Somehow we made it and we’re actually moving in tomorrow! Not everything is done 100%, but enough that we passed inspections, so that’s all that matters right now. Just a quick post to share the news, then it’s to bed early to be ready for a whole lotta moving tomorrow and Wednesday. Then Leah and Matt come to visit to watch a couple of stages of the US Pro Challenge bike race. So we’ll have a very busy and eventful week!
The last move in date we discussed with the builder was Aug. 19th. However, we’ve still been experiencing some glitches, so we’re not overly confident that we’ll make that date.
The biggest issue continues to be with the stone and stucco. The stone has been very slow going with one guy doing most of the work. Then when they finally started putting on the stucco color coat – it was the wrong color! We were anticipating a light tan, but we ended up with yellow! The small square is the sample board that the stucco company made for us months ago.
Luckily the stucco manufacturer and stucco contractor agreed with us that the color was way off, so they agreed to have the color remixed. Unfortunately it took a day and a half to custom mix the color and then the main stucco applicator had a family emergency, so we’re running way behind again. This is a big problem because a lot of exterior tasks can’t be done until stone and stucco is complete.
Here is the new stucco color. It still ended up a little more golden or clay (depending on the light) than taupey, but it’s not bright yellow as it was before and we think it pulls all the colors together nicely.
At least inside we’ve had lots going on … light fixtures, sinks, cabinet doors/drawers/hardware, mirrors, backsplash tile, and appliances.
Almost every contractor has to come back to finish up a couple of things, so there’s always a lot going on. The trim carpenter is finally putting up the living room beams and the stair iron balusters, which is very exciting to see.
Now if we can keep the afternoon storms away so all the exterior work can be completed. We almost got the driveway pour finished before a big storm last week.
Good thing I invested in some good mud boots!
Hopefully our next post will have good news on our move in date!
Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a month since I posted pictures of the house! It’s nice to look back and see all that has changed. It seems that construction is taking a long time. I guess that happens when you go almost every afternoon to see what’s new. It’s like watching another child grow up – you don’t notice the big changes from day to day!
Finally we can say that all the rough ins are complete. Although, believe it or not, some framing was done even yesterday. As each new contractor starts we tend to find a little something missing from the one before.
Here is the work that was done in the past month. You can click on each image to enlarge it.
Rough plumbing and electrical done:
Once HVAC was roughed in as well, it was time for insulation:
Meanwhile things were happening outside too:
Clearly we have had a lot of progress. This week they are working on drywall. It’s really starting to feel like a house now that we can’t see through the inside walls anymore! After drywall, they will start with some of the finish details. Can’t believe it!