The Build: Week 20

Wednesday, December 19th – Tuesday, December 25th

The one lesson I wish we hadn’t learned throughout this process is that you can’t trust your builder or the contractors. You know the plans and your vision better than they do and they’ll likely miss changes you made. All the changes you made. You really do need to follow up and double check everything.

I won’t get into the full details of the situation, but this week they missed the height of the microwave vent. Because we raised the upper cabinets 2″ the vent also should have been raised 2″. When we first mentioned our concern to our expediter we were told “it’s perfect”. We then received an email a few days later that said:

– thank you to john and kari we will raise the micro wave  vent 3 inches higher.

Gee thanks, Rick.

We were really excited to see the furnace and air conditioner go in and even more excited when the drywall work began. Props to the drywall crew for showing up on Christmas Eve. It’s now starting to feel a bit more like a house on the inside as well.

  • Drywall supplies delivered
  • Drywall started
  • Furnace and air conditioner installed
  • Electrical box installed in garage
  • Christmas cheer

20 weeks down, 5 to go.

The Build: Week 19

Wednesday, December 12th – Tuesday, December 18th

Surprise, surprise, it’s a Christmas miracle!
We returned home from Tennessee to find a fully sided house and a garage floor.

I got a better look at what was happening inside on day 128 while I was out for a walk. The insulation was blown along the seams and more of that pink, fluffy, cotton candy-like stuff was delivered. The furnace has yet to be installed but I’m really hoping we’ll start to see drywall soon, as long as it can be done safely 🤞

The mason also paid us a visit and I did feel bad for the fella. The temporary garage doors were still up so he wasted a few hours tearing all of that down. He was able to apply his first coat on Friday and finished the job today, Tuesday.

With the holidays just around the corner I don’t imagine we’ll see much progress next week, but a girl can dream!

  • Entire house sided
  • Garage floor poured
  • Insulation
  • Masonry on front of house
  • Framing of basement staircases started

19 weeks down, 6 to go.

The Build: Week 18

Wednesday, December 5th – Tuesday, December 11th

We’re traveling this week and don’t have any fun, exciting, or utterly depressing updates to share with you. But be sure to check back next week, December 18th, when we’ll hopefully have something, anything really, to share. 

18 weeks down, 7 to go.