Some of you may know that in January or so Mike got a call from a guy who was an American working in Iraq. He had been there 3 years, was getting ready to come back stateside and had bought a vacation house online (sight unseen) in Star Valley Ranches ten miles south of us. The house was finished on the outside but completely unfinished on the inside and he wanted someone to finish it before he got here in May. He got Mike's name from our mortgage broker.
So this was a great winter job for Mike and a pretty big job for him to do by himself, but all in all it was perfect. Last week was the deadline. The Guy was coming to town on Friday and going to lay eyes on his finished house for the first time. This was pretty stressful, especially to pick out all finishes and colors by ourselves. And truthfully Mike could use another 2 weeks. When I was in Albuquerque I could tell Mike was stressing out pretty bad so when I returned last Wed, Thurs, and Fri, I put all else aside and we both cranked on the house.
We got it reasonably done and cleaned about 1/2 hour before Lee showed up with the moving van. Lee was thrilled. Mike still has finish up work, which unfortuately includes gyp.boarding the garage, which will be difficult to do around all the stuff. But did I mention Lee was thrilled?