Flooring Day 3, Deck skirting, First shower in new bathroom

Last night we caulked the shower/tub area, so this morning, after walking Trinity, we took showers in the new bathroom for the first time! It was glorious! There were only two problems: the water seemed to get cold after about 10 minutes or so, and – wait for it – the plumbers reversed the shower temperature control.

I don’t know why, but somehow our plumbers consistently seem to get this wrong. At this point, I wonder if it’s even accidental…

Jose’s guys showed up as I left for work, but Danny (the hardwood floor installer) had not. Jose said his guys would be working on the deck skirting, so they wouldn’t interfere with anything on the inside of the house while the flooring installer is working.

   

At the end of the day, I saw that Danny had almost finished doing the finger-join of the floorboards in the guest bedroom. You can see how the floorboards have been shiftdown downwards towards the hallway in the following two pictures. The left one is before, and the right one is after:

   

The “finger join” refers to the pattern formed at the opposite end of the room from the doorway transition:

As you can see, the staggered pattern of wood looks like interleaved fingers.

Later, after dinner, I installed the speaker and A/V connectors in the laundry area and in the cabinet by the back door:

   
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