Wednesday, July 28, 2010

odds and ends

The glass is on! Its hard to see in this picture but up top is screens and below is glass. 

Storage galore! I have no idea what I am going to put in all of these boxes. But they are painted and touched up. In this pic I am standing at the fireplace. The screen porch is directly to the right the kitchen to the back right and the playroom and front door to the left. 

Mirrors are in with a J molding i think is what they called it. they basically trimmed it with stainless steel if i understand correctly. 

The hardwoods are sanded and sealed, white oak matte finish. Just need a good sweep down and mop. This is the playroom.

This is the master. Carpet is in and due for a good cleaning! 

Driveway is finished! They still have to put some more wood slats on the stairwell now that the final grade is in.

Here is what is left:
Telephone/Power pole needs to be taken down and line buried outside, finishing up a fence on the backside of the property, stain deck/wood stairs, Deep Cleaning, Pool needs water, firepit going in, Paint touch up and punch list! At some point John will finish the mulch, shrubs, etc!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Concrete Jungle

The long awaited, long delayed driveway is going in today! I was thinking the rain would delay us yet again, but NOPE! They are working in the rain! Who knew you could pour concrete in the rain but apparently so! Here is a pic standing at the front door and checking out the action! The kids were so pumped about the concrete trucks!
The microwave is in the basement kitchennette, just waiting on the mini fridge for the bottom right.
And the glass is going the the lower panel area on the screen porch! Hopefully it will finish up today! 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Up to code...

We are almost finally up to code and about to get our CO! Fence is finishing up around pool, all railings are in, and gutters went on today. Last part of fence goes in monday as well as the long awaited driveway! Woo hoo! August 30 final move in date!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

30 days out!

i believe we are finally 30 days out! Some pool/landscaping delayed the driveway pour which delays getting the Certificate of Occupancy (CO). But now we are back on go. The kitchen cabinets are all in and the pool only lacks the spray on coating. The rock wall is finished. John and a dear friend worked tirelessly on the grading, digging trenches, french drains, boulder placement, rock steps, etc. It saved us at least 10-15,000! Our landscaper friend told us he would typically charge 20,000$ for the job they did, and we squeaked out with just wholesale cost for trees/rocks. We owe him big! Our apartment is brimming with little things we need in order to move in... shower curtains, mats, curtain rods, curtains, rugs, etc. cant wait!