Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Front Door

I love my front door! Lumpkin Stain Glass put it together for me . I liked the old door at the restaurant were we eat in Foley. Patricia and I copied what we could from that door, added our own touches, made it affordable, then went with it! Lumpkins is so good to deal with and I love the work they did! Now I need the door knob to make it all complete.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


The purpose of this blog was to help anyone building with the order of building and to mark the progress of our house for our "scrapbook". Along the way I have recommended some of the subcontractors and given warning about others. Today, I am strongly recommending that anyone interested in residential elevators run from Southern Mobility Products. In the process of getting the elevator running properly, Steve (the short installer with glasses) has acted like a total jerk. He quickly jumps to his defences and begins chewing the customer out. Yesterday, he began on me-He informed us that he was going to keep 'making the builder do it till he got it right'. I suggested that he make a list of what was required and give it out so builder and trim would know what to do rather than guessing. He flew off the handle at me. David stepped up and told him to stop, and I walked away.
Do not use this company. This little dude thinks he is educating the world with his elevator knowledge, and he is hard to work with.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Looks like home

Athletic Landscapes did an awesome job on the landscape. They started working in the morning, and by the afternoon we had a finished yard. Shutters and the glass for the front door will give the finishing touches!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tile is done!

This is Alex's bathroom. The picture does nothing for the tile. We were short on glass in this one, so made a design with what we had. I like it- it's different.

Blair's bath is going to be the best. They haven't washed down the walls yet- the tile here looks like wood, and the floor is rock- it is like showereing outside!

The guest bath was my least favorite, but it has kind of grown on me.

Guest bath again.

Master car wash. The picture is poor, but this one turned out great too.

Monday, March 2, 2009

All better now

I had a major melt down over the weekend about the tile going in the house, but I am all better today. First of all, we have had nothing but trouble getting the tile from W&W Supply. They told us it would be here and it never showed, didn't order some of the tile, and then ordered two different colors of one of the tiles. We have been trying for three weeks to finish a job that should have taken 1 week. Then as the sweet guys hung the tile over the weekend- I thought it looked horrible. I really thought I was going to throw up. I went back today, and it looks good. I can live with it- and may even like it. I got suckered into tile in the show room, My advice is: plain is good, especially if you have a great looking bathroom.
Secondly, the dropped ceiling was to be delivered Friday and Keith start putting it in on Sunday. The BMW guy told me that the delivery was rained out! I laugh out loud at that. Now Keith is not showing until tomorrow.
Then I begged the electrician to come today and get the power set up for the elevator dude. They showed up at 1:30. They got to work, then got a call from someone that had an issue. Keith ran out of the door to go fix some problem while I stood there with my mouth hanging open.
I am not sure if these kinds of things would happen if we had a builder that demanded some work be done. Said builder showed up this afternoon for about 15 minutes- I don't know why, but I guess he put in his full day.
I need to keep reminding myself that all will be done in a month or so, and it will be so worth all this headache.