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.