When we last left off, the house had just gotten a garage door, making it officially "dried in."
A week later, on October 11th (an unseasonably cool day for Midland), things were looking basically the same on the outside:
Look for the little blue boxes...those are electrical switches and plugs, and they are now everywhere!
|View from kitchen|
|Framing for kitchen counter|
|Notes about our upgrades in spray paint everywhere|
|Some passed inspections|
|Uh-oh...this wall needs to be moved. Make way for the whirlpool tub!|
|View from entry|
We didn't get to visit for two more weeks because we went to the conference in Austin.
When we returned October 25, things were the same one the outside:
|View from entry|
|We paid for a nicer bathtub (second bathroom)|
|We paid for a nicer shower (master bath)|
I informed the office, and they are correcting the problem ASAP. Bring on our upgraded bathrooms.
In our backyard, our two neighbors to the left have their slabs poured (neighbors to the right just closed).
Also, we failed a fire inspection :( Better luck next time house!
|Please fix the fire stop and blocking...whatever that means.|
|Bring on the toilet (master bath)|
|Bring on the dishwasher (kitchen)|
Unfortunately, Fernando had jury duty today, but Matt, his apprentice, is amazing. He has worked on buildings for Oxford, so we talked about Europe while waiting for Brendan to arrive. Matt pulled our plans and our upgrades record from the office, and we reviewed:
|Glad you guys have it color coded|
The swimming pool is dug:
|It will be 4'6" deep|
|Pool bathrooms/changing area|
|View from entry to neighborhood 10/27/14|
In other news: I just bought Taylor Swift's new album 1989 (the deluxe version at Target, of course), and I LOVE it. It's completely different from anything she has ever done. I'm so happy for her; it's awesome!
Happy end of your Monday everyone!