Archive for July, 2005


July 29, 2005

For some reason I haven’t been able to post pics that last couple days. Right now we are waiting for the fireplace to be installed, along with having the HVAC guys and framers finish up their work. Planning to schedule inspection again on Tuesday.


July 26, 2005

Here they are working on our entryway.

So I rescheduled the HVAC inspection for Tuesday, and will do the framing inspection at the same time. Will be interesting to see the concrete work done too. Insulation probably won’t happen until early next week, as we have a couple things to do before they begin.

July 25, 2005

Our concrete floor got poured today.

HVAC inpections…. still waiting…

July 24, 2005

Got a note from the inspector that he was locked out of the house, and we’ll have to reschedule. Was it my responsibility to let him in, or the sub? Sigh…

HVAC inspections…. ????

July 22, 2005

I don’t know. I talked with the guy, and he wasn’t going to be out there today. He said the card should be signed. So I guess I’ll have to wait til I get out there… which won’t be til… Sunday maybe? Sigh… not that it matters as I know there is at least one thing he needs to do yet.

Plumbing inspection… PASS!

July 22, 2005

I couldn’t wait, and called the plumber. No problems there! That’s two… one more to go!

Electrical inspection…. PASS!

July 22, 2005

Just got a call from Geary… and we got a pass from the inspector! One down, two to go!

Roughin inspections tommorrow!

July 22, 2005

Roughin inspections Friday!

July 22, 2005

A very productive day today. The HVAC guy finished up (until I pointed out a couple things he forgot), I met Geary out there, who had his wife Connie along. We(or I should say _he_) finished up wiring the panel, and cleaned up some other small details. The framer came back and redid the fireplace finally.

Tommorrow there are three inspections. Plumbing is happening in the morning, and HVAC and electrical in the afternoon. If they all go smooth, I schedule the framing inspection right away for next week, and hopefully we can insulate right after that.

This week has gone really well. Let hope for a big successful finish!

Ode to GWL3

July 21, 2005

I’m very lucky to have such a great guy for a dad.

He called me this afternoon, wondering if I was going out to the house to do some work today. I replied that I planned to, after work, and after Janet came home to take care of Maeve. He said he would meet me out there. That was great, I told him, and I’ll call him later when I have an idea about what time I could get there.

A little later he called again, saying he was on the way. He wanted to cut the grass, and clean up around the yard. This was about 2:00. I said great! But I can’t get out there til 5:30 at the earliest. He said that would be fine, and he would keep himself busy. Great I told him, I’ll call him when I was on my way, probably about 5:00.

Janet got home about 5:00, and I was about ready to leave, when she shared that her freind, Patty, gave birth to their newborn son, Seth (Congratulations Patty!). Janet wanted to run our bassinet over, as they would borrow it for the next few months. OK, no problem. Except the bassinet didn’t fit in her car’s trunk, nor my car’s trunk. I did manage to fit it in the passenger seat in her car (provided I moved the seat all the way back). So I didn’t leave our apartment til 5:45.

I still had to run to Home Depot to pick up some items for my dad and I tonight. I tried calling him, but he didn’t answer. I ran into Home Depot, and was on the way around 6:00. Tried calling again, and he still hadn’t answered. I felt real bad as I knew he was working real hard by himself.

I got to the house about 6:30, and found him finishing up trimming the lakeside lawn. He had mowed the lakeside, trimmed the haybales, and the rest of the stuff we have out there. He also cleaned up our driveway real well, organized the remaining lumber for our future use, and cleaned up our side yards as well. He was very sweaty and tired.

So we worked on the neighbor’s yard (the one that got wrecked a month ago). Then while I was finishing running some wire, he put up the silt fence that had been destroyed previously by the framers. This meant he was pounding in stakes with a heavy sledgehammer into semi hard ground.

He was very sweaty and dirty when done. I bought him a subway, and wished I could give him more. The least I can do now is say, “Thank you Dad! Janet and I really appreciate all your help. You are the best!”