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House update: Cabinets installed [Apr. 6th, 2004|08:24 pm]
Callicrates

31 days until closing



Yesterday and today the cabinets were put into place. We took pictures of the kitchen sink area, the rest of the kitchen, the random spare cabinets in the kitchen, the utility room, and the cabinets in the upstairs bathroom. Finally, our number plate has been mounted on the front of the house.

We also noticed that the trench running across the kitchen floor has been filled in with concrete... very, very recently. So recently that it was still soft to the touch. No problem. It will have solidified by morning.

There are two other minor issues outstanding. First, our front door doesn't close right now: between a slight misalignment and the wood expanding in the humidity, it doesn't fit the frame quite right. This will be straightforward to fix. Second, we found a cigarette butt in one of the upstairs bedrooms and some ash on the floor of another. This comes after we had asked Pam repeatedly to make sure noone smokes in the house after insulation goes up, and after Pam talked about it with all of her crews. Tomorrow there will probably be more talking-to going on, since she knows exactly who was in the house over the last two days.

Over the rest of this week we expect that they'll work on our driveway and sidewalk, move the kitchen cabinet back into position, hopefully get another coat of paint up, and (perhaps) begin laying tile. Things are moving pretty quickly now. Our next visit will be Friday lunchtime. Look for pictures by Friday dinner.
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[User Picture]From: goldenlily
2004-04-06 10:10 pm (UTC)
What's the significance to the clef on the house number?
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[User Picture]From: callicrates
2004-04-07 05:37 am (UTC)
The neighborhood is named Symphony. All the streets are named for musical terms: allegretto, lento, allegro, et cetera.
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[User Picture]From: goldenlily
2004-04-07 11:06 am (UTC)
That's cool :)
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[User Picture]From: turnberryknkn
2004-04-07 12:36 am (UTC)
Continued luck with the house!
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[User Picture]From: jayfurr
2004-04-07 07:24 am (UTC)
I hope that the laborers don't take the "don't smoke in the house, dammit, we saw your butts upstairs" admonition as an excuse to subtly sabotage the house. I've heard horror stories from other home-buyers (in person and in the media) about the many, many ways that corners can be cut if the guys working on the house decide that a little subtle revenge is appropriate.
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[User Picture]From: willowisp
2004-04-07 07:29 am (UTC)
Not that we're using them as a bribe, per se, but hopefully the donuts we've been leaving the workers on a fairly regular basis will help to counteract that urge somewhat.
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[User Picture]From: jayfurr
2004-04-07 07:47 am (UTC)

Donuts gooooooooooood

What kind of donuts?
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[User Picture]From: willowisp
2004-04-07 08:38 am (UTC)

Re: Donuts gooooooooooood

Krispy Kreme originals. When possible, we get them as they're coming off the line.
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[User Picture]From: jayfurr
2004-04-07 08:45 am (UTC)

Re: Donuts gooooooooooood

Awesome! I wasn't aware KK had made it out to ABQ, but it looks like they're just about everywhere except upper New England now.

They're about to open a branch in the Prudential Center mall in metro Boston -- in other words, between the Sheraton I always stay in and the IDX office on Huntington Avenue. I think they'll do a lot of damage to my waistline if I'm not careful, not to mention doing a lot of damage to the Dunkin Donuts store in the same mall that clearly makes its donuts in the morning and then sells them all day, regardless of how stale they're getting. I think, as Krispy Kreme expands, Dunkin Donuts is either going to have to change the way it does business or go OUT of business -- after growing up with Krispy Kreme, I really can't understand how anyone would buy a stale Dunkin Donuts donut after trying Krispy Kreme made hot and fresh.
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[User Picture]From: clubjuggler
2004-04-07 07:55 am (UTC)

Signs?

What some of my other friends who are having a house built have done is put up paper signs all throughout the house saying something like "No smoking inside per the request of the future owners". I don't know if Centex would let you do that or not, but it might be worth looking into.
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[User Picture]From: willowisp
2004-04-07 07:31 am (UTC)
Although we couldn't have known what color our interior woodwork would be, I think it is so cool that the cabinets match it so well. And we don't have to tell anyone it wasn't on purpose.
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[User Picture]From: clubjuggler
2004-04-07 07:56 am (UTC)

Raised cabinets

On this picture what's the significance of the raised cabinets? Generally that means something is going beneath them. I'm guessing one of them is a sink, but what's the other one? Do you have separate stove and burners?
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[User Picture]From: willowisp
2004-04-07 08:41 am (UTC)

Re: Raised cabinets

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The raised cabinets to the viewer's left will be hovering over the refrigerator. Those to the right will be hovering over the microwave and cooktop vent. The sink is in a different picture.
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[User Picture]From: clubjuggler
2004-04-07 08:50 am (UTC)

Re: Raised cabinets

Looking at it again, I see that the lower cabinets aren't actually in place yet. That changes things and with your explanation makes everything clear. :-) Thanks.
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