Sunday, May 16, 2010

Camp Hearne Diary - May 16, 2010

Cannot believe it has been a month since my last post. Lots of little things, but important things have happened. The framers had to reorder the back door that has now been hung. The plumber, electrician and HVAC contractors have done their rough-in's. Last week S&K Drywall insulated the modern area, hung the drywall and began the tape & floating process.

Of course, our old nemisis came back..... rain. It has been awfully dry through April and May and we certainly needed the rain. Our construction timing seems to be wait until we need dry weather before it rains, but the area farmers & ranchers needed the moisture. This will slow the drywall and painting down a bit, but we should be ready to move to the next step in a week or so.

Smart Services (Hearne) helped with our plumbing... Paul certainly helped when we needed him at a crucial time.

Key Electric (Franklin) has been great to work with on the project. Dana has gone to great lengths to get everything according to plan and find the right recessed cans for our LED lighting.

Barker Heating and Cooling (Hearne/BCS) was in and out quickly. Philip has responded to every question and need without hesitation.

S&K Contracting has been just as efficient. Too bad the weather has changed, but they should finish soon. Anxious to see the painted rooms.

All of these guys were low bidders and all expressed a desire to be part of this project. Their advice and professionalism have been greatly appreciated and it has been fun to see this come together. We may not have had the best construction timeline due to inexperience, but we have certainly had the best advice and effort from all of our contractors.