Monday, February 11, 2008

There is a small break from that snow that was hammering us earlier this morning.... 30cm is expected today, and an additional 30cm tonight! At least it has warmed up to about -4c. I have decided to work from home today, as I don't want to drive into town. Husband already came across a large accident on his way to work - he called to suggest I don't drive anywhere today if I can help it.

I was suppose to meet the glass people at the house today so they can measure the bathrooms for mirrors. They called at 8:30am to reschedule for tomorrow - 2 wheel drive in deep snow in the country don't mix well. We also called my father to ask him not to drive out - he was going to work on the casings and baseboard, but it can wait a day.

I do have to call the plumber and electrician to come finish up as we want to call for a final building inspection late this week or early next week. Hopefully we will get our occupancy permit very soon!

Friday afternoon at 4:30pm I had a crisis. The Toto Aquia dual flush toilets that we ordered in December and were suppose to be delivered end of January have now been back ordered until the end of March! Well, we can't exactly move in without toilets. I got on the phone and began desperately calling around town looking for this particular toilet (I am not going to settle for something else) and finally located three. We picked them up on Saturday even though we had to pay an additional $150 per toilet! Needless to say the price almost caused Husband to go into heart failure.

I didn't do too much at the house over the weekend. I did begin painting the interior doors with low voc paint. Daughter and I also cleaned the interior of the windows (boy did it need it!) with homemade window cleaner. Here is the recipe:

Homemade Window Cleaner

1 cup rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)
1 cup water
1 Tbs vinegar

Mix together in a spray bottle.
Spray on windows and use crumpled newspaper to rub clean


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