the longest wait

The further we get with this home-building process, the more I realize that it’s a lot like pregnancy. The most recent parallel? The final month seems to drag on for an eternity! We have officially sold our old home and are biding our time at my parents’ house while the new one is completed. There were a few weeks where it seemed like there was no progress at all at the house, which is why I haven’t posted in a while–I had no pictures to share! We are now less than two weeks from closing, so there has been a frenzy of new activity.

June 21st, 2020: At long last, we have light fixtures! But still no electricity, for whatever reason. They look lovely, and I can’t wait to see how the room comes together once furniture arrives. The infamous cubbies appear to be in the midst of demolition.

We finally have a closing date: July 24th. It seems like they have a lot to do in less than 3 weeks, but our builder assures us that it will get done…

July 12th, 2020: Lots of activity going on now! Electricity is officially on (which means the very necessary A/C is running). The big changes are the backsplash in the kitchen and butler’s pantry, the finished hearth and mantle, carpet in the bedrooms, and corrected cubbies! A few other minor items include stain on the staircase, shelving in the closets (some of which will be replaced with sturdier alternatives when we move in), and painted exterior doors. You’ll also notice we now have shutters, but they’re not staying as is. It’s a long story, but the little cut-outs in each corner are not at all what was included in the original plans. We’ve requested that the builder either start over or just replace with plain shutters, sans cut-outs.

As you can see, the house is about 90% complete. The big remaining projects include screening in the back porch and fixing a cabinet mistake in the kitchen. This week we’ve got the inspection scheduled on Wednesday and the walk-through (during which we can identify things that need to be fixed) on Friday. Fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly over the next few weeks…

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