In the middle of December CJ and I had our framing walk through. This was after all the electrical, hvac & plumbing stuff had been run. This was so we could go over our concerns with them and they could verify our options.
It went really well, at that point in time our only concern was the placement of the thermostat cable upstairs.
We I didn’t like where
they had it placed and I asked them to move it.
It was funny when they guy tried to tell me it wouldn’t fit where I
wanted it and I just simply told him, but that is where it is located in the
model. It was moved the next day.
So what was to happen later that same day was the city inspector was going to come out to inspect the framing. If it past then insulation & drywall would go up next. We left and went to work hoping a praying that it would pass inspection just because we heard the inspector is kind of well how do I put this…. Umm… he or she is kind of a hard a$$ when it comes to the number of nails in things… I know strange right!? But whatever it is his/hers job and I am thankful that everything looked great and that we passed with
enough nails flying
So when we went the following weekend I about had a heart attack when we drove up and THIS is what we saw!
|Our address plate! I never knew that they put it on BEFORE doing stucco!|
The entire house was foamed out & chicken wired for stucco! I was so excited because it looked like the house I have been envisioning for months now! It seems so much more real, and trust me I say this with each phase, but I could just envision more and more the life I will have with my family in this home.
As we walked up we saw a HUGE pile of drywall, in fact in more than a few rooms there were huge piles of drywall. I was so excited! And the entire house was insulated! Man these folks work fast! So I had a sharpie with me and I have had an idea in my head since we started this whole thing. I wanted to do something that would leave our mark on the house, on its bones, something that only we would ever know was there. So I took a sharpie pen and wrote around the house on the framing our initials, even covered FBL(s) which stands for Future Baby Lindauer(s) you know just in case we have two more instead of one…. Twinsies run on both sides of our family ya’ll we have to be ready ;). On one wall in particular I wrote the following “May God and Steven bless this home.”
This last one was especially important to me, if without God we would not have the blessings that we do, and we know that Steven is always watching over us and helping us all stay safe, healthy and happy. He will always be a huge part of our lives and will always be there watching over us in our home.
|This is our garage!|
|Looking into the laundry room & kitchen from the garage.|
|Piles of drywall like this one were in four other rooms besides this one.|
|Delivery sheet for the drywall.|
|Standing in the kitchen looking towards the dining room & living room.|
|Standing in the dining room looking towards the kitchen.|
|Looking towards Zach's playroom & front door from the living room.|
|In Zach's playroom looking towards the half bath & linen closet.|
As a totally side note how adorable are these pictures of my son & husband! Yep it is for sure I am one lucky lady.
|My cup runneth over!|
So that is it for now I guess…. We did have some exciting news today… We have an official close date on our house!!! But more on that later.