Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Passing Grade

The Cheney Cottage today

We had our final inspection for the connection of the two halves of the Cheney Cottage on Thursday, and we passed. So on Friday, the City returned the bond to us, very promptly and without any problem at all.

So now, we can breathe.

So now we start on doing, well, everything. The new electrical panel will be installed, and then PG&E will hook it up on May 26th - so we'll have power. The new gas service is being installed on Tuesday. We're talking to EBMUD about the water connection. We'll be digging the trench for the drain line, and hooking in to the existing sewer line. So we hope that, by the end of this month, we'll have light and power, and running hot and cold water.

We'll also be working outside, installing all the trim boards removed when the house was cut. We also have to build the front and back porches, but that can't happen until the footings are poured. The house needs to be repainted. And the new roof - really looking forward to having that done, but not looking forward to climbing around on the roof.

We vacillate between feeling like the work left is manageable, and feeling overwhelmed. Fortunately, Tom and I have, over the years, developed a highly honed ability to delude ourselves, so we still believe the work is all doable and can be completed in a timely manner.

We're off to start the day's work. More to follow.

Side view of the Cheney Cottage, with the Delaney House behind

1 comment:

  1. Hurray! I bet having the bond back is a real relief. As we used to say in the 70's: Keep On Truckin!