Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Leak?!

Last week started with a driving rain storm.  It hit in the wee hours of Monday morning and sent Wonderful Hubby to the new house making sure the doors were secure.  While there, he noticed a small amount of water in one of the craft room corners.  He called the roofing man (yes, at 2:30 in the morning!).  Roofing Man came right out and they figured the water must have come in through an unsecured piece of flashing.  He came later in the morning (when it was light and not raining!) to add more flashing.  We are so fortunate to be working with good people who stand behind their work!  There was no damage to the drywall or paint and, thankfully, the wood floors won't be installed until next week (August 8).  

The exterior work continues.  The brick layers had to move to another job briefly but have returned and are working on the back of the house now. The Gutter Guy will come and add the gutters and soffits when the brick layers finish, hopefully next week.  This addition will also help keep the rain out. 

We met with our finish carpentry men.  We discussed my vision for the built-in bookshelves in the great room.  It was decided to have our cabinet maker build the base cabinets and the finish carpenters would build the shelves above.  Our cabinet maker is pretty booked up but thought they could get them finished (unpainted) by the installation target date of August 25th. This is what I'd like them to look like.

Another milestone that happen last week was that the air conditioning was turned on...and it works beautifully!  Our system also has a humidifier/dehumidifier attached.  We can set the temperature we want AND the humidity level and the system takes care of it!  This is especially helpful for the installation of our wood floors.  Missouri summers are quite hot and humid and this summer has been especially humid.  This July was the fourth wettest on record in our area. Our installers had a humidity goal for us to work toward before they would begin putting the wood floors in.  

We also had another reason to get the AC up and going.  After the last rain, we noticed a lot of moisture on the basement walls.  Since the drywall has just been finished, it was very important to get that extra moisture out!  We purchased a portable dehumidifier to help speed up the process and it is so much nicer in the house now!  

This weekend, J decided we could stain the wood planks that will be on the ceiling of the grilling patio.  So, that's what we did.  We just finished this morning and I must say, they look pretty good!  
The Garage Door Man comes tomorrow so hopefully, I'll share that next post!  I'll be placing the order for our lights this afternoon.  

We continue to have our home on the market and have had a few showings.  Several have come back for a second showing but no offers as of yet.  

August will be a busy month for the interior.  I'll try to find time to keep up with my posts.  Thanks to those of you who visit and leave a comment.  



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12 comments:

Charla Jones said...

Love that sign in the corner!!!! I can't wait to see the grilling porch. Your built-in idea looks amazing. Hopefully you will get an offer soon.

Creations By Cindy said...

Things are looking good and coming together my friend. Love that bookshelf! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jeanie Pickrell said...

It is coming along beautifully!! Thanks for sharing

Rosie M. said...

I can feel the excitement building in your words as deadlines come to fruition! That was a lucky rainstorm to find a flashing problem! Thank you for stopping everything to take pictures and keep us up-to-date. I feel like I'm watching a movie being produced.I look forward to the premiere! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

barbara woods said...

every thing will be beautiful. I love your book cases , wish you would send us some of that rain

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This is all so exciting (well, all but the leak of course!). How I envy you that shelving unit you have planned!

Summer said...

Glad the leak did not damage♥ The shelving unit is charming ♥

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Kailani said...

phew...you dodged a bullet on that leak! And I love that bookcase!

designchic said...

It's coming along so well and I love the inspiration for your bookcase!

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

Having the right people build your house is a must! My sister-in-law and her husband had the worst experience. They hired a contractor who had built a name for himself, but failed to come through with them and he had the absolute worst sub-contractors. After more than a year, they are still having issues with the shoddy work. Your house sounds so stunning and I love the built-ins that you're going to have. I love following the progress!

The Charm of Home said...

SO glad you had a builder that took care of that leak. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wow, a leak is a scary situation. Sometimes difficult to track down. Loving your bookcase. I hope you share this at our link party, Dishing It & Digging It this Sunday.