Thursday, October 8, 2015

Day 16 - Part 2: Errands and the Last of the Block

After all the dirt was put it on day 16, we left to run a couple of house related errands.  The first thing we needed to do was pick out a shower insert for the three quarter bath and also choose a tub for the main bathroom.  We started at one of the big box home stores and selected a couple of options that would work.

Then we went to a locally owned store.  First of all the service there was great.  We found a shower insert that was one piece which is what we really wanted.  It was only $100 more than the four piece we had looked at in the previous store.  The tub was nearly double the price, but it was large enough for my very tall husband to sit in.  He is not a big tub person but does like the occasional soak if he has sore muscles.  We only plan to do this once and a good tub and shower were on our list of priorities.  Best of all the sales person printed out a copy of the layout which our plumber will need to make sure the drains are in the right place.

Next on our errand list was a trip to the health department with the form we received along with our building permit.  We needed to complete an application and pay a fee to have someone come out to our property to tell us where the septic tank can go.

Finally we returned a roll of unused twine to a building supply store.  That was $13 back into the house account.  At this point every dollar is important!

Back home the block layers came back by to finish the last section of block.  We paid them for another 130 block.  All of the extra blocks (around 150) will be returned for a credit.

1 comment:

  1. I have often found that my local hardware store is much more accommodating than the Big Box stores. If they don't carry it, they will get it. They are knowledgeable and helpful, and sometimes you can get a better deal. You sound very busy these days.