We went over last week and checked on how things were going. We arrived to see a small crew working on things. There were two individuals caulking all of the hardy plank seams, the electrician was finishing up his work, and another person putting up vinyl in the eves.
The electrician gave us a very good laugh. As we walked around checking out his work, we noticed how they labeled everything. The most funny thing was how
the bathroom exhaust fans were labeled. As you can see to the left, we know which wire goes to the fan! The electrician also was very thoughtful and asked us if there was anything he missed. He shared how he had added a few extra things different from the construction plans indicating he put thought into the project as if he was laying out his own home. I also asked him about network cable in the house. We were previously told we couldn’t have network cable. The electrician however said, “no problem.” I explained I knew how to run the lines and he said to run network cable wherever I wanted. He even gave me a couple of low voltage boxes to place in the ceiling.
We noticed another minor slip. Stephanie had requested electrical outlets in the eves of the house. She is a gigantic Christmas person and if you hang lights from your house the electrical outlets make it super simple to turn things off and on and no extension cords are generally needed. The eves however, had been boxed for flood lights. The gentlemen doing the vinyl cut back the vinyl for the electrician and he came back to fix it. A simple fix, but also a mistake that really shouldn’t have happened in my opinion. However, this also worked out in our favor because flood lights in the back of the house is actually a pretty good idea so we requested those boxes be left as they were.
All in all, just like I have commented in the past, the house is going pretty well. In this walk-a-round the plumbing rough in had not been started. There will be another trip next weekend allowing us to check on that, and hopefully we will soon be able to start on the pole barn. We are still waiting on some dirt work in the yard before we start the barn. Otherwise, we may be in the way. After fill is completed the barn will go up, the irrigation well will go in, and then privacy fence will get started.