The long awaited windows have finally arrived & are waiting for installation! (The one missing in the kitchen, the one in the family room that wasn't wood & for some reason they ordered the large arched window above the front door to replace.)
Perry & I bought insulation to insulate the garage, since we didn't select that option, but figured we should have. Cheaper to do it ourselves anyway. We got a lot done tonight, but we're not finished yet.
We finished doing the garage insulation tonight. If I had a choice I would have finished tomorrow night, but Perry got on a roll and didn't want to come back again to face it. Looking back, I'm glad he made us finish, but it was hot, tiring work. Got home around 10pm.
Met some more of our neighbors. One at Trey's school & two tonight when they dropped off an invite to the neighborhood picnic on August 26th. Everyone we've met so far has been very friendly.
All of the mudding appears to have been done on what drywall is up.
So Cherie calls me up in a panic. They've put the attic vent in between the windows on the garage. Not up in the attic area, but down at ground level, and off center at that. She had swung by the house on her way to pick up Trey. Said she would go back and take a picture of it with here cell phone after she picked up Trey.
She called me back a few minutes later and relates that they had just tacked the vynal attic vent to the wall so that it wouldn't get lost and the mason would be able to find it.
Everything looks really good, so when I saw that the attic vent was placed on to the garage down low between the windows, and not even centered at that, I got a little freaked out. At first glance I thought that's where they installed it, but looking more closely I realized that it was just temporarily tacked in place so that the mason would be able to find it and put it on correctly. Gee, can you tell I've never had a house built before?
Inside, they hooked up the incoming water line to the outside faucets and a location for the water softener. The outside faucets bypass the watersoftener. I think there is also a connection for a pre-softener line to the kitchen sink. (I couldn't follow the line to the fridge...that probably shouldn't be softened either.) Of course the way they hooked up the lines...it makes it hard to use the space in the basement. Where they put it has gone from possible future guest room to storage, to well still storage, but now we have to work around the lines.
Today they put the Spanish lace texture on the ceilings. The painters will have a fun time because the walls received a fair amount of texture as well. We figure they were going to sand the walls before painting anyway.
Well day three of rain and it is now too muddy to enter the house. Well, except for Cherie. She happened to have the simplest of shoes that would not mind the mud, so the kids and I waited outside while she went in and took pictures.
Brick masons have finsihed their work. The front of the house really looks great. We even have our left over bricks we ordered so that we can build a light column out near the driveway. We paid for the bricks, but not the labor.