Thursday, October 26, 2006


Yes it is true that they are actually drywalling! since we passed inspection it is now full steam ahead. Let's hope they don't run out of steam! As you can see, they also have the new furnace and tankless water heater installed. If this keeps up, maybe we will actually get in by Thanksgiving! I'm not getting my hopes up.

Monday, October 23, 2006


I guess our contractor took pictures of some good joists because we passed our structural and electrical inspection! So now he should be able to get rolling.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The alternate universe of home inspectors

So yesterday was supposed to be our electric and structural inspection and, in fact, the inspector did come. Apparently what happened (I wasn't there, which is probably a good thing), was the inspector came and saw that our addition was raised more than 35 inches above the ground. Because of that he needed to inspect the joists. So to do that he asked our contractor to rip up the floor.

Did I mention that we have a fully accessible crawl space under the addition, from which the joists are fully visible?

Our contractor (thankfully) mentioned that the floor is all tongue-and-groove, so ripping up one section of it would threaten the structural integrity of the entire floor.

Upon which, the inspector happily went into the crawl space to look at the joists, right?


He told our contractor to take pictures of the joists and he'd be back on Monday to look at the pictures.

Could I make this up?

So on Monday he'll be back to look at photos of the joists and hopefully we'll be on our merry way. Or perhaps the inspector will want to see photos of our electric wiring as well. Stay tuned.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Reality or a pipe dream, you decide.

Our contractor is still telling us he can have us in the house by Nov 1. I've given up holding my breath long ago, but I would certainly be pleasantly surprised if this really happened.

We passed our gas and water inspections, electric will hopefully be next week and will hopefully go well, since walls can't be put up until that is okayed.

Good-vibe-sending, crossed fingers, incantations and the like continue to be appreciated.