Saturday, February 4, 2017

Move in!

We had seven more bodies in the house as of today!  With a couple of small items remaining (a very delayed sink order!), and an expired rental house, the family was happy to move in today and enjoy their brand new space!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

(almost) Ready for move in

 More hard work this past week at 45 Monkton.  Finally, Friday, the countertops arrived (for the most part - we're still waiting on a fancy sink!).  The bulk of the "move in" items arrive tomorrow, followed by the family on Tuesday night.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Finishing craziness

The last 2 weeks as been crazy at 45 Monkton.  There was a week and half delay with the kitchen and a landlord that wasn't too flexible on granting 3 extra days rent, which meant my camera stays in its pocket and I essentially set up an office onsite to supervise.

On any given day over the last 2 weeks, we've had 6 to 8 trades, representing 10 to 15 people at the house on a daily basis.  If there was no referee there (me), chaos would reign.  However, with professional guys and a little organization, things move smoothly.  It's at these times that I'm really glad I've found great trades, and jack-of-all-trades guys that can handle responsibility like Mike (my painter) and Juvee.

The madness continues tomorrow...

Friday, December 16, 2016

Smooth as ice

Mick has completed (for the most part) the second coat of trim paint.  I love the finish the sprayer leaves on the trim - almost as good as a factory finish.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Spindle Madness

The basement looks like a scene out of Hellraiser!  With the 3 sets of stairs, the spindle count for the railings is astronomical and they require a ton of work - sanding, priming, sanding, 2 coats of finish paint.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Mysteriously, the painter did not show up today until I had the driveway shoveled...hmm...