So after a little bit of a slow week last week we are once again flying along. Last Friday they started with the insulation and they did the Energy Star Testing/Certification on Monday...we passed on the first try which our PM was very pleased with. He said this is the 1st time he has had a home pass on the first attempt when it has a solarium. He said it always fails because it has so many windows. Once the insulation was in the house was very very very HOT...up until now (even with temps in the 100s) the inside of the house has been tolerable...now it was stifling and the temps were in the high 80s. Drywall started on Tuesday and they had about 40% completed when we stopped by last night. It was interesting to see that they put the top piece of drywall in throughout the entire house and then come back and but the lower panels in...I am sure there is a reason for that, but you would think they would concentrate on a single room and get it all done before moving on to the next one...who knows...looks like they are doing a great job with it and every panel is screwed in...no nails...all screws. They also poured the entire sidewalk around our lot and have poured our front stoop and walkway down to the street. Normally when you have a turned garage your walk goes from your front door across the front of your garage and connects to your driveway. We are thankful that our walk just goes from our front door to the sidewalk in front of our house for 2 reasons...1st we actually like that better and 2nd because our house sits so close to the front of the lot it would have looked silly to have a walkway with the sidewalk only a few feet away. Only took a couple of pictures since the drywallers were there and we were trying to stay out of their way...will get a bunch more next time.
We have an appointment to get a quote for a sprinkler system this Thursday.