Mistakes will be made and they can be corrected.

My new office

My new office

I may be ready for business.

These are the first pieces of furniture that I dragged back into the house from the carport.  You can see that although the floors are in, we still need to install baseboards and vent covers.  But, I now have a little desk, a chair, and my bendable model…plus a little statue given to me by my best friend.

Here, I’ll take a step back so you can see the whole office in it’s present glory.

My new office

My new office

This is a great spot for a photographer.  One large window facing east (where I will be installing blinds) and the other side has a large patio door facing north with a view to the patio.  Granted the patio is not that pretty right now, but I have a vision.

Facing the patio from the office.

Facing the patio from the office.

This little office makes me very happy.  But, it turns out that I will probably have to share it with my husband as he has decided that he will try to work from home as much as possible to save on gas and wear and tear on the car.  I will probably have to get a bigger table to share.

The other day I walked into the house and there was a lonely electrician (one whom I had never seen before) busily working on the island electrical outlet debacle.

The electoral outlet on the island

The electrical outlet on the island

This is their solution, but I need to see the finished work.  I’m skeptical that they will be able to cover up the entire hole, but I’ll wait and see.

I was very pleased to see this…

The chandelier was moved to the proper place

The chandelier was moved to the proper place

But, in moving the fixture we do have this problem:

holes left in the beam

holes left in the beam

The GC tells me they can patch it so that it can’t be seen.

Also, the electrician fixed the plug in the wine closet.

Wine cabinet plug

Wine cabinet plug

It not only is sunk into the floor, which we were told could not be done because of the footings, but it looks a lot better.  Now, we can use it.

Overview of kitchen/family room

Overview of kitchen/family room

Here is an overview of the room.  Note that the island pendants are hung evenly spaced and high enough above the island that line-of-sight will not be obstructed.  I had a long telephone conversation with the GC and he insisted that the pendants should not be hung higher than 5’6″ because it would not look good.  I had originally told the electrician that I wanted them 7′ from the floor.  He hung them at 5’6″, except for the droopy one, which was about 8″ from the top of the counter.You can see that this new electrician hung them 7′ from the floor and they look beautiful.  I’m not sure what happened to the original electrician, but I am happy with the new one and what he has done so far.

Here’s another overview of the kitchen/family room taken from the patio door.

View of kitchen/family room from patio door

View of kitchen/family room from patio door

The dishwasher is ready to be installed by the plumber.

Outside the light fixture has been turned the right way and it works…along with the entry fixture made by my brother in high school (in the 70’s).

Cleaned up the entry a bit

Cleaned up the entry a bit

I was so happy about this that I swept off the front porch and cleaned off the cobwebs.  I don’t think that’s been done in a while.  Next thing you know I will be cleaning out that planter along the walkway and planting some plants.

Walkway to front door

Walkway to front door

Carpet and hardwood floors installed

Carpet and hardwood floors installed

So, I’m pleased with what the electrician has done in these rooms.  He also moved the heated floor controls in the bathroom.  Here, I’m not so pleased.

Main bathroom

Main bathroom

The Master controls look better but I don’t like the blank.  We were told by the GC that this is the best they can do.

Master bathroom

Master bathroom

However, down below these switches in the Master is this:

Master bathroom wiring enclosure

Master bathroom wiring enclosure

That’s a mess.

I’m hoping they are not done with these things yet.

The switches on the island still turn on the patio lights and about 7 outlets still don’t work, but I’m told that it is an easy fix.

(Fingers crossed.)

Come on out on the patio and enjoy the weather.

Bring some wine...the dixie cups are free

Bring some wine…the dixie cups are free

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