Weekly Update #84&85, 20, 27 May 2022

Author: Jason Bush

May 20th to 27th, 2022,

Memorial Day Weekend 2022….

A day of remembrance.

A day of reflection of cherished times with loved ones passed.

A day that develops more & more importance and significance, as we ourselves grow older and realize life is not easy, relationships can be fragile, history must be remembered, and freedom is not truly free.

Started & solidified just after the American Civil War, it was not until 1971 that congress passed the act known as the “Uniform Monday Holiday Act.” In fact, it was originally known as “Decoration Day,” in honor of our fallen warriors. Below are a few inspirational quotes;

“Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay….”

                                                             Barack Hussein Obama.

America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.”

                                                              Claudia Pemberton

“The patriots’ blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.”

                                                             Thomas Campbell

“Yours has the suffering been, the memory shall be ours”

                                                              Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nolan Booher, owner of Bridgewater Construction, and his crew have completed the closet organizers, typical rods & shelves, and pantry shelving. It worked out fairly well with the painter’s also there, off and on the past week or so, to touch things up. They have painted and re-installed all the interior doors, caulked and painted all the trim & baseboards, and have left the place looking very nice!

We were on schedule with McKenzie Stone & Tile for an appointment to do the template take-off for the bathroom counters, assuming that the counters were going in the third week in May. We missed the cabinet install due to the availability of the stain and other essential cabinet materials; however, Narelle, owner of McKenzie Stone & Tile, and Glenn Hastings, our cabinet guy have been in discussions and have evidently worked out a schedule to get us moving forward again next week. Hopefully, we can get back on a rough schedule, so that we can have the kitchen appliances delivered and prepared for installation.

Lane Marble did indeed get back to install the transition strip between the roll-in shower and main bathroom floor. The flooring and shower look amazing.

Ruben, with Bam Construction has set up the concrete forms for the back patios but his excavator needed some work, so was in the shop last week. He was concerned with our schedule, but I indicated, we have plenty of time now to complete the last of the flatwork. I anticipate it being poured in the next week or so.

Brothers Plumbing and Superior Electric have set aside some time over the next couple of weeks to start their finish work. They are both extremely busy, and will be sending guys by periodically on a somewhat sporadic schedule. Once we get water service to the new home interconnected, I think Harvey & Price will be able to finish their work and tie the automatic fire suppression system into the water supply system.

Ambassador Fireplaces are still on our schedule to install the gas fireplace in the master bedroom. They should be out there this next Wednesday, so I will try to swing by and discuss the install with them. The woodstove will be re-located from the old house to the new one, and Doc, is working on that design himself. Jim, owner of The Stove Doctor, is scheduled to help Doc and I with the actual stove installation. We will need to have Lane County inspect the fireplaces and NFPA 13D fire suppression system, prior to the other final inspections in order to have smooth transitions as we start thinking about moving the family into their new home this summer.

Jerry Luke, Creswell’s Code Enforcement Officer, is working on organizing all the emails, documents, and other correspondence that was haphazardly collected over the past two years. I struggled to keep up on the organization of the materials into appropriate categories of project management other than rough ideas at the time. Jerry has done a remarkable job of compiling the information, rough notes, thoughts and ideas. We hope to capture all the organizations, companies, and individuals who have taken part in this endeavor. I have been hoping to get Dana, Jerry, myself, and the Southmayds together to roughly plan out our unveiling event scheduled for August 12th & 13th.

I do know that Dana has been very busy with the recent 4th annual Autzen Derby that was held this past month. I think it would help for Dana to get to see the project site, meet the Southmayds, and envision what we may be up against, so I look forward to hearing from her soon.

I do have a couple leads on some folks that may be able to help with the construction of a small waterfowl pond, the spreading of the soils needed to prepare the building site for final grades & use, and also a demolition company that may be in a position to demolish and haul off the old house if we need to expedite its removal.

Thank you all,

Jason Bush, CBO

Building Official

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