Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home
Lot #9043

Monday, June 29, 2015

15 days

That's right. We close in just 15 short days.  There are so many projects underway it's hard to keep up with it all, and what there is left to do. 

My boyfriend finished his bathroom speaker project. I must say it looks professional. I'm impressed. 

The plumber came in and installed the kitchen faucet and garbage disposal. 

We went to Home Depot and ordered a pantry door. They had a version I hadn't seen before. It's called the pantry recipe door. It's a bit more modern than the bread basket and grapes we've seen elsewhere. We ordered it primed and I'll paint it tricorn black. We also ordered a 10-pane glass door for the basement. 

Speaking of doors. My front door was painted on one side today.  The other side will be painted tricorn black. I'm thinking of painting the interior part black as well. I'll wait and see what it looks like installed first.  

All of the interior doors were painted 

So was the fireplace 

As well as the built-in, which I do believe is missing it's trim work. I hope they add it without me having to remind them. 

All of the trim work throughout the house was sprayed. 

They finally drywalled the garage and even textured the ceiling.

I'm not sure if you can see the texture but the walls of the entire garage are covered in drywall mud.  That's how they finish it when you've insulated your entire garage. 

Now yesterday afternoon, after the plumber left, we went to the basement to find wet cement floors. It looked as though a huge amount of water had spread everywhere. The sump pump was plugged in and was just constantly running even after all water was gone. 

We scanned the walls and ceiling and couldn't see a sign of where it could have leaked from. Then today I went to the house to find someone working on the water heater. It seems whomever installed it didn't put the plugs in the sides. So when the plumber turned the water on to the house, it came spurting out the sides. 

The guys working on the heater explained to me why the sump pump keeps running. There is a build-up of mud keeping the float from hitting the bottom so it thinks it has water in it. We emailed JP and he responded right away. He will have it cleaned out. 

And we are trying to get our light fixtures situated. They put an inverted pendant in the entryway.  Which is what the model home has. 

But they put a tiny dome light in the stairwell. I sent Susan a text asking her what was supposed to go there. She confirmed another inverted pendant light should be in the stairwell.  So an email was sent. Today I walked in to find the correct light fixture in the stairwell. 

BUT all they did was take it out of the entryway and put it in the stairwell. So I sent Susan another text and she confirmed they belong in both places. She called JP personally to take care of it. 

I also found an ugly white porcelain soap dish installed in our gorgeous shower. I was in such shock at seeing it I forgot to get a picture. We emailed JP to ask that it be removed. His reply, "I told them not to install it. I'll have them remove it." 

Even with all the little issues that seem to arise near the end of this journey, both Susan and JP are very quick to get things taken care of. It's nice to know they have our backs. 

1 comment:

  1. Look like everything is coming together beautifully­čśŐ