So, we are starting to get some finishing type items in - what I mean by that is the things that you actually will see or touch when the house is done.
The first thing to come in is the beams that will go in the living room and the mantle.
Here is where the problem lies. The company we bought them from power washes them and then fumigates them. Yesterday when they were delivered, it was pouring down rain in the city. Sunny where we were, but the beams got wet. Not a problem - water isn't killer, they just need to dry and not sit in water.
Background on these beams - they are over close to 100 years old and are from a couple of Mennonite Farms in Wisconsin. They are not sealed, so are very susceptible to staining. But they are gorgeous! A little over 16' long and 8" wide and 7" tall weighing in at over 250 lb each.
|Beams that are going in the living room ceiling tray.|
|This one is the mantle above the fireplace.|
When we went to the house last evening to check - we do every evening (I am there during the day also- yesterday I was there for 5 hours). The workers had a BLUE GATORADE sitting on one of my beams! OH MY GOODNESS - I freaked out. A stain like that would ruin them.
Then today, they had a blower leaning against my mantle.
We cannot wrap them in plastic because they need to dry, but the workers have absolutely no regard for the delicate nature of them.
They are too heavy to move and should be put up sometime this week. Lord help me if anyone stains my mantle.