January 13, 2005
No, our house-in-progress is not going to be green. I've said that. It's going to be red. Unlike every other house on our block, which is either going to be green or beige (with green trim). That said, however, they wrap up the house in green paper before they put up the siding.
Today is day 17 of construction on our new house. Yesterday, there were all kinds of vans from So And So's Electrical Hut parked in front of the house, and the schedule had called for them to be wiring the house, so I'm guessing that's a good sign. This week has been the week for wiring the electrical, plumbing the gas pipes, finishing up the heating ducting, and inspecting the results.
Tomorrow is officially Day 18, since last Friday was a non-scheduled non-work day, but we are still scheduled to go in tomorrow for our Day 19 walk-through. Then we'll get to officially see the inside of the house for the first time. Remember, according the schedule, each day so far has been a "red" day, which means we're not allowed to go it. So, of course, since I haven't gone in, I haven't observed that they put in the wrong tub in the master bath, and then later replaced it with the correct one. Nor have I observed that the thermostat is being wired for the wall we asked them not to wire it on. That last item is something I'll have to make sure to notice tomorrow.
But all in all, with everything I've seen both outside and in (not that I've seen anything inside, mind you), it's exciting how everything is coming together. This is going to be a great house.
Even if we couldn't avoid that obnoxious Northwest insistence on using green to envelop the house.
It's going to take an awful lot of paper to wrap up this box. What kind of paper are they using? Construction paper?Posted by on January 13, 2005 05:01 PM in the following Department(s): Building a House