July 01, 2014

Some Minor Setbacks

In our last post the concrete for the flat work was just arriving so it's all finished now. The expansion joints are made with redwood boards. Maybe we'll paint the exposed top edges with the trim color from the house. Or maybe some other color. Or maybe not.
The sink was installed in the utility room.
(Sorry for the bad cell phone picture.)
Early last week the air conditioners were installed. These two service the upstairs and the studio. There's a third one behind the garage that takes care of the first floor of the house. They were all started up and allowed to run overnight and into the next day to make sure they were working properly. (Hmmmmm ... well guess what...)



The past week was fraught with a couple of "do overs".

On Wednesday it was discovered that apparently there was too much "static air pressure"? in the air return from the house to the air handler in the garage attic which caused condensation to go where it shouldn't, which damaged the ceiling in the garage. But that was all repaired by the next day. And the A/C guys were back again just yesterday to get it adjusted so it wouldn't happen again.


 On Tuesday it was also discovered that the rough in plumbing installed in the walls for the showers in the master bath shower ... (left)

... and the studio (bottom half) were not the right kind for the faucets that were chosen. So the plumbers were in the midst of tearing out the tile and drywall so they could replace the equipment when the project supervisor showed up, and needless to say he was not pleased. But the right equipment was installed and the damage has all been repaired and we're moving forward with installing the right faucets.

As for the barn swallow nest above the balcony door ... These are the babies, already in full feathers! And yesterday there were at least a dozen adults swooping around the front of the house, constantly chirping as they passed close to the nest. Maybe a "Come on out" call to encourage the youngsters to take flight? Who knows? But it sure was interesting to watch.
Maybe that nest can be removed sooner than we thought.

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