A Small Piece of Bad News: Last week the Latvian factory making our new cuddly-warm double glazed windows burned down. With a fair few of our newly already made windows inside it. At this late stage, given we were hoping to be weather proof by the first or second week of November (and could therefore start moving furniture in and so on) this is less than ideal. Especially given that we're already on the tightest of tight turnarounds from the end of the build to the beginning of rental season, and still need to get the place properly marketed. We can obviously only start taking photos of the interior, once the interior is in fact all done. Which needs windows and furniture.
Relentless Optimism: But it's not totally disastrous however. We've been told that the big machines in the factory hopefully still work, despite general blackness and mega soot. They are switching them on this week, and will see if they do indeed still work. And if so - we've been told that our windows are the first on the line. If not - there is apparently a Plan B and a Plan C with alternative factories down the road who could take the job on instead.
Implications: We were supposed to get a delivery of all the flooring, the doors and the staircases along with the windows all in one go by the end of October. That lorry will still arrive with the flooring, doors and so on as planned. But another lorry will have to bring the windows out separately, hopefully around the 20th November. Which means that we will be weather proof by the end of that month. Cripes.