Andrew the builder really has been absolutely fantastic. Those of you that know us and need a builder, give me a call, I can recommend this guy big time. He knows the time pressure we are under, and has pulled out all stops to get things moving. He had his whole crew working over the weekend to get the balcony railing up and the house ready for the guys to come and sand the floors. We now have nicely sanded floors throughout the house, and are waiting to see what it looks like when the first coat of polyurethane is on. Then sometime later this week, the inside brick wall will be bagged and all the wall edges and trimmings are to be done, and then the whole house can be painted. There is the slight problem of the electricity company doing some work in the street on Thursday, cutting us off the electricity, and stalling us for a full day. Argghhh. Still, once the railing is on the balcony and the floor polish and paint have off-gassed, we can then finally move in.
At least today I had the satisfaction of getting our new front door keys cut. Now that did feel good.