Completed projects:

roof, kitchen, master bedroom, main bathroom (sans shower tile), fireplace, hardwood flooring, windows, office, front entry, stairway

Ongoing projects:

shower surround, dapping/painting woodwork, ensuite vanity/lights/mirror, painting outdoor trim, finishing front entry tile work, interior door painting and hardware, decorating

Friday, May 9, 2008

Being grateful for the Rich's in our lives!

Today Rich worked on the electrical and was fortunate enough to have Jared as his assistant. Nice work Jared! Sorry I didn't get to talk much with you, but I sure appreciated your help today! And of course, thanks to Rich for spending a very very long day working on this house!

I had to leave for the first part of the day, although I joined in later after Jared had to leave. This electrical biz, there's alot of construction to it! Now I totally understand the need for all those trenches. So many hands involved... it's a monumental task in my book! You also have to remove and replace insulation, drill through framework, feed wires through itty bitty little holes, never mind having the mindskills to know what you're doing in the first place.

We're truely indebted to guys like Rich. We utilize this crazy world of electricity like it's just a given. Well, when things don't work right, remove that given and all you have is hope. Folks like Rich give the given back. When things work right and you know you are safe, that is HUGE.

With this house, you couldn't overload the circuits. If I had the microwave going, you couldn't have the coffee maker going. Sparks flew from my blowdryer when plugged in. Some outlets flat out didn't work. Outlets where you could actually reach them were required.

And Rich makes it sound really easy. "Oh yeah, we can do that, just go through there and up here and you're done. No big deal." But it is a big deal. I mean, short of him moving his family to Yarrow so he can be near this loved ones while this monumental project goes on I'd think would at least tempt him! I asked him for an estimated timeframe on how much work was at hand and he said, "Until it's done." With a smile.

So today, I'm just really really feeling grateful for electricians in our wonderful world. And on top of my list would naturally be our very own Rich! Thanks bud!

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