The first trim pieces have been installed in the 2nd floor as of last night!! We are extremely happy with the way they look.
Our marking system proved very helpful, although it was still quite alot of wood for Steve to sift through yesterday.
One thing that made it easier was that for doors the code always starts with a "D" and for windows a "W". It's the simplest things sometimes.
Highlights from last night:
I was VERY tired yesterday afternoon at work. I was feeling really exhausted.
I got home, saw one of these windows and immediately felt rejuvenated enough to sand some more wood.
Our contractor Miro said that "only one in a million" would take the time to label the wood the way we have. That made me feel special.
I told him only people as crazy as we are would do such a thing. He laughed.
Miro figured out a way to add nice window stops that adds even more (appropriate) detail to the trim.
I found the rest of the den boards for the first floor and will have them all ready for Saturday. We may just be able to open that room up soon.
Steve told me that our Miro was pointing out some window sills darkened with age. Steve told him that we liked the age and imperfections in the wood. Miro laughed.
I hope we can find tenants that appreciate a good patina. That would be ideal now wouldn't it?