|Are those wild horses eating sea oats on the dunes at dawn? Why yes they are! |
Totally worth the early rise that day.
We turned in a long-list of paperwork to NVR on the night before we hit the road. Our loan specialist had proactively sent a list of requests so she could get the ball rolling on re-approval. And our close date isn't even until Sept. 20.
Also right before we left, we got word our main SR was leaving us. Sad to see him go. He had done a terrific job for us, from working out a contingency when we were waiting for our old home to sell to giving some very helpful advice on upgrades and choices. It sounds like he has an exciting new opportunity and we are happy for him. We also have a SR2 in our community (previously part-time, but taking on a more full-time role now), and they're bringing on a new person. Not that I think we have much left to do with the SR, but it's nice to know there's still a familiar face there.
While we were gone: Wow, stopped by this morning (Sunday) only to run into the electricians, who were just wrapping up a 1/2 day. (Hello double time!) Rough wire is just about complete (looks like a few switches and, fingers crossed, our 2 conduit pipes for future wiring). Plumping rough in also mostly complete (they missed the laundry tub in the basement -- already emailed PM). HVAC in. Garage door installed. Guardian did their rough wire -- not that they let us know anything about that. Rigid basement insulation installed. Brick delivered.
Upcoming: Insulation Monday/Tuesday. Official pre-drywall meeting Wednesday! And we're now less than 2 months out!
And now the obscene number of photos:
|Lots of shutoff valves.|
|Piping for yet-to-be-delivered water heater ... or a future swing for the kiddos.|
|We got plugs added to our tray ceilings. Having the trim held down, so we can throw some rope lights in there.|
|Recess lights, back, and the pendant light rough-ins.|
|Guardian was here. We only got 1 TV mount done (up/down). For those who have done this: Did they just pull those wires through the box? Or is there some sort of receptacle?|
|There's that TV mount. Family room.|
|Family room: Fireplace wired, eyeball and recess lights in. Another interesting PM tip: At his suggestion, we've added a plug just above our mantel (for Christmas lights, etc). Interested to see how that works with the stone.|
|Hose bib in the garage.|
|More blocking added in my office, in case I ever want to mount a TV. Thanks to Thomas and others who suggested requesting blocking!|
|I kinda love that our electricians were labeling the wires for these multi-switch boxes.|
|Kids bathroom -- ready for 2 sinks. And, yes, they've already claimed sinks.|
|This cracked me up.|
|More blocking in the bonus room.|
|Bonus room. That thing in the wall between the windows is one of our flood lights. We'll be able to reach out the window to change the bulbs. =) And by "we'll" I mean, "the husband will."|
|Bonus room, closet and bath.|
|Looking through the bonus room wall to the baster bed and bath beyond. Lots of framing, lots of wiring.|
|Tray ceiling in master, with a dangling outlet.|
|Front and garage ... with door!|
|Ready for brick!|