The right hand doesn’t knowwhat the left hand is doing.
23 August 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
And so chaos continues. We were told yesterday that the floor repai people would be out between 10:00 and 12:00 to start in on the newly damaged kitchen floor. We were sitting in a nice booth at Village Inn about 08:00 when we get a call from the repairman that he is sitting outside our house. Luckily, we’d not place our order yet. We climbed back in the car and headed back home.
The repairman comes in and pulls out his moisture meter to see what the humidity was in the existing boards. Tracy and I look at each other and I ask the man “you do know you are ripping out the boards and installing new ones?” His response was “no, I thought I was just to sand them down and refinish them”. He gets on the phone to his boss but getting no response decideds that he will just rip out the boar do and put in new ones. Now here’s where it gets tricky. Where he is working is where our big very heavy fridge sites. With all the drying equipment sitting there for the last five days, we moved it to the opposite end of the dining area. We discussed the situation with the repairman expressing our displeasure with the finish he’d put on the existing boards as it doesn’t come close to the rest of the kitchen. To get the fridge out of the kitchen/dining area, we will need to take off the doors and get an appliance dolly and so help to get it up the stairs to the living room. Instead, we think we’ve worked it out with the repairman that he will rip out the boards and install the new ones, sand and put on the first coat on the boards and then come back tomorrow and put on the second coat so it can dry over the weekend so we can move it back and and then he will come back on Monday and finish his portion of the job by buffing the floor and putting on the second coat blending it in with what is under the fridge. As he got his tools, I placed a call to Ashley that’s the project coordinator for this job. She works out the schedue of jobs between Denver Dustless(floor people) and Delta Disaster(rest of the work). I wanted to appraise her of what was going on and what was currently in the plans. She said she would make some calls and get back with us.
So here is where we stand. Once the kitchen floor is done, they have to clean out the laundry room by moving out the washer and dryer to the diningroom and then rip out the old vinyl and install the new one. Then move back the washer and dryer and hook them up. The commode in the bathroom still needs to be reinstalled and the copper line to the water maker on the fridge has to be replaced. They want to use a plastic line but I’m leaning towards copper. It’s what we’ve always used. I figure the plastic line will be exposed to the heat from the fridge compressor and it could get very brittle and snap. Then it’s down into the basement to replace the soaked insulation under the kitchen in the craw space.
If we are lucky, we might be done in another week but I’m not holding my breath and that’s just with this job. We still have the roofing man coming back in early September to replace the window and fix the ceiling in the living room where water had soaked through. That will require us to get everything out of the living room so the entire ceiling can be painted.
It just goes on and on and on.
From today’s picture, you can see the fridge area with the dark stains between the boards and the different color of the existing floor where some have the old stain and some have the new