Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hurry up and wait

I suppose it is typical of all home improvement projects – you schedule things and rush around. Hurry, hurry, hurry, then a glitch.

March 7 – Order Flexi-Tiles (see March 7 post “Inspiration from the Past and Present”)
March 11 – Our friend Tony and his cousin John cleared everything out of the triangle room
March 12 – Dave painted the triangle room lemon yellow (see March 13 post “Good Morning Sunshine”)
March 17 – Called Flexi-Tiles to check on our order. Learned that the tiles were not in stock and they might have a new shipment from Ireland by the end of the month. Panic!
March 17 – Found Kiwi Tile online and ordered 90 blue squares. Kiwi Tiles are manufactured in New Zealand. The American distributor is in Sonoma, California. They had plenty in stock. You can click on the blue links or the tile picture to learn more.
March 19 – Kiwi Tiles arrived. That was good service.

We tried out a row of tiles last night. They are easy to assemble.
Today, Robert is setting up our table saw on top of an old Singer 101 sewing machine cabinet. We have many angle cuts to do to fit the tiles in the triangle room.
I do hope these tiles go in fast. The passages to our rooms are getting narrower as they fill up with extra stuff. It’s a good thing we are skinny and can wind around obstacles. It will be wonderful to move furniture into the finished room.

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Blogger meggie said...

Good old Kiwi ingenuity! We don't muck about once we decide to get something rolling.
So glad you have got satisfaction. I must tell my brother, who still lives in Auckland.

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