All of the items that were already marked with orange paint had been fixed. We were pleased to see that some of the items that had not been marked were fixed as well. Perhaps, Drew noticed them or he reads our blog. Cool beans either way.
A few things of note:
First, the house is covered with orange foam stuff. While our son loved playing with it, we were questioning why it was hanging down and looking like radioactive hair mousse. Well, the answer to that is that it is for fire protection and sealing between floors. So, the little orange goo is there to protect you. (Tag line trademarked by us).
|Our son was so impressed with it.|
Third, all of the holes and gaps between the joints were filled and closed up. There were no areas where drafts would be coming through. No David Letterman teeth on this house!
|All gaps were filled in.|
Fifth, all outlets and lights are in proper position. It is cool that they place one outlet upside down in each room to show which outlet works by the switch. So, we get upside down o-faces in each room.
Sixth, all bathtubs were filled with water for the plumbing inspection. There was one leak that was found in the basement and it has since been repaired. Incidentally, there was also water under the furnace in the basement which was from the plumbing test as well.
|The leaky pipe above has been repaired.|
|Must have been a heck of a leak!|
|Floor to ceiling!|
|This is the water that leaked from the pipe test (pipe is hidden behind post here).|
Eighth, the tears in the attic area will all be closed. There will be ventilation in the attic that will allow for airflow.
Ninth, the crushed duct work. Well, crushed is a strong word. Let's go for squished! The duct had been bent because there are water pipes right above it and it needs to fit inside of the ceiling. The duct is not completely crushed so the air flow should not be disrupted.
Tenth, the speaker boxes were installed as were the rough-ins for the sconce lighting. Beauty, mate. Now, Bryan can have the speaker system that he has always dreamed about.
|This one definitely goes to 11.|
We were very pleased with our walk-through and Drew, our project manager, was extremely patient with all of our questions and our son's questions too. Who knew a four year old would have so many questions about how a home was built? Drew even took us down to the model to see the progress inside and to take a look at what our interior doors will look like. It was so much fun!
There were two things that we are very, very happy about! We get a mailbox! This may not seem like a major deal to anyone else, but we are kind of tired of the community mailbox. While Bryan certainly needs the exercise (yes, he's a little tubby you can admit it), the community mailbox at our rental is riddled with neighborhood advertisements and missing cat flyers, as well as, graffiti. Awesome. So, we were quite happy to learn that we would be getting our very own mailbox again.
|We can only dream that it would be as wicked awesome as this.|
|Oh, my gosh! That giant slinky has come to kill us!|
|SLJ knows it.|