Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Home again, and wiped out. It starts all over again tomorrow morning. Shares needed.

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We had to be gone all day picking up materials; just got home a little while ago, and we're both beat. While we were gone, the tile guys got the bathroom floor laid. They'll grout it tomorrow, and lay the tile that goes on the shower base either tomorrow or Thursday.

Up above is the view, as of tonight, from the doorway on the east side. From the west side, it looks like this:
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Those were taken with the flash up, obviously. It wasn't pitch dark yet, but there's no power to the house yet — Victor can't do that until Sherm's crew is done with the interior plaster (and the electric is another $1,700 in the offing, natch).

Also, we had a visitor: When we got upstairs, a starling was frantically bouncing between the French doors and the east windows of the master bedroom. He either got in under the tarp across the front, or he sneaked him at some point when the guys had the side door open. I let him out the French doors.

And it all starts again bright and early tomorrow. I am so freaking tired. Also worried about the situation with the septic system, which just jacked our overall cost by a huge amount, and we don't have any options but to roll with it. Roll to the tune of an additional $12K, which is fine if you've gotten a huge construction loan and hired one contractor to deal with ALL of it, but this is tribal land, and there's no such thing. So I'm going to be more than a little stressed for the weeks to come.

As I said last night, the septic system mess (the one time when a spring not good news), combined with all of the materials purchases and labor costs of the last month, have wiped us out. We're back to needing consistent daily shares to keep the work going; otherwise, we'll be calling a halt next week. Here are all the links:
  1. First, to donate, the PayPal link is here.
  2. Second, for sales (which we really need to make, and I'll be highlighting some of his high-end stuff on the site this week), the link to Wings's site (preferably with a testimonial, if you have some of his work), because sales are gonna keep this thing rolling. 
  3. And finally, the link to our wishlist (which badly needs updating), with an emphasis on the Lowe's gift cards, because those are what will help us pay for all the stuff that will make this place liveable, like a water heater and flooring and so forth. 
As I also said last night, we need to make some sales, and sales of some of Wings's bigger-ticket items would go a very, very long way toward this phase (which is by far the most expensive, as all the guys are so fond of reminding of us : "Oh, you thought you had the expensive part done? Hahahaha, it's just beginning!"). Later this week, I'll be highlighting some of his pricier works on the site, and it would help us a lot if folks would be sure to share those links far and wide; you never know who might be a collector, or just moved by a particular piece and inspired to buy. For now, I have to get back to the task list (and people) hectoring me from the sidelines about a thousand and one things, so many thanks and much love to everyone.

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