After a few more finishing touches, Randy and his crew of one were ready to wrap the house after lunch. The house was being wrapped with a vapor barrier because we did not yet have the windows and the electricians from Frederickson Electric are due on Monday and they cannot pull wire until there are either windows or the house is closed up some other way….thus the decision.
Then at lunch it happened, Randy finally got a call from Gregg at Topsider as I was simultaneously getting an email from them announcing that truckload #2 was on its way. It includes the siding, fascia, and the windows for the cupola. Since half of them will be remotely operated, the electricians needed to know what they were, so fortunately we now have that information for next week. He had no information for us about the rest of the windows. He said he would check with the higher ups and get back to us that afternoon or on Monday. He didn’t call back today, so we will assume Monday….hopefully. However, having not heard from them by yesterday and not knowing when they would get to continue work, they took on another short term job. Hopefully they will be done within in a week or two and come on back to put on the siding….which then allows the roofer to do his job, and put on the shingles. They will come by next week to unload the truck which they estimate will be here Monday or Tuesday. It is not a large flatbed like last time, but a smaller box truck, so it should be able to come up the driveway.
Shortly after lunch, we took off for Port Townsend to arrange for fire insurance and to pick up an antique tub I had seen two days ago. Amazingly, it is an elongated octagon. I have never seen a claw foot tub like this. It will be a challenge to fit it in the bathroom, but we felt it was worth the effort. While we were in town, we had to go to the hardware store, and made the mistake….perhaps, of looking at the community bulletin board. We saw an usual antique wooden boat for sale and are now fantasizing buying it. If nothing else, it could make a cool guest room for a bed and breakfast. I spoke to one of the owners and found out a lot more about it, and also did some research on the Bristol Bay double enders which fished for salmon in Alaska between 1910 and 1951 when power boats were allowed. They were actually open boats and the current owners built the cabin.
In the afternoon, they did wrap the house and got around most of it, but still need to finish the front. I guess he is also coming back to finish that last part of the wrap. Then he packed up most of his tools in preparation for the other job, and left.
While watching them work, I noticed what looked like a really comfortable place to sit on one of the entryway rocks leaning against one of the tree posts. It is rare that there are pictures of me as I am usually behind the camera.
I look forward to the possibility of seeing him socially tomorrow at a fundraising dance for KPTZ, the local public radio station. On the way in to town tomorrow afternoon, we are going to go see that boat.
Since beyond the electrical work, nothing else will happen for a week or so, we are taking that opportunity to drive back to CA to pick up some of our belongings. The wonderful man from whom we ordered our kitchen cabinets is lending us his 14 ft box truck. He has declared that he is a new life-long friend.