I’m Happy I Wasn’t Home

Even with all the snow we’ve had this past week and the call from the drywall provider that the delivery would be late, the drywall was delivered today.

Boy, am I glad we decided not to pick up the drywall ourselves.
Boy, am I glad we decided not to pick up the drywall ourselves.

Charlie told me a complicated story of how the truck was stuck on the ice,

This big truck was stuck on the ice.
This big truck was stuck on the ice.

How the delivery team can’t use the boom too close to electric lines (must be at least 12 feet away?),

The boom is the large red piece that is used to off lead the drywall in one large load.
The boom is the large red piece that is used to off load the drywall in one large load.

How the company called to tack on extra charges when the crew decided to handtruck the drywall (their decision since the boom ultimately was usable),

The entire load is for us:  it must go from the flatbed into the house.
The entire load is for us: it must go from the flatbed into the house.

And how relieved everyone was when the order was delivered

The drywall was trucked into the house on this nifty cart.
The drywall was trucked into the house on this nifty cart.

and stacked in the conservatory.

The conservatory is filled with drywall.
The conservatory is filled with drywall.
Greenboard and Hardie backer
Greenboard and Hardie backer

Next chore: put drywall on the ceiling of the conservatory and master suite.

Do you dread big deliveries to your house? Does something always get dinged or broken?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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