We had our pre-drywall meeting this morning...pretty uneventful, but we got to see a bunch of stuff we hadn't seen yet. The electricians were on the job running wires everywhere, and since they were far from done I didn't take as many pictures as expected. The PM is letting me come back tomorrow, when they should be done, to take pictures so we'll know where everything is in the walls. The inspection for electrical is hopefully going to happen tomorrow sometime, and then they'll begin insulation Sat/Mon and drywall by the middle of the week. Siding will start going up at the same time as the drywall.
In other news, we were able to lock in our interest rate at 3.25% with a credit towards our closing costs. They did put 3% on the table, but half the savings would have been negated by the additional closing costs so we elected to save our cash. Our PM has given us a quasi-official close date of Dec 19th, which is perilously close to Christmas (and will make it harder for me to put a picture of us in our home on our holiday card!) but with any luck they'll be able to get it done sooner.
|Spot 3 - we have shingles!|
|Spot 1, with morning sun (yes, it streams through the morning room!)|
|The back, with our fixed basement door|
|Morning room and basement doors (and our PM!)|
|Our fixed basement door, from the inside.|
|This is plumbing of some sort. And an electrician's backside.|
|One of the few things not caught by our inspector. PM says they'll put something under it.|
This was kind of interesting...apparently since they build these houses so tightly for the Energy Star certification, they have to install vents in the ceilings to help circulate air within the home. There are several of these black air ducts in the attic, doing nothing more than connecting one room to another.
This is the side of the house where our garage is. Because it was side-entry, the other side of the house is as close to our property line as possible, while this side is a good bit wider. I'm standing in the back corner (well, not ALL the way back, but on the side line) and our PM is up there at the top of the lot on the property line. This is the area where I plan to have my garden, so hopefully he can do a good job getting it as level as possible.