"When will the house be finished?"
Well, that is a good question! We've had a few setbacks and I'll admit that I'm a little discouraged.
We don't have sheetrock yet, but I'm hoping by the end of the month we do.
One of the first setbacks was finding live termites and dry rot in many places.
I guess that's the advantage of having the entire house opened up.
The good news is that we exterminated them and repaired the rotten wood.
Another surprise was finding out our garage floor was only an inch and a half thick!
So, it was jackhammered up and new concrete was poured over rebar.
Now it's not only thick, but safer--especially if we have an earthquake.
The one setback that really got to me though was when thieves broke in to our house and stole the contractor's tools, building permits and job cards.
As you can see, they even broke the window of a car parked in front.
Just for fun.
I mean, who does that?
They literally climbed up the scaffolding to get to the roof, then went down into the atrium and broke the lock on the kitchen door to get in.
Then to get out, they forced the old garage door open.
I'm so thankful my new garage doors weren't installed yet and that they didn't break any new window glass to get out.
Today, the scaffolding came down.
To celebrate, I bought four quarts of paint to sample on the stucco.
The concrete will be poured this week for the sidewalks and "driveway."
Things are shaping up!
Trying to stay positive here....