Hello Cottage Friends,
Do you see a pattern in my recent reporting? Less time is passing between updates. We're into the finishing work now.
Here's the progress this past week.
May 26 - 29, 2015
The team has pulled off the job for a few days and so has the rain. We use this time to finish the exterior painting.
Dennis applies a second coat of red paint and I work on the lower panels of the porches. I also paint some of the trim.
Such as the wood on the garden window brackets.
And the vertical porch trim and the door trim.
One afternoon I took a tumble off the porch and landed on my bum, which was a good thing because that's where all my padding is. I'm very thankful to God that I received no injuries except for a small bruise on my left wrist. I'm not exactly sure what happened, but I think I may have gotten tangled up with the drop cloth. I was stepping down from a ladder and the next thing I knew I was falling onto the concrete. A bit scary, but I'm fine and no paint was spilled.
May 30, 2015
I paint more porch trim while Dennis works on landscape sculpting and gravel walkways.
June 1, 2015
Dennis has a vision for our cottage landscaping that I enjoy seeing come to fruition. Here he's working on the front entry terrace.
The guys are back. Exterior door hardware is installed.
More hardwood flooring, too.
June 2, 2015
Dennis does more work on the terrace. Soon the porch step and hand rails will be installed, and top soil will fill the recessed areas where the dirt is. Then I can plant some pretty flowers.
The hardwood flooring is nearly complete.
The team should finish the hardwood flooring today and then Dennis will start installing floor tile in the hallway and bathroom. He'll do all the interior trim, too.
The kitchen cabinets are due to be finished this week.
Thanks for all your nice comments and encouragement. We're getting close!
If you missed previous progress reports, you can find them here:
Progress Report #1
Progress Report #2
Progress Report #3
Progress Report #4
Progress Report #5
Progress Report #6
Progress Report #7
Progress Report #8
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