Here are some cabinet pictures. I guess I don't have any of the kitchen that don't have a guy working on them in the picture, LOL.
Mud/laundry room. I've always dreamed of having a "finished" looking laundry room. And there is so much storage with the cabinets.
Two more cabinet issues came up. I'm not sure who messed up on this one, but it wasn't me. I told the cabinet lady it was a wall oven/microwave combo and gave her the exact measurements of the whole unit, per the spec sheet. The cabinet was built as if the oven and microwave were separate units. I did not give her separate measurements, so where the cabinet company got info for what they built, I have no idea. The guy doing the installing even had my email to the cabinet lady (she orders them from a mfg) where it said it was a combo and had the measurements. They think they are going to be able to make it work. They can remove the shelf separating them and adjust the trim in front, I guess. And apparently the plug in the wall wasn't put up high enough. The other issue is one of the upper cabinets was the wrong size, so that will have to be re-ordered too. Oh well, not much I can do about it.
Now the painter lady is annoyed because other subs are inside and she chooses today to start working on the inside doors for all the patio doors. She had many days, where she was the only one here, she only worked 2 hours, and said she didn't have anything else she could work on, because she needed the trim she stained out in the garage to dry. Well, she totally could have done this work any of those days....and had the house to herself. She just didn't want to work, so just pushed it off to do down the road.
The painter and finish guy called the tape and texture guy themselves to have him come out and fix the hole in the wall, so that is good. Not sure when, but at least they took the initiative for getting it fixed.
They stayed until around 5:30 yesterday. That's like a first for them. The cabinet guys left about 4:00, but they were here first thing this morning. And they cleaned up behind them, rather than leaving it for someone else to do.
We've known, from what a couple of the contractor's workers have told us, that our contractor pays them as sub contract labor with a 1099, so they have to pay their own taxes, etc. He pays them a flat rate per day. (no wonder she only wants to work half days). Found out today that his young guy that does the concrete foundations (who is painter and finisher's son) is leaving him to go work for someone who pays him by the hour and on a w-2. And one of the contractor's own sons, who works with one of the other sons, framing, is leaving to go into a different line of work, altogether. I'm not too surprised. He was my favorite of his 4 boys that work for him.
The mason guy is also here and should have the fireplace stone added by the end of today. That will be neat to see, too. They figured out the hearth, by taking it apart and cutting it down the 1/2 inch he needed to get the hearth stone on there, below the bottom of the fireplace.
I woke up with a pounding headache and felt like I was going to throw up. I almost emailed my boss I wasn't working this morning, but once I got up, the headache subsided for the most part and now that it's now pounding I don't feel sick.