It's gorgeous, fabulous, I love the way it looks, I'm going to be sooo thrilled when it's finally all done. But as we enter day THREE of the installation, I have some gripes about how the installers have gone about it. Right now, there isn't a room in my house that isn't torn up. I had discussed this with the Smiling Italian, and told him to please keep in mind that I had to shift my belongings from one room to another - I can't put much on the balcony; we are having daily windy thunderstorms. I have put a great many plastic tubs of stuff on the balcony, but that still leaves a great deal of Stuff that I have to shift from room to room. If they had, yanno, FINISHED the kitchen, I could use the kitchen to store stuff from the office, but no, they still need to do the finishing there. Ditto the living/dining room (aka: MOST OF THE HOUSE). My bedroom is half done, but they did put my bed back, so I'd have something to sleep on tonight. Thanks boys!
I have reached the somewhat frantic stage of just stashing random stuff anywhere horizontal and out of their way - the guest bathtub is piled as high as my head, and the new kitchen drawers (which I cannot use for kitchen stuff because we are still waiting for the messy process of countertop installation) are holding such diverse items as small framed photos and office supplies. It will take me all weekend to clean up and FIND stuff and put it back where it belongs.
And my air conditioner wasn't cooling when I came home. I think they may have something to do with that - I stopped by midday and found a piece of particleboard basically blocking the air return. By the time I got home at 5:30, the place was 82 degrees, and there it has stayed. I thought okay, they'd had the door open a lot, it'll cool off - yeah, three hours later, we haven't dropped a degree.
It's still in the mid-90s here, in mid-September, and yeah, that is really nasty. I turned it off and let it rest for a while, hoping it was just exhausted and frozen over from overwork. We'll see if it cools off before I collapse in exhaustion. I have to get up at 5 to finish packing up this guest room/office, though I'm seriously running out of places to put my stuff.