It was an interesting week. Andy broke in the wood stove, which meant for a few days it exuded some steam and fumes, setting off the smoke alarms. (The instruction manual said this was normal.) That’s why the ear protectors are on the ash bucket to the right of the picture. Interestingly enough, the little stove (with heat box about 18″ by 12″) gave off enough heat to pop off one side of the protectors:
Andy tried putting it back together, but about a half an hour later it fell apart again, so we ordered a new pair. That was funny, not serious. It’s our kitchen that may have a problem.
We thought it was almost done because Dan installed the knobs and handles– he’s waiting for just a few little pieces to finish his part. The trouble is the sink doesn’t drain correctly. The are indentations in the bottoms of both sides and water puddles in them:
Andy saw Joe, the contractor, at the gas station the other morning and told him about the problem, but Joe won’t go up again until the building inspector makes his final visit. Joe asked for the inspection last Friday, and as we understand it someone is supposed to come up within two days. But so far no luck. Presumably it will happen eventually.
We don’t know what will happen about the sink. It would be a major and expensive nuisance if they can’t fix it and they have to replace it. Only time will tell. It doesn’t pay to be in a rush.
As usual, life seldom goes perfectly.
What about you? Has your life been smooth or bumpy lately?