Stairs

Earlier in the month, we requested and received three bids for the stairway. The items include the handrail, balusters, posts, false ends, etc.<br />n<br />nEarlier in the week, we decided on who to go with.<br />n<br />nToday, I went down to...

Stucco Scare

We’re in the middle of a bit of a scare.<br />n<br />nAll the exterior work is done, ready for the stucco guy to come back and finish the last bit of lath, then start with the scratch (first) coat of stucco.<br />n<br />nWe called him on...

Three Subs, Three Late

Yesterday, we took a quick trip to a couple of tile and granite suppliers to check prices once again, now that we’re getting closer to needing them. We quickly realized we really need to sign up a fabricator (granite) and installer (tile).<br />n<br...

Speedy Contractors

What is it with the incredible speed at which contractors can cash checks?<br />n<br />nEvery week, we drop a large bundle on our general. He takes it home at the end of the day, and by mid-next-day, it’s already cleared the account. That’s...

Scope of Work Additions or Deletions

There was one surprise that I got from one of our contractors, and it came in the form of a comment he made some time later.<br />n<br />nWe were discussing some things that fell off the scope of work; in other words, there were some items to do or tasks...