For those of you who are checking in on my blog, yes… I am still alive and well. I did not post last week because I had no current job going to post about. For three days, I worked at home, mostly sorting through piles to file and moving some things into my daughter’s vacant bedroom, that is to be my new office space. Sarah, (my daughter), still has some misc. clothing, books, and boxes left in there, so it’s basically a junk room at the moment. Two days last week, I went on consultations. One day was spent on the North Shore of Boston, visiting the commercial job that will commence sometime late September/early October. Marc and I met with 2 of the supervisors to go over some more details. We are very excited about the work we will be doing here and I will be posting more about that later, as the time gets closer to begin that job.
The second consultation I did was also with Marc. We drove to Bourne, which is the beginning of the Cape for those of you who are unfamiliar with the state of Massachusetts. It’s about 1 1/2 hours from my house. The clients live in California right now and will be moving here in June of 2008. This is a new house, currently under construction. The walls in most rooms have been painted, but the trim and floors are not installed. It’s a big house with a nice ocean view. They are installing an elevator, so that gives you a clue as to the size of this house. There is also a small apartment as part of this house in a wing that is over the garage. The husband’s mother will reside there. We had the pleasure of meeting her, since she currently lives just down the road. She’s a young widow, very active…so the elevator certainly is not for her! I am now in negotiation with the clients over the price and what rooms will be done this first round. I want to try to get the bulk of the work done now, in August because I don’t want to run into the commercial job in September. Also, I don’t want to return to the Cape in the Winter to have to complete more work. That would be a miserable drive in the Winter. I’d rather go back there in the Spring to do additional work. I should know by tomorrow, what is happening there. I am also sitting on the fence as to whether I should commute daily for 8-10 days or if I should impose on a friend of mine who has a 2nd home nearby. My friend always extends the offer to stay with her when I work in that area, or to just use the house if she is not there. I think she will be there, on vacation…. so I really hate to impose if that’s the case. I’ll give her a call as soon as I know how much time I need to spend on the Cape. Maybe I can split my time between driving home and staying a night or two at her house. Anyway, Marc and I and a guest of Marc’s who is here visiting from France, had a fun day driving around that part of the Cape, having lunch and doing a little shopping. Too bad every work day can’t be that laid back!
I left my camera in Marc’s car, so cannot post the before pics of this new house. 🙁