Sunday, February 18, 2007

Slate Backsplash Going In

Since I sort of ran out of steam, I hired an ECU student named Scott to help out with a few of the remaining finishing details. He's a construction management major, and he has done really great work. He's in the picture above in front of the slate wall he has worked on this weekend. The quality of the work he has done is 18 or 19 times better than I would be able to do myself, plus I feel guilty while he's working, so I get off the couch and do stuff too. If I win the lottery (even really just the pick 3), I'm thinking of hiring him as a full time personal assistant.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

New Range, New Color, New Helper

I'm a lot happier with the kitchen color than I imagined I would be. I need to put another coat on it, but that's going to have to wait. Also, the range finally got here today. Until the tile is up on the wall, I don't want to install it, so I'm purposely leaving it in the middle of the kitchen to inspire me to get moving.

Speaking of keeping moving, I've hired a college guy named Scott to help me finish off some of the smaller stuff (e.g., tiling the wall where the range goes) that has just been dragging on and on since the start of the semester. Things are pretty much functional, so it is more difficult to get motivated to work on things. Anyhow, I'm trying out Scott this weekend for a few hours. He's a construction management major. Although it doesn't sound like he has much experience, but he is enthusiastic and relatively cheap.

Tub Reglazed

I finally had the tub reglazed today. I am back to showering in the gym again for a few days, but it looks like the guy did a good job. I'm just happy to be rid of the blue in there.