Monday, December 12, 2011

I didn't ask for THIS upgrade!!

My wife stopped by during her lunch break today, and took this picture.  Obviously, the plumbers were in today.  Also the electricians, and the stone guys were back.  I stopped by after work and the stone guys were wrapping up, the electrician was gone, and the plumber was still there.

It looks like all the electric has been done, and they did unearth our hidden plug on our wall going into the family room.  From the looks of it, they misjudged their initial attempt, so some drywall repair is needed.  All the lights are in, up to and including the infamous "boobalier".  All the plugs and switches, and our outdoor plugs and lights.

The plumber had most of his work done, except for two toilets, and the actual hooking up of the lines.

The garbage disposal was in, and our over-the-range microwave was installed.  The stove and dishwasher were still in boxes in the morning room.  This is probably a stupid question, but does the laminate flooring get put in before they set those, or will they go before the flooring?

We ordered an address stone, but that wasn't put in nor was there a place left out for it on the front of the house.  I assume when it comes they will have to use some sort of stone cutting apparatus to cut out a place for it?  Any input here would be appreciated also.

The window treatment measure will take place tomorrow, so I am looking forward to seeing what will happen.  Better pictures tomorrow, the one above was a cell phone pic.

I did get a call from our loan officer tonight, and we talked about VA appraisals.  I guess they can't be ordered until the home is 95% complete, and then there is about a 7-10 day wait for it to be done.  So basically the call was to see if need be, could we close the first week in January.  He said that he has never had one cause a closing delay, but there are 4 VA loans closing from his office at the end of the month, and he was told by his boss to call everyone and let them know what might happen.  The only real problem a weeks delay would cause is with our refrigerator delivery, which can be rescheduled if need be. 

So we will see.


  1. I love your fireplace! (and the toilets are pretty nice too!) :) You're soo close! I'm envious!

  2. I would think the laminate would go in before the stove and dishwasher. But either way it could be made to work no problem.

  3. Wow - what a nice addition to the family room. Can they line them up and integrate them into the sofa? It might soften the look a little from the stark white. HAHA.

  4. Do you have a brick or stone accent on the exterior? I just asked about an address stone yesterday but was told they only put those in brick (because it comes from the brick supplier) and he didn't think it was the same depth as the stone facade so it wouldn't sit flush. I looked back at all of the pics I've taken of Milans in the area an the only ones with the address stone are full or partial brick. So even though I really want the address stone we have to just have our house # on the frame around the garage.