Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Many Workmen for Many Tasks

What a day! We had four separate workmen doing four different tasks today - starting earlier than I feel is civilized, but, hey, at least I was awake and dressed (just coffee-less!).  The first ones to show up were the men who were going to hydro-seed the lawn, or rather, the place where the lawn was before the Garden Room was built as well as the front where both the dry winter and equally dry spring had had their evil way with what passed as grass.  Now those places are a rather unusual bluish-green, but I look forward to the sprouts that will come.

Next to arrive were the plumbers.  They were here to inspect the point in our well which didn't seem to be working very well.  Turns out it was clogged with the minerals in the water - most notably iron.  The work they did filled the house with that lovely rotten egg smell.  It's a good thing it was a cool, breezy day so I could keep the windows open.

Third on the scene was the man who will irrigate the front and side lawn.  The area had already been measured out by one of his men last week, but he is the one who designs the placement of the sprinkler heads.  Unfortunately, the area I would most like to irrigate is the berm with my white flower garden, but it can't be done.  The well water isn't available on the other side of the driveway, and we aren't going to drill under that!

D had to leave to work the polls before any of the above was finished, but at least he was around when they arrived so he could make sure things were headed in the right direction.  What he was not here for was to put in the new microwave.  That didn't occur until after 5 this evening.  It wasn't a difficult job and nothing got in the way of its smooth installation.  Hallelujah for that!  It's one of those "you-never-know-how-much-you-use-it-until-it's-gone" appliances, and we certainly have been aware of that for the last couple of weeks.

The only thing that did not occur was the arrival of the construction guy who is going to fix the wooden floor in the family room.  With the very hot and humid weather we had last week, two of the strips of wood have lifted a bit meaning that not enough expansion ease was incorporated when it was laid down.  What needs to be done is find out if it's in the width or in the length.  We just want to get it finished.

Busy day all around, so I missed painting, but I was able to do a bit of sewing and plan to do more this week whenever I can.  

1 comment:

  1. so your microwave person was there after 5 PM. My refrigerator person is supposed to be here 7:30 AM on Monday. Do any of them know that 9-5 would be better?