It got cold, I mean COLD!
Snow, ice, sleet, wind, cold, we’ve had a lot of weather lately. It snowed New Years day. We had about 8 inches of nice sticky wet snow. I built a giant snow man out back, but he lost his head overnight. Jenn and I walked over to a nearby park that turned out to be way bigger than we had thought. It’s huge! Funny how you discover such things on snow days. Then we walked into Hillsdale and had hot drinks at Starbucks. I had forgotten just how pedantic their servers are. I ordered a mocha latte and was assured that those are two complete different drinks, and which did I really want, a mocha or a latte? It took what seemed like an eternity to convey that I wanted an espresso, steamed milk, and chocolate, which if I had said ‘café mocha grande’ would have got me my desired drink without the lesson in Starbuckees. Despite the stupid pretentious corporate bullshit, we had a lot of fun that day in the snow. But, then it got ugly.
That weekend it got cold. I mean it got really cold, as cold as it gets in
Because of the weather, the builders have not been at the house much at all this week. They did show up Monday long enough to receive the new dropbox, but not much else. So, where we stand right now is we have most if not all of the framing upstairs complete. The plumbing is mostly in, but not completely hooked up in the basement. The sunroom has walls and a ceiling, but no roof. There are no windows or the door upstairs. There is no electrical. They have cut the hole in the ceiling for the stairwell and removed the walls surrounding the old closets, but the remaining walls that will be removed around the stairs have not been removed yet. The kitchen has not been touched despite Jenn and I carefully removing everything that would be in the path of destruction. Almost nothing has changed in the house over the past 2 weeks. The overall theme of this project continues to be 'hurry up and wait.'