Yesterday I met with our GC (Bill Stapleton) for about an hour at The Ashland House. Topics covered:
- What walls do we frame in the basement? How do I want them framed?
- Soffit in basement laundry room – this is what it looks like.
- Electrical panel – should we build a closet for it? Should we build it now or later?
- Where should we put the lights in the new stair well?
- Here is the laundry chute.
- The Deck.
Ah yes. The deck. The deck that we decided not build to save money because our project is so big. The deck that only makes sense to do now because of all the concrete and siding work that will be going on in the next several weeks. We need to make a decision and we need to make it soon. If we take too long to decide then it is possible our project will slow and the trades will be assigned to a different job.
Bill knows that I can bring my A game of decision making for a solid hour. After that time all I hear is Charlie Brown’s teacher (wahh wahh wahh… wahh wahh wahh). At the hour mark of our meeting yesterday instead of zoning out I felt a wave of familiar emotion wash over me. I was completely overwhelmed. The vastness of the project finally sunk in. The excitement of the last 5 months subsided and reality caught up with me. I hate it when reality catches up to me! It’s not like I regret any of our decisions. I know we’ll love the house and our quality of life will improve after we move. That was just a moment I had yesterday. Moments are fleeting. Today I plan the deck!
On a side note, here are our some before and during photos of our basement stairs:
We also got the exterior basement door put it. It will be painted to match the trim of the windows.
As always, thanks for reading. Have a Joyful Day!