Thursday, October 25, 2012

Day 20 - GET BACK - There's GAS!!!! - (Thursday)

THURSDAY MORNING DRIVE BY 
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I made my daily morning drive by to the site and I can't say it enough- these guys are making some tremendous progress on our home.  As soon as I drove into the community I looked behind me and there was our PM.  He pulled up beside me and said, I need you to stay back today, they are installing the gas line."  I know he is being very patient with me because he knows how elated I am that the house is being built.  I really appreciate the patience he exemplifies.  He told my husband he would need his help with keeping me at bay.  LOL  What can I say, I want too and will document every phase of this journey each moment I get the chance too.  I am making every moment count. :-)

In the meantime, we received an email from Guardian who mentioned they will be scheduling our meeting on November 1 should we choose to be present--absolutely, there is no way we would not be there.  However, our PM said "he may have to push the meeting back because we need to have our pre-wiring meeting before they can begin their wiring installation."  We have lots of additional wiring throughout the home and we want to be certain that the additional outlets, recess lightening, pendant lightening and flood lights are in the correct location.  Our PM shared with me today to expect to see the shingles on the roof, windows and doors installed along with the gas line installation.
The gas company had signs posted every where reminding people to proceed with caution. On the right hand side of the house they marked the wall with wording that said, "Gas" and a no smoking sign posted in that area.  All of the utility men were dressed in orange.  The setting reminded me of E.T. when they wrapped the entire house.  lol  I drove through the circle and stayed in the truck.  I made sure to keep my distance.
Since I couldn't get any views from the front I decided to drive around the back.  Can't beat them, join them.  lol  Our house is HUGE!  If you look to your left you can see the Evensong Trail that leads to the other side of the Fairwood community.
In these two pictures you can see a worker installing the windows.  For the very first time, I felt like a stalker!!  It was weird because I kept creeping up closer to the house and one of the utility guys were looking at me like I was crazy.  lol  Yes, I am the homeowner paparazzi!!  This has become my new freelance job.  Hysterical!!  I am willing to do whatever it takes to capture these magical moments.


The Evensong Trail 
Side view of the house!

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AFTERNOON DRIVE BY 

During my morning visit I shared with our PM that the corner unit on the front porch wasn't flush with the house.  Apparently, it was addressed and the guy in the blue shirt is working on the corner unit.  You can see the patched up one has been taken down.  No short cuts on this house!!  Thank you,  Mr. PM!!   All the baby trusses are installed over the garage and front porch.  
Most of the guys are inside the house completing all the interior framing. The shingles are in place and ready to GO! Our PM called me this afternoon to schedule our HVAC meeting.  We will be meeting with him tomorrow, Friday, October 26 at 8:30 am  



The house looks great!  The gas guys are done with the gas installation.  No stalker feeling this afternoon!  lol    
Amanda,  all the windows are installed!  How you like me now!?
Evening Drive By
My husband did the evening drive by while I was in class and was completely WOWED OUT!! He texted me several times that I won't believe what he was looking at and was so pleased.  He kept saying WOW, wait until you see this!  WOW, this is gorgeous!  I will have pictures of those views after tomorrow's visit with our PM.  Stay tuned.......

15 comments:

  1. I had a bit of a stalker moment too. I will post about it when I post my blog about the footers being poured. =)

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    1. LOL The closer I emerged towards the bushes the funnier it felt! I know a lot of it had to do with the utility guys being there because the regular workers are used to seeing me taking pictures. It was a crazy feeling. LOL Can't wait to read about your stalker moment.

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  2. we had a stalker moment when they were framing ours. Still cracks me up when I think back.
    I would like to remind you to give serious thought to the switch placement. We went through on auto pilot as our PM seemed to have it under control. Our Master Bedroom has one switch immediately coming in the bedroom, then another 2 switch plate after the master bath door. In hind sight, I wish I would have had them consolidate into a single 3-switch plate.
    Also, don't forget to put in chunks of wood between studs (cross bracing) on walls where you think there will be a tv mounted, or heavy shelves. Makes installing way easier when you don't have to locate studs.
    my .02

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    1. Sgt. Rich, this is some great advice. We have our wiring appt next week. It's these little things that make such a difference during our daily living. AND the stalker moments are to be cherished forever--I am still tickled.

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  3. Your progress is amazing! i'm so jealous that you can drive out there to document it whenever you want to. BTW.. I wouldn't consider it stalking unless you were wearing camo to hide yourself in the bushes ;)

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    1. Very Funny!! I like that Bobbie, it gave me a quick visual of Sylvestor Stallone in Rambo! lol

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  4. I love your development with the trails !!!! Your views out of your morning room will be amazing!!

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    1. I have pictures of them and they are gorgeous!!

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  5. Wow! It's amazing how quickly they have gotten that framed. Looks great!

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    1. I know! Those guys did not skip a beat! I love there work ethics! They would always leave the house prepped for the next day which gave them a running start.

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  6. They didn't put your windows in until after the roof was on? Hmm.. I'm wondering if they're prepping our house for Hurricane Sandy. They finished framing our main floor yesterday and they put the windows along with our sliding glass door in today. Our house hasn't been wrapped and we don't have our second floor yet!

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    1. Bobbie, the house is prepped for Sandy!! They have the windows locked and one window boarded up because they plan to finish it on Monday. I have noticed that each region does it differently. I admit sometimes it's baffling.

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  7. lol...you're way ahead of me now, Nadase! They did get the roof on yesterday, though. I'm really flummoxed by why you're closing a month after me, if your house is being built so fast!

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