Monday, May 26, 2014

Two-week Update

It's been more than two weeks since my last post! Well, the blog has not been a priority lately, there are so many things going on: work deadlines, writing papers, business travels, getting our house ready for rental, showing house to and interviewing/screening potential tenants, son's travel team soccer games and tryouts, SOL exams, first communion preparations, etc. Whew! That's just to name a few.

Anyway, the house is coming along great. So much progress have happened in the past two weeks. We have passed inspection for framing, insulation, electrical and plumbing rough-ins. We also had our pre-drywall meeting (which I would like to thank our PS for accommodating our request for a pre-drywall meeting after work hours). At this time, drywall is up all over the house. We also met our neighbor who owns a Palermo elevation A with 3-car side garage, although theirs is not a reverse plan. They are very wonderful to tour us inside their home and it's nice to see a finished Palermo that isn't a model home. They also have a son who is just a year older than my son and who plays soccer too. Isn't that great?

Amidst the progress in the construction, of course there are some minor disappointments here and there. Our area experienced heavy rains too that flooded our basement a couple of times in two weeks. I feel like I should write in another post all of my rants and issues in the construction, but for now here are some pics of the progression so far.

Beams in the garage. Happy that we won't have a load-bearing wall separating the single bay from the double bay as our Sr initially told us.

Studs 14" apart

Side garage

Both floors have been framed.

Flood in the exit stairwell. Doors are in.

Looking through the great room and first floor bedroom from the kitchen.

HVAC and plumbing eat up a lot of space in the basement.

Stairs to the basement.

Ductwork in the attic


Garage is drywalled


Upstairs hallway view from master bedroom. Left door is bedroom 4. Door to right is laundry.

Unfinished basement is insulated.

Bonus room windows.
Brickwork has also started.

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