carrying these incredibly heavy doors, and now they're all leaning up against the sheer wall awaiting installation next week. One of them is scratched so I'm going to try to get that one replaced or repaired, but everything else looked good and the windows and doors themselves look fantastic.

And while all that's going on at the house, there's more October baseball to be played in the Bay, and Game One of the 2010 World Series starts in thirty minutes, so Let's Go Giants, and Don't Stop Believing!

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