December 1st, 2008

Conrunner Kevin

Back to Work

Thanks to my early-arriving train yesterday, I was just climbing in to bed last night when, off in the distance, I heard the horn from the Capitol train on which I was originally scheduled to arrive making its stop at Fremont Centerville.

Today I'm working from home, trying to get back into snych while also dealing with a second short week in a row, as I'm going to SMOFCon on Thursday. Cheryl and I are also dodging workmen. This morning, the first contractor arrived to patch the hole in the wall made by the earlier attempts to do something about the bathroom leak. The hole is now covered, and he says he'll be back again tomorrow to sand it down. Good thing the table in that area is easy to move. This afternoon a plumbing contractor will be here to replace the toilet in the front bathroom.

Oh, and tonight I need to remember to leave the van at my regular mechanic's shop on our way back from BASFA and walk home, on account of the mechanic is going to do a wheel alignment tomorrow and I want to give him the whole day to work on it.
Conrunner Kevin

Household Construction

We have had the multiple sets of workers in today. As I mentioned earlier, the first one replaced the dry-wall (although he neglected to put the insulation back in the wall), but will have to return tomorrow to sand and repaint. Later in the afternoon, the second set arrived and set to working on both bathrooms, replacing the toilet in the my bathroom and re-grouting both showers. Now we have two bathrooms in good repair and both smelling strongly of silicone sealant, which they tell us will last for a couple of days.