May 1st weekend,, another scramble to get as much done as I can before I have to leave town and go back to work. I spent most of Saturday cutting and fitting slate,, Sunday I'll put it down.. I'm working on the border alongside the wood floor in the family room. I put down a straight board to lay the border pieces up against, to create a true straight line. Cutting and fitting the pieces from the 'diamond' pattern up against the border pieces is very time consuming.. inspite of having followed a string-line down the middle of the slate tile walkway, the variations in dimensions of the slate tended to add up here and there,, and I ended up with having every tile being a different size.. what a pain, but very important to keep this border and it's grout-line straight.. it's the only straight line anyone will see on the floor without trying to sight down a grout-line.. this one is 'right there' every time you walk in, or walk through the house past the kitchen.
I had to chisel up two tiles from last weekend,, they were just too high to work with. Sigh, sometimes you have to go backwards to go forward.
The carpet is in for the stairs and balcony areas, it will arrive monday morning, I have a few guys lined up to help get it up the stairs and into the empty upstairs room for cutting/trimming.
The balcony railings are being welded up the last few days and will be available to install on Thursday or Friday.
The waranteed patio doors are to be installed on thursday or friday..
Going to be busy the end of the week.. And I should be home on Thursday afternoon to 'stupervise'
I'll post photos later..