Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Slow & Steady Wins the Race

Over the past 10 days there hasn't been much progress worth sharing.  Things seemed to be moving at a snails pace.  I'm not sure if it's me getting antsy or the fact that there hasn't been much visible progress, but either way, today we've picked up some speed!  It appears that our brick has been washed and the outside trim (gutters, downspouts, railings, front door) is well on it's way to being completed.

So excited to finally see the front door painted!

"Fine Wine" front door (minus a few coats of paint)

They've started the drywall reapirs on the inside.  Here is a before and after of a little snafu in the master.

Before - Oops!
Cut the doorway a little too high!

After - All fixed!

The location of our Guardian Voicelink was driving me nuts!  They installed it right on the cased opening!  I don't have an "after" photo, but now this little box is centered neatly between the doorways.


More (but not all) of our lighting has been installed on the interior and exterior of the house.  You'll also notice the addition of the shower surround in the master bathroom.  I'm still perplexed as to why the electricity is installed on a piecemeal basis, but I guess as long as it gets done by closing then it doesn't really matter when they complete it.  We'll be getting the exterior lights flanking our front door that I was up in arms about in my last post.  I am very happy that PM was able to accomodate my request.  I hope RH will consider making them standard again with the front porch.  Our interior railings have been stained as well.

Master bathroom shower light and glass surround
The same light is over the soaking tub.

Foyer light (Is it crooked?)
Lamp Post


Patio light outside moring room
Railing Stain:  Chestnut

We met with PM last week for a walk through to make sure we were on the same page.  It was a relief to see that his punch list was nearly identical to ours.  He reassured us that our home would be completed to our satisfaction.  The meeting eased much of our concerns and has allowed us to relax and enjoy the last few weeks of this process.  This weekend we are going to purchase our appliances and start packing!
Only 15 more days! 


  1. I cannot tell for sure if the foyer light is crooked, but you could put a level on it to see if it is correct or not.

  2. We are at the snail's pace too. They are just doing paint touch ups and city inspections at this point. It wasn't easy to find anything new last time we visited. But, your house is looking great. Glad that you and your PM are on the same page. Won't be long and you'll have your keys in hand!