Monday, September 5, 2011

It's Raining, It's Pouring, My Old Man is Snoring

My 3 Crazy Kids on the Front Porch From The House
It's true. It's raining. It's been raining all day. The kind of rain that doesn't seem like it's ever going to stop. The kind of rain that you pray for after weeks of no rain. The kind of rain that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a good book and a cozy blanket. The kind of rain you loathe when you are building a house. That's what it's been like around here. And my husband is sleeping like a log. So I decided to post a blog update.

The house is going great. So great, in fact that I am waiting for the bottom to fall out. Not literally! I am definitely not waiting for the bottom to fall out of my house. It's just that so far we have not run into any of those legendary snags, roadblocks or moronic sub-contractors that we've heard so much about. We've not had to wait on anyone yet. Now we've been a hold-up for a few people. I'm pretty sure our cabinet guys are ready to deliver our cabinets so they can have their storage space back. Our poor granite guy has called me twice to make sure we still need granite. "Yes, Lalo, we still need granite, just not yet."

From The House

From The House
The exterior painting is about half-way finished. We rented one of those bucket-lift-truck things for the painters. Thank goodness the rain waited until they were finished with that. I'm pretty sure they will have that finished by next week.
Josh and I cleaned up Sheetrock today so that the painters could start on the interior painting tomorrow. Exciting!!! The painting, not cleaning up Sheetrock. Sheetrock dust will invade your personal space like a bad date with halitosis. That stuff was everywhere! I shampooed my hair four times before I felt like it was clean. I won't even mention what my nose feels like right now.
Interior paint colors have been chosen and purchased. Light fixtures should be next on the list, but I'm pretty sure that's going to turn in to one of those last minute things. It will go something like this:

Electrician guy- "You guys need to get your light fixtures picked out."
Us- "Let's go look online and head to Lowe's to look around."
Electrician guy- "there's no rush, just sometime in the morning."
Us- "Where did we see those lights we liked? Lowe's? No, World Market and Lighting Direct. Oh. Well those stores aren't in Cullman, so we'll have to pick out something less perfect and more expensive at Lowe's. crap."

The Kitchen (one of the rooms that will have over-priced, not quite what we wanted light fixtures, unless we get busy ordering some fixtures)

From The House

Seriously. That's what will happen. We should be ordering lights now and it's just not happening. Unless Josh reads the post in the morning and decides that we need to order them tomorrow night. That would be good.

The Master Bath before sheetrock From The House

The Master Bath after sheetrock From The House

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