At the beginning of this week I was feeling project fatigue. We have missed our first two expected completion dates, July and then October, and we still have a long way to go before occupancy. Furthermore, it looked like we were not going to make much progress this week. Monday started with me working alone. About noon, the mason arrived and started repairing the rock exterior. Tuesday, it was just the two of us until the geo-thermal team arrived to run the water lines from the wells into the basement. They finished their work before the end of the day. Again Wednesday, it was the mason and me. Thursday afternoon the excavators arrived with a couple pieces of heavy equipment, but still we were not making any progress inside the house. So, I was discouraged with our progress when I left to pick up Nancy at Washington Dulles Airport Thursday afternoon. We missed opportunities during the week.
On the other hand, it is wonderful to have Nancy back! The project and I need her energy and enthusiasm. We coped well during the two months she was gone, but it is so good to have her back. It is perfect timing. She will now be available to help make the critical finish decisions.
With how quiet the place had been all week, you will understand my amazement at the beehive of activity that was buzzing around the place when Nancy and I arrived Friday morning. Seemingly out of nowhere appeared the General Contractor, electrician, and the several-man team that installs the doors, molding, etc. The mason was still there and the excavator team had grown to a half-dozen pieces of heavy equipment and at least that many workers. I was unable to count them, but when Nancy and I arrived at the project site we found over 15 people all busy with their specialized tasks. I think they accomplished a week’s worth of progress in one day!
Good-bye project fatigue!