Monday, December 30, 2013

Busy busy busy...

Sorry for the lack of timely updates.   No lights yet, so interior shots are next to impossible and the bulk of the work has been going on inside... where we also have no heat and it's winter.  Hubby and I spent several unbearably cold days leading up to Christmas painting the basement walls with water-sealing masonry paint after the walls started seeping.  That was fun (or would have been if we were either penguins or masochists.  We are neither.)   Then the wiring began in earnest... this has been a family affair with my brother-in-law, sister, their son-in-law, a close family friend of my brother-in-law and us all there working side by side.   We have the basement and garage wiring yet to finish, a couple more cable outlets and we have the phone lines to run, yet.   After the wiring is finished and the HVAC guy finishes up a few more things, there's some framing yet to do, primarily in the basement, to enclose some things that could not be enclosed, yet.  Then insulation and drywall.   OH and we've been waiting several days for the power company to show up to activate our permanent electric service and install our gas service.   Not sure what the hold-up is on that, but hopefully, we won't be waiting much longer.  My assigned single point of contact is on vacation until next week, so I can't reach her to find out what's going on with that until next week.

The last few days saw some changes to the exterior, with Tyvec going on and the brick work starting:

Except for sinking ankle deep in mud trying to walk up to it from the street, it's more house than hole, now.  I'm told that we're within 45 to 60 days of completing the transition from hole to home.  This is the second time I've heard that in the last three months and I'm not home yet, so...  we shall see.

1 comment:

  1. So does this mean you are close to being on schedule? I hope so!!!