With the final inspection approved at Emerald Hill, it is now time to formally exit Sea Eagle.
Bitter. And sweet. Yin. Yang.
The movers are confirmed for Friday.
Steven walked Sea Eagle today with Randy, the builder who lives across the street. They identified these “make-ready” tasks — patch and paint where needed, clean the house, clean the exterior of the windows, clean the stained-concrete floor, clean up the yard.
After dinner, Jacquela and Steven signed the paperwork to list the house for sale.
Odell and Team Ranserve continue to punch through the punch list …
Above, Cris uses Steven’s biscuit cutter to slice slots into the two pieces of wood that Cris is using to build a deep shelf in the electronics closet — for the cable modem, switches, router, UPS, power strip, etc.
What’s really cool is this — Cris needed a biscuit cutter. Steven pulled his Porter Cable out of the stack of plastic bins stored in the garage for moving in. This is the first time on this gig that one of Steven’s tools has been used to build something in the house. It’s an honor to put the tool in the hands of Cris, who is capable of nearly anything — concrete, framing, windows, cabinets, shelving, flooring, plumbing …
Jacquela asked for industrial pipe to hang clothes in the master closet. Steven ordered the heavy metal from simplifiedbuilding.com.
The parts fit together like an Erector set. Lay all the parts on the floor, in order of assembly. Insert tube into joint, tighten screw to clamp pipe, insert next tube into the next fitting in the joint, tighten that screw, keep going. When ready, pivot the now-heavy structure off the floor, walk it into position while making sure to not damage floor or wall. Lean the assembled structure against the wall, then work the Ikea cabinets into position and slide everything into near-final alignment.
Monday this week, Steven started with what will be the double-hanging rods on Jacquela’s side of the closet.
Today, Steven erected the double-hanging system on his side of the closet, and the single-rod system across the back wall for taller items such as dresses to hang. The horizontal top rods are 84 inches high — that’s a stretch that will require a step to stand on. At the same time, it allows for shoe storage on the floor.
Above, the three assemblies, each test fitted to its location in the closet. Next task is locking down the positions and screwing the flanges to the walls.
The center panel of the door to the master bath was supposed to be opaque glass — ensuring privacy while allowing light to travel through. The door arrived with clear glass. Ron and Steven went back and forth through all the paperwork — and decided it would be easier, faster, smarter to apply an opaque window film to the glass, instead of replacing the door, sanding the door, painting the door …