Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Nearing completion

We are nearing the finish line. Here are a few photos of the progress over the last three months. (I'm skipping over all the repairs.)

And today we came home to this:

Appliances!  Woo-hoo!  Nine months without a kitchen - we can't wait to cook!

Interior trim starts tomorrow. Countertops are installed Friday. Exterior painting next week. 

We're packing everything on the first and second floors. In a couple of weeks we'll move it all out for a week. The dogs will go to the kennel and we'll stay with friends while all the floors are refinished. And then it's over! We can't wait to move out of this:

 and this:


We are so appreciative of the many people who have helped us through the last six months. While we have seen some bad elements of the construction industry, we've also seen the best. We have been blessed with the support of many friends who have provided shoulders to lean on, sympathetic ears when we need to talk, and wonderful home-cooked meals. We can't wait to have a party for all of you!

And we think it will all have been worth it.

Many months later . . .

A long time has passed since the last post in February. Suffice it to say that the contractors disappeared (Windsor Homes), the owner, James (Jim) Wolohan, declared bankruptcy personally and the company went bankrupt. Blogging about the house lost its appeal. One lawyer, many dollars and many moons later, we signed a contract with a new company that has done a wonderful job correcting the many, many serious problems left behind by Windsor. Essentially it cost us as much to fix the job they did as we paid them to build it.

The owner of Windsor is now building 2-3 miles away under a new company name (Halsey); the VP of Windsor, Justin Mackovyk, and our Project Manager, Neil Thompson, have started a new construction company (Dobbins Construction). Gotta love the Maryland construction licensing and laws!

So, that said, I will start a new post to show all the wonderful things happening with the addition now.