Lowes delivered (most) of the cabinets I had ordered...little did I know soon I would need more :/
Bob finished getting the blue board up and prepping the bathroom for Wes.
Wes' Duck Box:
Home Depot run to pick up the tile for Wes, and wiring stuff for my TV/Power Center wall.
Wes and his able assistant, Kiya, came over on Saturday to get the bathtub tiled:
Cement Blocks to put the new heater on. I ended up just using the big ones, which raise the heater 16" off the ground which should give me plenty of notice with the water alarm should something happen with the drain. I had to run to Tractor Supply for new tires for my hand truck, which provided Pat an opportunity to get into the house and plot with Wes while I wasn't around :/ (I neglected to take photos of the heater now in the basement; wiring and plumbing to come.)
Let's do a color check -- the carpet I have already ordered; thought it was more interesting than just plain beige. The naming convention on the Petproof StainMaster carpet was after canines, so this is "(Chocolate) Labrador"
Loads of options to consider when the time comes for species, size, and sawing -- the sample below is "quarter sawn" (notice how it looks different from plain sawn above which has the "mountain peaks" pattern)...this style is more expensive since there is more waste wood from a log, but it is also makes stronger planks:
The kitchen probably would have been OK with laminate like Pergo, but I bring in snow-covered firewood (and my snow covered clothes) a lot and I am concerned if we just tiled the hearth area...laminate wouldn't hold up to regular flooding of melting snow. Then once all the entrance is tile, if it doesn't match the kitchen, you end up with two small areas of contrasting floors even though they visually and use-wise flow together.
Cabinets are Weyburn:
Regular, which is what they have in stock:
Without much of a kitchen, lets make some home cooking so I don't have to do as much take out this week. A rump roast chili? I don't know what you call some of my creations...it was the cheapest piece of beef per pound Big Y had today.
Since I had to pull out the roll out tool box to retrieve my extension cord, I might as well just use it for to put the crock pot on and not use the cord.
As I finish writing this, the wind has picked up driving the pouring rain -- a Mid-Atlantic low has collided with the remains of Tropical Storm Philippe. Couple inches of rain and gusts to 60mph expected overnight. (Brief hurricane force winds are expected over Massachusetts Bay and coastal Maine!)