Friday, September 7, 2007

Between the end of June and mid-July, each of the trades came in to work on our punch list. With just about everything done, we officially moved in on July 21st!

Over the past several weeks we've been working with Daniel Mendoza and his landscaping crew to finish the fences and landscaping, including hard scape, trees, sod, and plants. Now both the front and back yards are done. Here is a picture of the final product!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

The right side fence is almost complete now and Daniel Mendoza's landscapers are starting to put in the posts on the left side.

SolarCity came and patched a hole they put in the wall next to the inverter where they installed it.

Nelson Cleaners came back in the afternoon to do some more cleaning in areas they had missed.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

We met with Brad this afternoon and spent about 1-1/2 hours going through our punch list with him. Over the next couple of weeks, he's going to schedule each of the trades to come in and finish up their items on the list.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Daniel Mendoza's landscapers were busy working on the left and right side fences today. They started to dig the holes for each of the fence posts.

City workers from the utility department arrived later in the afternoon to hook up the power line to the house and install the electricity meter. But first, I had to call Brad and ask him to remove the temporary power to the house. He showed up right away, removed the wires, and a few minutes later we had full power!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

On Friday, Daniel Mendoza's landscapers started removing the remaining parts of the old fence. They also started clearing out the area to prepare for installing the new fence.

We spent Friday and the weekend going through the house and making our final punch list for Brad. You could say we're anal -- there are about 300 items on the list (most of them are just minor paint touch-ups)!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

This morning Daniel Mendoza called to tell us he was planting the tree that our neighbor had selected. We're replacing a tree which we removed about a year ago when we started digging the basement. The very large tree was on our neighbor's property but the roots were growing right where one of our light wells was going to be. At the time we promised to replace his tree with a new one of his choosing.

When we arrived at the job site, Daniel's crew was finishing up.

They will be back tomorrow to start working on the fence.

Also early this morning, Nelson Cleaning Service came back to finish cleaning the house. They spent the whole day working on everything including the walls, floors, windows, doors, tiles, and cabinets.

Later in the morning, we had our last meeting with Brad and gave him our final payment. While we're looking forward to moving into our new house, the meeting was bittersweet. This project was a large part of our lives for the past year. It was both a challenging and an exciting experience, but now it's come to an end.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Brad had to wait several hours for the inspectors to show up, but eventually they did, and.... [drum roll].... WE PASSED THE FINAL INSPECTION! Unfortunately, we couldn't be there when it happened, but Brad called us afterwards to give us the great news! The city will come out in seven to ten days to hook up our power so Brad's going to call and have our temporary power pole removed on Monday.

Brad also told us that tomorrow, the cleaners will be back to continue where they left off. And tomorrow, Daniel Mendoza will start on the fence.

Earlier in the morning, we had met Alberto at the job site. He thought it would only take a couple of hours to finish touching up, cleaning, and sealing the granite counter tops, but by the mid afternoon he still had not finished, so I had to return in the evening to lock up.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

We saw Brad at the job site this morning and he told us the final re-inspection will be tomorrow morning. I think we'll pass this time because everything on the list from the first final inspection will be completed by tomorrow.

I met with Alberto (Lucia sent him to touch up and seal the granite) at the job site later in the morning, and he said he would look over the project today and come back tomorrow to do the work. We went through the house and discussed each of the rooms. I also asked him, when he comes back tomorrow, to give me an estimate for sealing all of the tile in and around the house.

In the afternoon, I met Ekrem at the job site. He had to torque down the bolts in the electrical panels. I also mentioned the fireplace outlet and he hooked it up. I need to ask Brad to get West Coast Insulation back to finish installing the fireplace.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Louis and another painter from Tercero Painting were doing touch up work today. By the end of the day it looked like they had finished almost everything.

We spent some time going over the cabinets and tiles/granite, filling out a punch list for Dana and Ernie/Lucia, respectively.

Later in the afternoon we called Lucia and arranged for her to send one of her workers, Alberto, out to the job site tomorrow morning around 10 AM. He will focus on caulking and sealing the granite.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Phil and his crew of three painters worked on the house all day. They had to touch up all of the windows because they had missed a part that's exposed when the windows are open. They also touched up the baseboards and crown moldings. And they painted the front door and sprayed a coat on clear varnish on the double doors leading to the family room.

Phil said one of his painters will return on Monday to finish up.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Early this morning, Bonanza Heating & Air Conditioning arrived to fix a gutter downspout and tied down the A/C condenser pad.

I went with our neighbors to Boething Tree Farm and looked for a tree to plant between our houses. They selected a Ginkgo Biloba tree in a 36" box, so I called Daniel Mendoza to let him know. Daniel told us to tag the tree; he'll pick it up on Monday.

The plumbers from SCM Plumbing came and moved the cutoff valve closer to the range.

They also secured the gas line to the attic furnace.

Ekrem and Dave from CBE Electric Co. finished putting while-in-use covers on all the exterior outlets.

They also pounded a 10 foot long grounding rod into the ground, about three feet from the edge of the basement, near the main panel and connected it the to grounding bar in the panel.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

When I arrived at the job site this morning, Brad was just finishing up with the city inspector. The inspector asked for about eight or nine items to be fixed, including:
  • the gas shutoff valve for the range must be within three feet of the range
  • torque down all of the bolts in the electrical panels
  • add while-in-use covers on all the exterior receptacles
  • secure the A/C condenser pad to the ground
  • some outlets were not working (they were probably turned off at the breakers because we only have temporary power)
  • add insulation to the attic access panel
  • add vacuum breakers on the handheld showers
Overall, the inspector said Brad did a great job, especially since this project has a basement, but he'll have to address these items and then call for another inspection. Hopefully that will happen early next week.

Ekrem showed up right after the inspector left and started to work on some of the items that needed to be corrected. I also told him about the light switches in bath #2 that didn't work, and he fixed them.

Later in the morning, Dana came to install the closet rods in the master closet.

He also started to install the flip-up cover above the vent hood in the kitchen, but he was very embarrassed to find that somehow he had miscalculated and ordered a panel that was about 3/4" too short! He'll need to order a new panel which will take a few weeks.

And finally, Tony came to the job site to stain the oak threshold at the front door. He's going to try and match the color of the walnut floors.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Brad called early this morning to say the cleaners had showed up to start working on the house. This was somewhat unexpected for us because we are in the middle of creating our punch list, and there's blue tape all over the walls. We told him to have them concentrate on cleaning the doors, windows, cabinets, and floors. They'll have to wait until Phil is done with paint touch-up before cleaning the walls.

When I arrived at the job site, the garage was all cleaned up and they were working on the kitchen and master bathroom. Brad came by a little later and I talked to him briefly. He needs to have the paperwork from SolarCity showing they passed their inspection because he scheduled his final inspection for TOMORROW!

National Construction Rental showed up around 11 AM and removed all of the construction fencing in about 15 minutes. Here's what the house looks like now.

And here are two pictures of the cleaned kitchen.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

When I arrived at the job site, Josh, from SolarCity, was there waiting for the city inspector to show up. The inspector had wanted him to check the torque on the bolts holding the panels to the brackets. He had also wanted a sign on the inverter indicating where the DC disconnect switch is located.

Brad showed up later. He called National Construction Rental and scheduled them to remove the construction fencing tomorrow. It will be nice to see the house without the chain-link fence.

I spent the afternoon, moving stuff we wanted to save, from the garage to the storage room in the basement. Also, Argonaut Window & Door delivered our window screens sometime today -- they were all stacked in the back patio. So I moved all of them to the storage room too. Whew -- that was tiring!

Later in the evening I received an email from Josh describing how to turn on and off the solar power system. I suppose that means he passed the inspection.

Monday, June 11, 2007

We met with Brad today and walked though the house to discuss the punch list items. He asked us to write it up in a list to give to Phil, so we'll work on that this week.

Brad told us that he got the fire sprinkler installation approved by the fire marshal last week. He just needs the SolarCity approval and then he can go for final.

He called National Construction Rentals and asked them to remove our construction fencing. They'll be coming out on Wednesday to take it down. Yeah!

He also said he would call Edgar and have him come out to clean our our garage and remove the last of the construction debris.

After Brad left, a couple of plumbers from SCM Plumbing, Gabino and Antonio, came by to check on some things. First they verified that the sewer ejector pump and alarm are working properly. We filled up the sewer tub until the pump turned on and emptied it. Gabino then showed me what to do in case the alarm goes off (indicating the water level has risen above the float for the pump).

While we were in the utility room talking about the pump, he suggested that I install an expansion tank on the water heater. Since water expands as it heats up, it needs a place to go. But because of back flow valves, the water can't push back into the main supply. Expansion tanks are installed in the cold water line between the valve and the water heater to give the water somewhere to go.

Next the plumbers fixed the sump pump in the lower courtyard. The pump was pumping, but the water wasn't going anywhere. They disconnected the pump from the pipe and that cleared out whatever was causing the problem.

While working on the pump, Gabino noticed a problem with the bubbler box. He explained to me that the pipes from the sump pumps are at a lower level than the through-curb pipes leading out of the bubbler box (he said they should be higher). When the pumps are operating, the bubbler box fills up with water, but before it can overflow out to the gutter, the water starts to flow back into the pipes leading back to the pumps. Additionally, because the rocks they used in the bubbler box are smaller than the diameter of the pipes, they can flow back into the pipes and clog them up. I'll have to show Brad tomorrow if I see him.

Towards the end of the day, I checked on the inverter and electricity meter. When the panels were first powered on, the meter read 4558 kWh. Today, four days later, it read 4518. So right now we're generating about 10 kWh (net) each day. Woo Hoo!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

We decided that I should try and take care of the easy punch list items. That way we can let Phil focus on the more difficult ones. So yesterday and today I worked on patching and painting walls -- I did the bedrooms upstairs and the some of the rooms in the basement. I will take care of all the walls with flat paint and leave the trim, ceilings, and glossy surfaces to Phil.

Friday, June 8, 2007

We saw Josh, from SolarCity, at the job site today waiting for the city inspector to show up and complete the final inspection of the solar panels. Brad called us later in the afternoon to say that the installation failed the inspection and that SolarCity will have to make some repairs. This will delay Brad's final building inspection because he needs to have the solar installation signed off first.

Today we started creating our punch list by "blue taping" anything that needs to be touched up or fixed. We started on the second floor with the bedrooms. Mostly we found small spots that need a little paint, but there are also some nicks and dings that need to be repaired. This is going to be a long process because (1) we are very picky and (2) it is a large house! (Brad is probably shaking his head as he's reading this :-)

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Josh from SolarCity called this morning to yet me know they scheduled a utility inspection for today. He said the final inspection for the solar panels will be on Friday.

When I got to the job site, Josh was just finishing up with the utility inspector. He then powered up the system to show me how it works and we started generating electricity -- the meter on the temporary power pole started to spin backwards!

About three hours later, here's what the inverted read: the system is currently generating 2.184 kW of power, and in the three hours, we generated 6 kWh of electricity!

Both Troy and Rob were there today. They installed the ball catches on some of the doors without latches. They also installed the fiberglass front door and hardware.

The door still needs to be painted (Kelly-Moore: Carbon Black). This is just the primer color.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

This morning, the HVAC contractors from Bonanza Heating and Air Conditioning put in all the registers and covered the return vents. Here's a picture of the register in the master bedroom ceiling.

And here is the register in the floor of the breakfast nook.

Ekrem was also there. He started to hook up the sump pump in the back yard, but he had a question for Brad about the battery backup. I think that's why it's not completed yet.

He also fixed the lower courtyard lights (after he had put in the light fixtures a few days ago, the lights could not be turned off -- none of the switches seemed to be connected to them). He also fixed some 3-way light switches in the basement.

Troy trimmed down all the doors in the carpeted areas. The doors were rubbing on the bottom due to the thickness of the carpet and pad. And Rob continued installing hardware for the pocket doors.

Later in the afternoon, a truck from Sunnyvale Lumber delivered our fiberglass front door and hardware. At first I thought they had made a mistake and sent us the wrong door because the door looked like it was wooden. But after freaking out Brad, I realized that it was indeed the correct door. Our door has a wooden core with a laminated fiberglass exterior.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

I stopped by Murray Engineers this morning and William told me the soils letter still needed to be reviewed. I left him my number and asked him to call me when it was ready. Well, two minutes after I had left, he called and said he made a mistake -- the letter was ready. I told him to have someone drop it off at the job site before noon. By the time I made it to the job site, the letter had already been delivered to Brad.

Phil had a large crew working there this morning. They were busy caulking, cutting, touching up, and painting. Troy didn't show up, but Rob was there. He was installing some of the locks for the pocket doors.

I did some more work on the home automation system today.

Monday, June 4, 2007

I saw Brad at the job site this morning. He has a public works inspection scheduled for tomorrow, but he needs the final letter from Murray Engineers indicating that the project complied with their report and recommendations. Hopefully they can get that letter to him in time.

I spent some time working on the home automation system -- mounting components and wiring them together. For more details see my new blog:

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Tony and his crew from The Wood Floor Company were at the job site finishing up their last coat on the floors this morning. Here's a picture of Tony screening the floor.

They also installed reducer strips wherever there is an uneven transition or threshold in the flooring.

And they carefully masked off the carpets on the stairs.

Later in the afternoon we returned to the job site and hung up the house address. That's one of the requirements for the final inspection.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Liam was back today to finish installing the inverter and AC disconnect switch for the solar panels.

Everything is hooked up now and ready to go. I think they just need an inspection and then we can power it up.

The carpet installers finished up the basement. Here are pictures of the basement playroom and the upstairs hallway.

Dave, one of the electricians from CBE Electric came and finished installing light fixtures. He put in the stairway lights for the lower courtyard, and he installed the front entry light and the three pendant lights above the kitchen island.

Fred and Eddie, from Details, were back to finish installing the kitchen range. There was an issue with the location of the electrical outlet for the range -- it was preventing the range from being pushed all the way back against the wall -- causing there to be a 2" gap behind the range! I told them to work with the electrician and come up with a way to fix the problem. In the end, I think they removed the plug and hard-wired the oven.

They also finished installing the washer and dryer in the laundry room.

In the evening, around 6 PM, I returned to the job site to make sure the house had been secured. Well, it turned out that aside from the front door and garage doors, all the other doors in the house were either open or unlocked! Sheesh!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Now that Brad is back, the job site started buzzing with activity again.

Details the installers for Standards of Excellence arrived this morning with all of our appliances. They started the installation with the 600 lb SubZero refrigerator.

By the end of the afternoon, they had installed the drink refrigerator, dishwasher, range hood, convection oven, microwave, and warming drawer.

Tomorrow they'll be back to install the range, washing machine and dryer.

Floors To Go was also there this morning. They began their carpet installation by nailing down the tack strips and laying out the carpet backing throughout the house.

Then they used the driveway to cut pieces of carpet to size and lugged them into each of the rooms.

They installed most of the upstairs carpets by the mid-afternoon. They'll also be back tomorrow to finish their work.

SolarCity arrived later in the afternoon to install the last parts of the photovoltaic system: the inverter and the AC and DC disconnect switches. Here's a picture of Liam (left) and Thomas working on the DC disconnect switch.

Once the inverter is hooked up and powered on, we'll be generating electricity!

Brad said the hardwood flooring contractors will come out on Saturday to finish buffing and sealing the floors. He wants to let it set for two days. Then Phil and his painters will come on Tuesday to do some touch-up work. And Troy will also come to finish some odds and ends. Brad wants to have the final inspection sometime next week after he gets public works and the fire marshal to sign off on the project.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Brad was back on the job this morning, having returned from his vacation a couple of days ago. He gave me the run down for the next week:
  • carpets will be installed on Thursday and Friday
  • appliances will be installed on Thursday
  • floors will be buffed and finished early next week, probably Monday
Other than the punch-list we'll be giving him, he wants to be completely done by the end of next week!

On that note, he wants us to get Mendoza Landscaping started on the side-yard fences so that all of the temporary fencing can be removed -- one of the requirements prior to the final inspection.

While I was at the job site talking with Brad, I helped him install all the hand cranks on the Andersen Windows.

When I returned home, I called CB Showers, to pay an invoice and mentioned the problem with the master shower door. They said they'll go out to fix it, so I told them to call Brad and schedule a time.

I also called SolarCity. They'll come out on Friday morning to install the inverter and the DC cut-off switch.

Later in the afternoon, I returned to the job site and installed the first piece of our home automation system -- the Elk M1G controller.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

When I arrived at the job site around noon today, I was surprised to see the asphalt had been repaved, and all the barricades had been removed.

I didn't have much time, so all I did was work on fixing door hinges that were installed poorly. I counted about 36 doors on the plans. It's going to take me a while to check and (if necessary) fix them all....

Friday, May 25, 2007

We met with Daniel Mendoza at the job site this morning to go over his quote and discuss a few of the details. We'll let him know early next week, just how much of it we would like him to do. Most likely, we'll have him complete all of the irrigation, trenching, and hardscape (front and back) and just the plants in the front yard. We'll probably put off doing any of the planting in the back yard.

I was able to finish vacuuming and wiping down the master bathroom this afternoon, so now I'm all done with my cleaning.

I also worked on a bunch of other stuff:
  • bath #1: I cleaned the tub.
  • bath #2: I fixed the door which wouldn't lock, and I added a missing screw to the strike plate.
  • bath #3: I cleaned the tub.
  • bedroom #2: I added a missing lock pin, and fixed its handle which was sticking.
  • craftroom: I started to fix six of the screws in the hinges which were stripped and couldn't be tightened.
Here are some random pictures since I haven't posted any in a few days.

The painted garage door, same as the body color with white trim.

The kitchen cabinet knobs and pulls. These are the Alno hardware that cost about $7 each! Pardon the sawdust; I'm not cleaning the kitchen (or any other part of the first floor) until the hardwood floor installers finish their last coat.

Bath #2 knobs and pull. These are the sub $2 Lowes specials!

Other things going on (or not)....

Bonanza Heating and Air Conditioning installed only one of the two air conditioners last week. I don't know when they'll be back to install the other one.

Carlos, with Alpine Construction, never came back to patch the asphalt. I don't remember if Brad wanted me to call him -- oh well, Brad can take care of that next week, since he gets back this weekend. :-)

I don't know what happened to SolarCity. I called Sebastian last Thursday and he said he would get us scheduled to install the inverter. But I haven't heard a peep from them....

Details / Standards of Excellence called me today to ask when they should come out and install the appliances. I told them to call Brad next week.

Notes to myself (and Brad):

I want to make sure the two outlets above the vanity in bath #2 are GFI protected. I noticed that neither one is a GFI outlet, but maybe there's GFI outlet in the circuit upstream from them?

CB Showers needs to come back and adjust the shower door in the master bathroom. It's bumping into the glass partition.

Two of the master bathroom vanity lights are loose. It looks like the screws were too long, so the electrician just cut them shorter. Unfortunately that ruined the threads, and now the nut won't catch on them and can't be tightened. Also it looks like they used a pair of pliers to try and tighten the (decorative) nuts so now they're all scratched up....

Thursday, May 24, 2007

I finished cleaning most of the second floor today. The only room left is the master bathroom. Hopefully I'll get to that tomorrow.

Dana came to the job site at about 10:30 this morning, and we gave him all the cabinet hardware to install. In the afternoon, when he finished, he said to me, "I didn't think I'd be here until 4 PM!" It took him a little more than five hours to install the 130+ knobs and pulls, or only about 2-1/2 minutes per handle -- not bad!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Today I finished wiping down all the counter tops in the basement. There was a thick layer of dust covering everything. I also started vacuuming the second floor bathrooms and bedrooms.

I installed another pair of speakers in the master bathroom and a couple more hinge door stops, and I fixed the manual lock for the garage door (the old one was broken off -- it looked like someone had opened the garage door while it was bolted closed).

Dana called and said he could start installing the cabinet hardware -- drawer pulls and cabinet door knobs -- tomorrow morning. It was perfect timing because we received the Alno hardware for the kitchen today (along with the Alno towel bars for the master bathroom). We had already purchased all the other hardware from Lowes.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

This morning I looked around in Brad's temporary "office" and found the keys to the interior Emtek door locks, so I was able to get into the study without having to break down the door!

I finished vacuuming the basement and installed some speakers in the patio and the master bedroom. I also went to Home Depot and picked up a bunch of light bulbs for the various light fixtures. In all but the master bathroom, I'm using compact fluorescent bulbs. That's 18 light bulbs!

The asphalt in the street still hasn't been filled yet. I don't know if Carlos has forgotten to do it, or if it's scheduled for later this week.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Someone (probably Alpine Construction) had come by earlier in the morning and removed most of the barricades blocking the new sidewalk. They left just the ones on the street where the asphalt hasn't been replaced yet.

The landscapers showed up briefly this morning and compacted the driveway again.

I continued to clean up the basement. I finished most of it, but unfortunately, the door to the study is locked, and the keys Brad gave me, do not fit the lock. So I checked the other locks in the house, and it turns out the keys he gave me are for the exterior Emtek door locks. The interior door locks are supposed to be keyed differently; I think Brad forgot to give me those keys.

Just before I left today, I decided to try again, to empty the water from the whirlpool tub. It turns out the Mountain Plumbing waste overflow and drain works fine. The plumber had put duct tape over the drain, and that was preventing me from emptying the water!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

This morning the painters painted the columns, front door casing, and garage door.

Here's a picture of the laundry room. Yesterday, I removed all the protective paper on the floor and the plastic covering the counter top (I hope Brad doesn't mind :-); I really wanted to see what the room will look like in its finished form). I also wiped down all of the cabinets and cleaned the floor.

I did the same to the guest bathroom and powder room today.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Yesterday the painter finished the back patio ceiling, but as far as I know, no one was working at the job site today.

Just me. I started cleaning the basement -- dusting, wiping, vacuuming. I finished about 500 sq feet of the basement and still have about 1700 sq feet to go. Then I want to do the 2nd floor, and I want to be done before the carpet is installed. I won't touch the first floor because the hardwood floor installers still have to apply another coat of finish, and I suspect they'll be creating more dust.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Here's a picture of the whirlpool tub in the master bathroom. The plumbers finished installing it yesterday and they filled it with water to check for leaks. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to let the water out. They installed the Mountain Plumbing waste overflow kit, but I don't think it's working properly... ?

CB Showers installed the large mirror above the double sink vanity in bath #2 this morning.

German, the painter, started working on the back patio. He masked off the patio ceiling and started painting it white.

The city inspector came out and gave us a green, "everything is okay" tag for the main electrical panel. He said the electrician should have put a round glass or metal cover where the meter is supposed to go (instead of the paper that's on there right now). With the temporary power to the house, there are live 220V wires right behind the paper cover. Brad happened to stop by (he doesn't leave until later this afternoon), and I told him about that so he called the electrician.

This morning, I called Sebastian from SolarCity and told him that he could install the inverter now. I also installed some speaker brackets in the lower courtyard.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Here's a picture of the driveway and walkway that were completed yesterday afternoon.

Brad's on vacation starting tomorrow, so today he gave us the run down for the next few days. Carlos, from Alpine Construction, should patch the asphalt by Monday, and Brad wants us to make sure all the barricades are removed by then. He told us the only sub-contractors he has scheduled are the painters. No one should be inside the house except for Dana. And Brad gave me the okay to call SolarCity to finish installing the inverter for the solar panels.

This morning the other Brian (aka Junior), from Bonanza Heating and Air Conditioning, installed one of the two AC units.

One of the painters, German, was there, masking off the garage door so that he could prime it.

Dave Bengel's crew also showed up to finish labeling and testing the structured wiring can.

I went to Home Depot and purchased some more hinge door stops. The previous ones I had bought, don't fit our hinges -- they're diameter is too small.

Back at the job site, I installed some miscellaneous window and door hardware, motion detectors, and some of the door stops.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

With the new concrete sidewalk in place, the landscapers were able to finish the driveway and walkway.

The plumbers from SCM Plumbing installed the whirlpool tub in the master bathroom and the faucet and toilet in the powder room. They also adjusted the alignment on some of the other faucets.

We went to Cornelia's and returned the other whirlpool tub spout (the one that was too short) and the hand shower (because we don't have enough room for it), and we picked up a replacement pull rod for one of the faucets in the master bathroom (it was missing from the package).

Later in the afternoon, I returned to the job site and installed the pull rod and some window hardware. I also installed one of the motion detectors.