March 21, 2008
I just wrote a post for the second time, and lost it because I hit a sensitive button. So my energy has changed. I was up and ready and excited―had a lot written―and its gone. So I'll try again. I just want to update and follow up with you all about what's going on here.
I did a few walk-throughs and made a list of things that weren't done correctly, and tried to acquire a warranty to ensure that the contractor would repair anything else that wasn't done correctly. My tub panel is still open. It was not built correctly with access to the motor panel, so the tiles were busted out of 1/2 of the panel to rebuild it. And we didn't have the correct valve trim for my shower valve, so that's on its way here for installation.
I have to impress onto home builders and renovators to get a signed agreement of the specific work that will be done to your home from your contractor, as well as warranty coverage upon its completion.
Do not wait until it is done to secure the warranty; make sure you see a copy of it before you sign the initial contract. And I also advise you to get a lawyer to review all documents before you sign them.
So far, I've moved my things into the house―ave been cleaning and organizing. I'll probably furnish my guest bedroom, office, and family room within the next few months. I plan to use my front rooms as a gallery space. (I will have a physical gallery to display my work for my business, Currents of Clay, as well as an online gallery.) I plan to begin working on repairing my studio and lot soon.
I'll talk about that more in the next post. Right now I need to get some work done. I have a magnificent studio on my side porch―I love it! I have a beautiful view of the river, space to work, and sunshine. I'll be exhibiting at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this year so, I gotta lot to do! Talk to ya lata :)
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Thanks Rashida for the update. Sounds like you are enjoying the new porch!
I look forward to your Blogs. As you already know,as a home owner, the up keep is never finished. Enjoy your home.
Glad you are getting settled in and hope you get a the things taken care of that need it. Love that bathroom sink you made. Are you going to make more of is that the only one.
i am a Holy Cross resident, and your house is outstanding. I had the pleasure of meeting you in the early part of 2006, at a meeting. I am proud to say that our community, has returned. I was the first one back in Nov. 2005, and it was horrific. I am proud to say I love my NEW ORLEANS