Here’s What $1300 Looks Like

Saturday we placed a lumber order at the preferred lumber yard in our region: Wilson’s.

I hope this is enough lumber for all the interior door, window, and baseboard trim plus a wall of bookshelves.
I hope this is enough lumber to trim all the interior doors, windows, and baseboards plus a wall of bookshelves.

First of all their delivery charge is $7. We placed the order in person on Saturday and received it the following Tuesday.

Charlie has a pile of old pallets just in case we need them.
Charlie has a pile of old pallets just in case we need them.

Charlie laid pallets down at the back of the driveway.

The long-bed truck backed down our dead-end street.
The long-bed truck backed down our dead-end street.

The driver offloaded his forklift then picked up our order in one load.

The loaded forklift rolled down the road and into our driveway.
The loaded forklift rolled down the road and into our driveway.

He rode down the driveway with a 16-foot wide load of plywood and primed trim.

The plywood (which we'll need first) is on the bottom of the pile.
The plywood (which we’ll need first) is on the bottom of the pile.

The lumber was gingerly placed onto the pallets.

Does that look like $1300 to you?
Does that look like $1300 to you?

We plan cover this lumber with plastic to keep it dry until we use it since sixteen-foot long boards are difficult to store in the house.

Gratuitous picture of our driveway and west side yard on recycle day.
Gratuitous picture of our driveway and west side yard on recycle day.

We also ordered 5 doors which are not on this delivery list since they come from an independent supplier and must be priced before payment and delivery. We’ve been told the doors will come boxed. Actually I hope we’re ready for them when they get here.

What are you ready to do?

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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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