At 9:00 on the dot, Bob and his son, Brandon, pulled up in front with a trailer. After some discussion, and moving our car, they moved the trailer to the back yard where it will stay until the end. Ron showed Brandon through the house and told him what needed to be done. They were going to put the windows in the barn today but apparently Ron's significant other had a death in the family so he had to spend time with her. Brandon stayed and patched the cracks in the living room, laundry room, and computer room ceiling. This, of course, entailed moving furniture in the living room so I had to empty my cabinets of my Hummel collection so they could be moved away from the walls. Right now, everything is in the other half of the living room stuffed in corners, under a cabinet etc. Of course all that will have to be moved when they start painting. Arrrggg!
This is the fireplace crack. Brandon found that the whole wall behind the plaster was made of brick. Apparently those bricks are settling a bit and that is what is probably causing the cracks. I just hope that this patch job will work!
This is some of the stuff we hauled from one side of the room to the other.
This is the rest of the stuff. Behind the speakers and under the cabinet are about half of my Hummels. As I said, when they begin painting, those will all have to be moved again.
We will leave the carpet in for now and will decide later what to do. More carpet or hardwood floors. We also have to deal with the kitchen but will wait until we get back from San Diego. Bob said they hoped to be done by Friday but I don't see how. So we gave them a key to the house and they can work while we are gone. Meaning it may be a big surprise when we get back.
Brandon said he would come back tomorrow and put another coat of patch on the cracks. Wednesday, a crew is coming in to put plaster board on the bedroom ceiling. Where we go from there, I don't know. All I know is that there is NO WAY they will be done before we head to San Diego. But--at least they have started. More tomorrow.