285 Martin Drive passed Rough Inspection
It has been a busy week, but on the outside looking in, not a lot of apparent progress. Yeah, it’s hard to take pictures of another 20 feet of wiring and post about it!
Hard at work have been the HVAC teams, electricians and plumbers though. Every wall of framing has been punctured and threaded. Ducts are in place, wire connects outlets, light switches and fan hubs. CAT6 bundles terminate under the stairs and the other day I found a tub in the upstairs guest bath with actual water in it… not the kind that fell into the house from the sky, like last month either.
Check it out! New fireplace is in. 🙂
(Yes, still brave enough to wear white linen pants and heels at the job site… that’s just how I roll.)
On the outside, we have the beginnings of siding too. Cement board has been cut and fit to cover the white paper that you’ve grown to love as much as I have. Following that, the vertical straps are being attached every couple of feet and the windows are being trimmed. And … ta-da! Balcony makes its first appearance.
They tell me painting is only about 3 weeks away. Between now and then there is a 50 pounds of caulk to apply, I’m sure!
Did I tell you the sliding door was now in the master bedroom? And that the first time I tried to open it I noticed the panes were bowed and it didn’t slide as easily as it should? Oh dear! The Jeld Wen rep has been summoned and the problem diagnosed. Something about their construction and the need to be altitude-appropriate… which they were not. I’m expecting new doors in that frame, not long after the broken window – which Ken referred to as the eyesore! LOL At least we are still on the same page!
How many of you have done a project like this and can say they are still on budget and time, at the half way mark? I’m $300 over, according to our little spreadsheet. That’s not bad. Of course, the price of drywall went up 15% last month and there’s not much that can be done about that, so it will most certainly affect the budget next month. But still… I’m impressed with Storm Form, LLC.
Side Note: My “job” during this process is to make decisions. Sounds like fun, right? Most days it is. Some days I’m ever so slightly overwhelmed by my power and how in demand I am 🙂 Essentially, I have homework. In the evenings I look at garage doors, front doors, faucets and tubs. June has probably had the UPS guy scratching his head, as no less than 15 parcels have arrived to the front doorstep of the Longmont house!