16 February, 2016

Pool House Expansion Project, Day 111 - 16/02/16

Cleaning up, Moving Furniture, Burglar Bars, Kitchen Mess, Loading Debris, Carl Raney,

Day One Hundred Ten, 16 February, 2016

We're down to the nitty-gritty. Omar is working a mop cleaning up the dining room and living room floors.
Omar Doing the Mopping
While he's doing that, Errol is also in the living room scraping up some paint drops that inevitably find their way onto the floor.
Errol Scraping Some Errant Paint
Finally, the bathroom linen closet has found its way into the bathroom.
Bathroom Linen Closet
Here's another view of the burglar bar screen door. The metal door has just received a bonus coat of paint. That's why the green tape is on the hinges.
Good Looking Burglar Bar Screen Door
An up-close shot of the burglar bar, made from one of the bars that protected the A/C units in the pool house. There's not a lot of room for error on the bottom.
On-Demand Water Heater Has a Cage of Its Own
Here the guys are picking ans sorting some of the debris prior to the truck Carl hired to take all the debris to the dump.
Sorting the Debris Prior to Truck Arrival
Our kitchen is getting emptied, but I wouldn't say is usable yet.
Our Jumbled Kitchen
The large bookcase that has been residing in the bathroom for this whole time has temporarily made it into the dining room along with the futon. The futon will be going upstairs while the sectional will be coming down.
Futon and Large Bookcase Temporarily in Dining Room
The truck is here, and all hands have turned to in order to load up all the unwanted construction debris.
Keeping Things Clean While Loading
I suspect that all these 'sticks' from concrete pours, will be making it to the dump. After all, the sticks are the preferred wood for outdoor cooking. I'm sure they've been shared out and will be delivered along the way.
Loading Sticks Into the Truck
Omar has been spending the last bit of time making sure the smallest details get paid attention to, as in touching up the blue paint on our front door.

Omar Touching Up Blue Trim
Here's our queen bed (that I spent a month flat-out on when I injured my back) at long last set up in the bedroom along with the night stands. The headboard has been reattached as well.
Queen Bed and Night Stands in the Bedroom
Each pile that gets loaded means the truck has to back up to tackle the next one.
Ready to Move to the Next Pile
One of our little bookcases has taken refuge in the living room.
Small Bookcase in the Living Room
The utility room is again accumulating stuff. Only temporary, of course.
Stuff Migrating to Utility Room
The truck is ready to head to the dump. More stuff than I thought there would be.
Surprisingly the Truck is Getting Full
And now, finally, that's it. The job is done. Construction is finished. One hundred eleven days. There is no more. We will be cleaning vigorously and moving stuff down from the Mennonite house to the pool house in a timely manner.

First thing we have to do before moving in is to seal the tile. I'm hoping to get some foam brushes to do the job. I went to four hardward stores today, and no one has them. They really are tailor-made for sealing grout. Soon.

The end of the job came somewhat suddenly. Carl and I were sitting on the futon, going over some receipts, and we agreed the job was done. We settled up the bills, I threw in the hammocks we had bought (the bars make them too wide for us to use on our veranda), and we shook hands, sealing the deal.

Overall, it was a fun project. We're very happy with the result. Carl has a great crew. They all were so considerate of Dianna and myself. Whatever we asked, they rushed to comply. Never surly, always focused and professional. A great project.

 There's many more photos than appear in each posting. You can see all the photos of the construction project on Flickr at: There will be new photos added each day of the project.    


Wilma said...

Wow - that was sudden! It looks wonderful. Now what are you going to do with yourself? :-)

Vivien said...

Thank you for not burning all that assorted debris, like some people around here do. Wood burning is ok, but man made products like styrofoam are noxious.
Let me know when you want my help!!

Dave Rider said...

Hi Wilma,

It only seems sudden to the casual observer. Thanks. We think it looks pretty good too. My guess is between packing and moving 100 feet, and rearranging stuff and figuring out what light switch does what, plus moving kitty and doggy doors and rehabbing the old place, I'll probably have enough to stay busy for the next few months, at least.


Dave Rider said...

Hi Vivien,

I actually had been thinking of burning the wood stuff, but in retrospect, I'm glad we just hauled it all away. I know they burn at the dump, so I guess that's some form of NIMBY at work there. We definitely will do that.