July 31 - August 5, 2006 // CONSTRUCTION LOG #95
Contact phone numbers
New York: 315-279-6711
Toronto: 416-907-5758 // 416-461-2203
Land: 506-282-4142 Ext. 101
NOTE: the New York and Toronto numbers are "local calls" for people in the area codes; calls from outside the area code will be billed at the normal rate from the caller's area code to either the "315" or the "416" area code.
Pictures: house 101
The Story: NEXT PROJECT NOW CONFIRMED!!!!!!
(well almost )
Weather: sunny usually in the mornings with some
Units 101: This has been the focus. Some of the
cabinetry has been started and is now awaiting the
installation of the granite before it can proceed to
completion. The floor tile is completed. Lighting is
mostly installed; we had lots of additional lighting
installed to help Lita. We are still debating the
final color -she wants "happy colors" but we haven't
found one which really works well with the beige tiles
selected. I'm having two large palm trees moved which
will block our view in a few years; both are being
relocated to the new property. I've commissioned a
mural on the terrace floor in front of the main
door -it will celebrate the parrot and the cat. The
exterior stucco is being applied; moldings will
follow. The ramp has advanced-lighting installed and
it has been boarded with Densglas. It should be
finished next week.
Unit 102: Not a lot of focus here this week.. I've
had the garden which became a bit of a jungle in
front of 102 terrace removed and we'll redesign it to
allow more light and more open space to this unit.
Lockers: doors and shelves are being made and
installed for those who want shelving. Minor
landscaping is progressing around this former
Electrical System Upgrade: It's ready for the meters
to be hooked up but so far, we wait!!!!!!! The ICE
inspection is suppose to happen this next week; if
everything is o.k., then the meters can be installed
(if they have them) and power connected. .we're now
going on 14 months for this one month project.
Unit 113: it's been reconditioned and is now
Marketing: some activity but overall fairly slow
Internet: seems to have been working.
Satellite TV: we got yet another "fix" on two units
and are awaiting the remaining three.
All issues have been agreed to; an
offer will be in the hands of the vendor by Tuesday.
Since we have researched the property thoroughly, the
offer is unconditional. We fully expect to close on
the property next week.
I've already written this portion of next week's log
but am deferring until the deal is done. Things can
always go off the rails.
More or less on hold until we get our house completed.
It's got a long way to go in the next 10 days and it
will certainly not be finished. Even 85% finished
will be a stretch. This past week Lita and I have
been busy getting the remaining appliances and trying
to work out the finishing details -one of which has
been a color scheme which works for the both of us.
Blood on the floor might be one of the colors! Aside
from the color scheme, I've had extra lighting added
and features which I hope will help her find her way
around the larger open areas given her limited vision.
She won't get everything she wants (some of which are
not realistic) but I've found places to put in little
things that she will like-a mosaic of a parrot at the
entrance door (but I'm sneaking in a cat as well with
some scattered parrot feathers), a water fountain (two
actually), a corner Jacuzzi, a walk-in closet which
is hers alone, skylights, extra lighting in certain
rooms, especially the kitchen and the cupboards, a
large screen TV in the bedroom with a home theater
system, a music room / guest bedroom for her karaoke,
a hand painted vanity with a parrot on it as well has
her selected color of granite and the distinctive
decorating which will be based on that granite, etc.
I get a decent office and a hammock on the terrace-I
might just claim the color scheme as well to even
things out a bit.
Brian, Lita, Hugo and irreverent Vicka, the pigeon