When we left off, the house was "wrapped," but waiting for a roof, and the front and back doors had been delivered, but they had not yet been installed.
A week later, on September 13th, we had a roof!
There was only one catch: it was in our backyard.
We also found some insulation there too.
Under beautiful blue skies, we had a shingled roof, windows, and doors on our house.
We brought our friends, Jill and Ryan, and we showed them around. The office gave us a new estimation date for completion: December 2014. This cued panic in my mind, as I envisioned finals, Christmas prep, and holiday travel paired with a move. Can we please stick with January 2015?!
Ryan inspected the fireplace.
We walked around the inside of our "shell" of a house.
Jill hung out in our pantry.
The house even had HVAC ductwork in place.
|Garage and laundry|
Note: all the doors will be painted/stained a different color.
In the garage, we found a circuit breaker and our bathtub in a box!
However, upon further inspection, the tub had a different address written on it, so we may simply be warehousing someone else's tub.
More progress had been made on HVAC vent pipes.
And our gas fireplace was in:
(This is where Ryan was standing in last week's photo)
We also noticed electrical outlets installed throughout the house.
This was the view for our backyard. The neighbors got their fence, and it looks like the people on the right are moved in. We estimate about 25-30 houses have residents living in them at this point.
Here are a few more shots:
|View from our entry way.|
|Brendan on our back porch.|
|Our future shower|
According to my research, we should have upcoming inspections on the rough framing, plumbing, and electrical, followed by the installation of drywall. Bring it on! Just not too fast.