Friday, November 14, 2008
It has been awhile since I've updated this blog.
I have started traveling for budgets again and just haven't been able to get the pictures uploaded to photobucket so I could post them here.
I haven't been to the house very much during this time because I'm not in town or I'm working late. And since daylight savings happened, I'd have to leave the office at 3 just to make it out there before dark. So I usually get to see the house on weekends only.
But Jesse is out there everyday, keeping me posted.
And alot has happened.
First of all, they finished the attic, and got the roof framed up. This all happened about a day or so after my last post. And then within a day of that they got the shingles on.
The attic is huge. Our staircase goes up the middle of the house so it basically splits the attic in half. It's meant to be future expansion but we decided we're only going to expand to one side and leave the other for attic space.
You can really see how the foyer is going to look with the roof on.
This past weekend Jesse and I went by and marked all the places where we want outlets and light switches with post it notes. We did this on our own because the HVAC had already been run and we didn't know when the electrician was coming. Good thing we did because about 2 days later he came and I was out of town. So I'm very glad we marked everything because even though Jesse was there to show him where we wanted things wired, I had special outlets that I wanted in the kitchen and baths that Jesse wouldn't have known to ask for.
The plumber came this week as well and ran all the plumbing. And I now have bathtubs! The one in the master is going to be a jacuzzi corner tub. I haven't seen it in person, but I hear that it continually warms the water so no matter how long you stay in the tub the water doesn't go cold. Sweet! I can get nice and pruny.
The doors and windows were delivered yesterday so I guess those are going up next.
Now we're just waiting on the ground to dry so they can deliver the bricks.
I'm starting to get so excited about this house now.
I found out that Target lets you register for house warming gifts, so of course, I made a list. It's probably tacky and not very good etiquette, but I don't care. I don't even care if I get anything on the list - I'm using it to keep my colors straight for all the rooms.