Wednesday, May 17, 2017
For pay. I helped out a landscaper friend with mulch the past two days. Very big and beautiful house on the water. Wow. It was like my very own dream come true being there. Lots of stone steps, curved beds, boat dock-- not my dream but I like looking at them-- and such lovely surroundings. We had lunch on the boat dock on day one and on rocks around the fire pit on day two. I took a breather at one point and sat on on stone stairway watching the birds visit the feeder and just enjoying May in Maine--glancing down at the columbine growing so bountifully on the hillside.
We often are too busy to be still and just absorb the "good" in simple things. Blue sky, clouds drifting across the sky, birds chirping, green grass growing. The sun was shining. No rain. The black flies were biting but, hey, it's May.
I even had a nice treat after work--a peach ice cream cone.
Tomorrow the regular job.
The Painter and his helper have been here all week. The doors were going to be sprayed but he decided to hand paint them here in the house. Most of the windows are finished. Ceilings next I think and then the walls. No other subs have visited.
G ordered door knobs on Sunday and they arrived on Tuesday before noon. Delightful service and prices from Build.com. $5 less per knob than the Loew's price. Same product. Free shipping. The boxes of hardwood flooring are here. Getting climate adjusted. Two weeks to match the climate in the house (so doesn't shrink or warp). Then hardwood floors in the master. Then closet and baseboards. Then paint and hopefully a working bathroom. What do you think? By June or mid June??? Not that it's a hardship to be using the 2nd bedroom. It's really very comfortable in there.
We still have to order the hallway doors. I am hoping the General Contractor ordered them!