Construction Update #19 | Part 2

{In case you missed Part 1, click here.}

All I’m gonna say is: things be getting’ crazy up in here!

We’re so close, I can almost taste it. I wasn’t lying when I said that it was going to be a busy week. In the past 72 hours we’ve gone from this:

To this:


Although we’ve had them since November, I wasn’t quite sure how those lights would look in our space once they were installed. Needless to say, now I love them. I can’t stop staring at them, actually…

…like some groovy, human-sized, cloud shaped bug zapper…

Must…go…towards…the light…


Where was I? Oh yeah…I have a feeling they will quickly become a focal point / conversation starter once we move in and begin entertaining guests. I’m OK with that 🙂

Not only do we have lights, but fans too:

On the plumbing side, all our sinks and faucets have finally been installed and connected.

And our master vanity is…in a word…tall:

But hey…we’re tall people, so that’s OK too! So, in another word: awesome.

Oh, and who can miss those appliances??

Outside, they have been laying the ground work for the driveway, which we hope gets poured within the next day or two.

Of course, two hours after they finished for the day, a raging downpour blew up over the plains…so we’re probably pushed back until early next week.


While we’re on the subject of rain, our gutters were connected now that the paint has had sufficient time to dry. No pictures…I’m sure everyone knows what a gutter looks like. I must say though, we nailed matching the color as close to our trim as possible!

Ok, that’s about as much excitement that I can must up for rain catchers.

Up Next:  First and foremost, the main living space is due for an inspection from the city soon so that we can get our occupancy permit. Yeah, I said it…OCCUPANCY PERMIT!

I was told that we were looking at Friday at 11:00AM for our inspection…so hopefully that still remains the case. Not that we’ll actually be moving in this weekend, but we can at least start to get all our *stuff* out of the garage and into where it actually belongs once we pass.

Of course, this also means that I’ll be spending the majority of my weekend assembling all our new IKEA furniture…things could get interesting…

As for the rest of the outside things that need to happen: the driveway pour {complete with three sets of tiny handprints} should be very soon, and our stone siding will most likely be mounted within the next week(ish). Once those are finished, we will get the immediate grounds surrounding the house sodded, while we wait until fall to seed the ½ acre of earth dislodged when the septic system was installed.

Non-Construction Baby Boom Update:  The baby boom continues, as a few more of our family and friends welcomed new babies:

  1. First, Heather Bixler and (my sister-in-law’s sister) and her husband Dave just welcomed baby Emmeline Louise Allen-Bixler into the world on Wednesday, March 28. Such a sweet name…I’m not gonna lie, it was definitely a contender for BG4. Girl power!
  2. Our pals Justin and Kerry Wise just had their second child (and first girl), Evie Grace, yesterday as well…more girl power!
  3. Amie, our physicians assistant (who we see on a bi-weekly basis at PCI) just gave birth to her son two weeks ago! We’re super excited for her, but also {selfishly} a little bummed because she’ll most likely miss being with us when Missy delivers in May.

Congrats again, guys!

OH! Speaking of delivering in May…we’ve set a date! Mark your calendars now; BG4 will be arriving May 8, 2012!

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2 thoughts on “Construction Update #19 | Part 2

  1. Yay for having a date set!! May 8th will be here before you KNOW it!! Missy, are you going to teach up until then??

    Your house looks amazing. I love the outside green color. Although we just bought and paid for a house of our own ( I have to admit I’m a little jealous of all of the awesomeness of your house. It rocks, seriously. I know you guys worked hard many years ago to save up a lot of money so you TOTALLY deserve it. I love it. Mind if we move in while ours is being “worked on”? 😉 ha! Good luck with move and the baby….and everything else. It can be overwhelming but try not to get too stressed! Take care!

    • That’s so amazing that you were able to purchase your place! We’ve done that with our cars, but when it came to the house…well, it wasn’t an option in the end. We’ve tried to be really smart and fiscal throughout the process though…so hopefully in the end our budget still works out the way we’ve been planning.

      Glad you like how it’s turned out so far though…hopefully we’ll get to show it off to you someday in person 😀

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