Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Let There Be Light

We have working lights and outlets now.  When we were there at 5 pm, the electricians were getting ready to hang the ceiling fans.

Sides of Garage Door

Breakfast Room

Main bath and half bath

Back Sliding Door

Dining Room

Front Entryway

Master Bath

Whole House Surge Protector

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Home Stretch

Nothing happened Friday.  Saturday the painters came and hung the doors back up and installed most of the handles.

Today, the painters trimmed over the white from spraying the trim.  They'll be back Thursday to finish the full second coat on all the walls.

We're estimated to close 8/16, so we will have a lot of things happening quickly here.

Tuesday & Wednesday 7/31 - 8/1: Electrician comes in to install microwave, ceiling fans, outlets, switches, & covers
Wednesday 8/1:  Finish HVAC, well hook-up and test, & final grade of yard?
Thursday 8/2:  Countertops & painter to finish second coat
Friday 8/3:  Finish plumbing & gas meter install

Sunday 8/5OPEN HOUSE 1-4 PM  Please come and say hi!
Monday-Wednesday 8/6-8/8:  Flooring
???:  Cable company to run line underground to the house
Thursday 8/9:  Paint touch up?, garage door opener install?, "specialty work" (we don't know what this is exactly, maybe closet shelving, etc?)

Monday 8/13:  Driveway install (tentative, may try to squeeze this in earlier if it's okay with Doug)
End of the week of 8/13:  Landscaping--finish grade & de-rocking

Thursday 8/16?:  Close, clean, and appliance delivery
Friday 8/17?:  Possible moving day

September:  Hydroseed the lawn

Somewhere in there, I need to schedule to have window blinds measured & installed.  I'm just getting 2" faux wood blinds for every window.  Home Depot will install them all for $118.  I'll work on curtains later. 

We also need to figure out what we're going to do about a water softner.  My husband is going to talk to the well guy on Wednesday.  The security system also needs installed sometime soon.

I'll try to keep the blog updated through all this craziness.

Funny cartoon of a goose giving a loony bird a long list of house cleaning tips

Thursday, July 26, 2012

More Trim & Paint

Yesterday, Wednesday 7/25, the trim crew finished installing all the trim.  When we got to the house in the evening, it looked like the painter had also come back and started to spackle all the trim and some dings in the drywall.  He left the can of spackle and metal spatula thingy, so I went around and spackled some more spots he missed.

The trim people also installed the steps off the sliding glass door, the handrail on the basement stairs, and the columns on the front porch. 

Keystone still needs replaced

Today, the painter came back and sprayed all the doors and trim white.  He will be back Monday to do the final/second coat of paint, re-hang the doors, and maybe install the hardware.  After the flooring is installed, he'll be back again to touch everything up and fix the window issues.

I also have another issue and I think OhioMags did too.  I'm sure it's a common thing and I need to let it go, but it's bugging me.  The first time the painter came in, he rinsed out his paint cans and flipped them upside down inside the house on the subfloor to dry.  So I have big paint/wet stains in the great room and sunroom.  Then today, this big spot was in the entry/great room.  I'm guessing it's from the paint sprayer.  Logically, I know it'll be covered up with flooring, but it still irks me...a lot.

Reminder...we're having a Wayne Homes Open House on Sunday, August 5 from 1-4 pm.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Gutters, Trim, & Doors...Oh My!

We're happy the gutters were finally installed today.  We're supposed to get some storms Thursday.

Much of the interior trim was done today and all the doors were hung.  The crew will be back tomorrow to finish the trim.  Thursday and Friday the painter will come back to spray all the doors and trim white and finish the second coat of paint on all the walls.  They will also paint the outside of the front door and sidelights dark gray.
Small coat closet to the left; Double office doors

Close up of trim

Bedroom Closet

Basement door to the right; Bedrooms straight ahead

The countertop company came in today to make the templates for the kitchen and bathrooms.  They're supposed to install them 8/2 or 8/3.

Monday, July 23, 2012


I'm so excited!  The cabinets were installed today.  They are Spring Valley Square Maple.  When I find the name of the color, I'll update this post.  All the bottom cabinets have shelves that pull out.  I didn't realize it until my husband told me.  How cool is that?  Our old house had no cool stuff, so it doesn't take much to make me happy.

Update: The color is Sedona.

Master bathroom

Dylan's bathroom


Friday, July 20, 2012

Digging, Deliveries, & Fireplace

The storm sewer trenching and pipes are finally done.  The excavator still has to come back to do the rough grading.

The fireplace company came in today and put up the mantle, trim, and granite surround.  I can't wait to decorate it for the holidays.

All the cabinets, interior doors, closet doors, trim, and laundry sink countertop were also delivered today.  Next week they'll be installing it all and then the painters will come back to paint everything white.  They'll also do the second coat of paint everywhere when they come back.  It also looks like they delivered materials for the front porch posts and to make the back steps off the sliding glass door.

Laundry sink countertop

Next week is going to be exciting!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

More Paint and Digging

Today, we supplied a painter's assistant.
He was so excited to help paint his bedroom.  After a couple hours, he only had part of that same wall of the closet done, LOL.  It's okay, daddy painted the rest of the room.  The painter did trim the bedroom for them, which was very much appreciated.  Dylan is very anxious to get his new dinosaur room.

The painters got the first coat of Legend Tan on all the walls in the rest of the house.  Tomorrow is the last day for the painters for this first phase.  They'll come back later after the cabinets and trim are in.

The excavators did the storm sewer trenching in the front of the house and on the garage side.  They dug all the trenches this morning, but some storms came through around lunch.  They returned later today and finished it all.  The pipes in the front weren't finished due to the rain delay, so the crew will be back tomorrow to finish. 

Garage Floor drain
The excavators will also probably start the rough grading of the yard tomorrow. We needed a couple truck loads of dirt to do the front yard. Thankfully our development has a big dirt mound in the back from the other home construction projects. Free dirt! We just have to pay for the truck to haul it from around the corner.

Some of the windows' inside edges are banged up.  We think it may be because contractors were using them to move 2x4s and other items in and out of the house.  I have to admit, I am pretty upset about it.  They're brand new windows for a brand new house.  They should be perfect and shiny :).  One window in the sunroom has a gash in it.  The others just have the white paint rubbed off the wood trim.  My husband talked to Doug about it today and he was upset that it happened.  He's going to talk to the contractors and make sure it doesn't happen on other houses.  Then the painter is going to sand and paint them so they look perfect again.  I don't think the one in the sunroom will be 100% fixed, but maybe they can make it less noticable.

We made our fourth trip to Home Depot this week.  The electrician will be in next week, so we had to get the ceiling fans for all the rooms.  We also opted to get our own laundry sink faucet versus buying the one Wayne Homes offered.  I'm surprised the credit card company hasn't marked our account for fraud by now.