Yesterday, the inspector arrived and things can proceed. The huge bonus to this was that they could finally hook up our laundry sink and we can do laundry again. I have to climb over the grand canyon that is our basement floor but after a week without laundry, it is worth it. The timing and inability to do laundry for so long was certainly not in our schedule. Nor was our daughter getting the stomach flu, thus increasing the amount of gross laundry we had to do.
I've been unhappy with the basement progress so I figured I would get something done to make me feel better about things. Well, here's another project that didn't work out as planned. I have all of the new light switches for the main rooms and decided to install them. I have two problems now. The dining room switch will require some additional plaster patching and painting up to the switch. I guess the old plate covered more of the "hole" than the new one. I also now hate how the HVAC controls look on this wall. I believe I can move the humidification controls to the basement but I am not sure what to do with the thermostat.
The switches in the living room didn't fare so well either. The box behind the left switches was installed at a slight angle and not at the same height as the existing box. I am going to have to go back in and fix this or it is apt to drive me crazy. This also means more patching and painting. On the bright side, I love the new switches and they add a lot to the room.