Still working on the house... spent a lot of time there over the weekend, plugging away at all the details. Scott's parents and brother were there to help, along with David. Here's the scoop:
Siding is done on the front and North side of the house. (Thanks, David!)
Front decking has been installed... now we have a front porch! Scott installed the deadbolt and handle on the front door... so the ugly temporary one has been removed and we can start using that entrance.
Top section of the back deck is framed. The lower section still needs to be framed, and Scott is trying to decide whether that is a "now or later" project.
Kitchen countertops are IN! I love love loooove the jaw-droppingly gorgeous marble slab we selected for the island. WOW is an understatement. The granite has been installed on the countertops - it's a subtle black with some gray & quartz flecks that will look great once the under cabinet lights are installed.
Plumbing is making its way in. Oil-rubbed bronze fixtures that supposedly weren't available for the kids' showers mysteriously appeared and have been installed. (Yea!) Water should be turned on very very soon and I can hardly wait - the port a potty has lost its appeal! (oh wait it was *never* appealing...)
Still hoping to be in before my birthday... oh please, oh please!!!