Wow it's been a while! My brother-in-law had his wedding in Virginia last weekend and things have been crazy all around. We blinked and it was time for our 30-Day Walk-through. I wasn't going to be able to participate in the Walk-through so my wife took the reigns on this. She had been keeping a list of items and I only had a few to contribute. Overall, I can't complain about the quality and craftsmanship. They did a great job.
The only thing I'm worried about is how frequently the sump pump runs. I'll notice it run about once a day. I thought the sump was supposed to only run once in a blue moon or during heavy rains after a few days. It's good that it's working, but I'm a little worried about an underlying drainage issue. I'll have to discuss with our PM when I get a chance.
Most of the major projects (garage door opener, utility sink, ceiling fans) are complete, I'm moving on to more utility-like projects. I found a video and pdf plan for a work bench in the garage. The dimensions are 2x5ft overall and is extremely solid structurally. I'm about 3/4 the way through building the base and will tackle the bench-top with my friend this week. Once the bench is finished, I'm going to build shelves on the wall of the garage. Then we'll be able to store things in a better place than the floor of the garage or basement. Next project will be shelves in the unfinished sections of the basement. I'll be sure to post pictures when I have something to show!
Remember the pool table I couldn't get down the basement? Well it's finally gone. Put it up on Craigslist and a guy came this weekend to pick it up. The cursed table left it's mark on me however. We were carrying the 350-lb piece of slate up the stairs when I had to set it down, it came down between the stair and my hand, I can't remember how we got it up the rest of the way since my hand was out of commission. I fear it was broken so I went for an x-ray. Somehow there were no breaks! Only a "Deep Contusion" and it hurts when I try to squeeze hard or use it other than typing. If that's the price to pay to get rid of the pool table, fine. It's gone. I do however get to enjoy the new (old) pool table which worked out great!