The utility issue has not been resolved however some progress has been made. At least the electrical conduit to our meter socket has been laid but we still have no electric. Sadly this will impact out proposed closing date. We had been scheduled to close Sept 10 but now we have no idea when we will close. This does cause us some stress because has you all know were expecting our son to be born on Oct 2 and were hoping to at least be moved in a week or two before the due date. While were waiting for the electricity to be turned on the following items have been completed.
Ceramic tile laid in the master bathroom, laminate flooring in the mudroom, gutters hung, Guardian install completed, interior doors and trim installed, shelving installed, Humidifier installed, light fixtures installed, additional HVAC work, more grading.
Still have quite a bit of items that need completed and or corrected. Still have no carpet or hardwood, no plumbing fixtures, no water, no natural gas, no appliances there still in boxes in the garage, at least 10 windows need replaced because there broken, dry wall repair, more painting.
Today 08/29/12...I discovered that were missing a fan in our master bathroom ceiling in the area of the shower and tub...also missing the corresponding light switch to turn that fan on and off. I found this by reading over the blueprints and noticed it missing. I advise everyone to check their blueprints there should be a copy in the house during construction or go to the model and ask the sale rep to let you look at them. I also discovered today that our full basement bathroom only has one light switch to activate the vanity lights, shower light, and the exhaust fan. There are supposed to be two switches one for the lights and one for the fan. I asked the PM to look into it and he did . The electrician told him that he ran out of twin junction boxes when he was wiring the house so he used a single box and switch. Who does that!! Why not ask the PM for more of the correct items that you need ? Why not at least tell someone? This is the stuff that gets under my skin! Were paying a lot of money for this house and sometimes feel that were not getting everything were paying for!
I do have a question to ask you guys out there with two furnaces. Did anyone of you that has two furnaces purchase a humidifier? If you so did they install one on the attic furnace? At the time that you choose that option were you told that your house came with two furnaces? Or told that you could purchase an additional humidifier? I ask because we purchased one however at the time we choose our options I had no idea that our house came with two furnaces. I now noticed on the option sheet that it appears that you can purchase more than one humidifier. I've done some research on whether you need to have one for each furnace and I'm seeing a lot of literature on this subject for and against two humidifiers. I'm not even sure if its proper to have two ...being that the attic isn't heated and a water line is required for the unit and I would think that there is the potential for a water line in an attic to freeze and burst.
Here are some pics
|Master bathroom shower|
|tile around master bath soaking tub|
|master bath floor tile|
|room for a shower seat but since we choose alternate master bath you dont get a shower seat...would have gotten a seat had we stuck with an oval tub...strange but nothing I can do about it.|
|painting of the mantel|
|some painted baseboard|
|duct work covering and vents installed|
|painted kitchen pantry door|
|Lisa's office doors and casing painted|
|one of two thermostats|
|one of the bathroom exhaust fans|
|cold air return outside of the master bedroom along with a recess light|
|heating duct in the upstairs hallways ceiling|
|double door closet in Giuseppe's future nursery|
|doors leading to our master bedroom|
|water closet door in master bathroom|
|rear basement stair case wall replaced because the first one was bowed.|
|side shot of the new basement wall|
|one of two AC condensers|
|photo of both units|
|more grading to the back yard|
|shelving and outlets in the mudroom|
|Guardian panel inside the mudroom|
|Not sure what this is ...located in master walk in closet...I know Guardian installed it|
|upstairs hallway bathroom|
|The lovely Lisa showcasing the house|
|electrical conduit laid...still waiting for the electric lines|
|light fixtures in the master bath|
|Deer in our backyard|
|dining room light fixture|
|Foyer light fixture|
|electrical conduit buried|
|garage lights installed|
|front door lights and outlets installed|
|One of the garage coach lights|