It's cold in Wisconsin this week. Not "Los Angeles cold" (see clip below - it's worth a laugh, especially if you hail from a state that actually gets snow or ice), but truly cold. I think my car said -6 yesterday morning and we were up to 16 this morning. Anyway, the cold means two things. 1) We're lining the walls of E's current room with blankets (see above). I have never seen/lived in/experienced such a drafty place. Especially one that's only 23 years old. The wind and cold air is gushing through the electrical outlets and seeping in where the floor and walls meet. It's crazy. 2) There hasn't been any progress on the exterior of the house.
|[dining area ceiling]|
|[master bedroom corner]|
In other news, it was crazy windy on Saturday (day 76) and we lost some shingles. It hasn't been hot enough for everything to properly adhere to the tar paper, so the 40 to 60 mph winds were able to do a bit of damage to the roof. Not exactly what you want to see when you walk up, but the Construction Manager is aware and assures us everything will be fixed.
And, we received news late last week that the tile we'd selected for our fireplace is no longer available. I'm a huge second-guesser of decisions and was actually quite confident in my fireplace tile decision. So, the thought of having to select something else wasn't very appealing. Luckily, the Designer seems to understand by taste pretty well at this point and I was immediately on board with his recommendation.
|[tumbled Torreon by Daltile]|