It was quiet at our construction site most of this week. We did not make as much progress as I had hoped. However, I am grateful for some small steps. The mason finished the external stonework and I was able to begin installing the floor in the upstairs room that will become my office. Nancy and I also began building the fireplace mantle and hearth.
Friday our excavator arrived to build the septic system. He intends to finish Monday. Since a tank is being burried near the outhouse we decided it is time for it to go. So, we are without toilet facilities until the bathrooms are finished.
Apparently, we are competing with many other construction projects. There is more work than workers and everyone is trying to complete their projects by the end of the year. That sounds like a good thing for the economy and that we need to be patient.
We are hoping that this upcoming week will be more productive. We need to pick up the pace if we are going to be in the house by Christmas!