The house itself isn't completely finished yet either, of course. Quite a bit got done since my last post, such as:
There are still a number of things though on the list that Steve is working on every day. And of course, there are a couple of problems that we've found, such as the fact that the upstairs shower (the ONLY shower) doesn't get hot water. It does get sort of luke warm, and we have hot water everywhere else in the house, so the problem is probably one of three things:
1. A bit of sawdust or other debris is blocking the hot water supply line.
2. The valve in the faucet is stuck or blocked (debris again).
3. The temperature limiter (which keeps you from scalding yourself) is stuck or set too low.
The plumber is coming this morning to take care of it, and I am really looking forward to a nice long hot shower when I get home! It's not like I haven't bathed since Christmas - we've been taking baths in the clawfoot tub, but a bath isn't the same. Plus, we didn't realize that we could turn on the supply lines for the clawfoot - the faucet isn't installed yet because it had defective threads and we had to send it back for a replacement - so we've been filling it with buckets from the kitchen sink. It's not just a bath, it's also an upper-body workout! I can't deny I felt a little sheepish when Mark showed me how to turn on those supply lines. You know how sometimes a solution seems so embarassingly obvious in retrospect? This is one of those. :)
But all in all, I am really pleased with everything. This is the best way to start a New Year ever!