Brady and I ducked out today while the kids were napping to go see the house. Don’t worry, my mom was home while we were out. We wanted to see if the basement was insulated, and I wanted to see it in person, since its been a little while since I’ve been inside.
The on the main floor was 99% done yesterday, but Brady had forgotten to check the basement. Whether it was done yesterday or not, the entire house is fully insulated and polyed! The basement is tarped off, and there is a giant heater down there, thawing the ground so plumbing can be dug in and down the line, the basement can be poured. I can’t wait!!! While I’m reasonably fond of the rocks, I’d much prefer concrete in the future 😉 As Brady has told me yesterday, the house feels entirely different with the insulation!! Its quieter, and warmer, and not as echoey! MUCH more like a house and less like a shell that will turn into a house. I like it a LOT.
We did have one tough situation with our new house build today, and that is actually with the siding color. The siding has been making its way up onto the walls for a few days now, and I’ve been suspicious that the shade of grey was off. I’ve mentioned it a few times, but just kind of casually. Today, I really came to terms with the fact that I genuinely thought it was different than the color we had picked. I asked Brady seriously about it, and he took me very seriously. The color they are putting up is a lovely smokey grey. I LOVE that color of grey pretty much everywhere! But the big goal of this house is that we want it light. Very light. Everything about it. We compared some of the pictures we had taken of our house to some of the home we had used as our color guide, and they looked fairly different. But the lighting was also different. So Brady drove back to our house and took close up shots of the siding, far away shots, as well as the name on the box. Then he drove straight into the city and once again, took close up and far away shots of the siding we had asked for. SUCH a difference!
Brady took on the undesirable job of getting in touch with our builder and letting him know the situation. And this is why I LOVE our home builder. He got in touch with the siding company right off the hop and arranged for the siding to be removed starting tomorrow. No blame was placed, no fingers pointed, and we are getting the color we originally asked for!!! Mistakes are inevitable. It would be impossible to get every single thing perfect. I am completely thrilled that our builder is so willing to correct the mistake on their end and keep the process moving as quickly as possible. A large part of me really doesn’t like putting people out AT ALL, but the other part of me is incredibly thankful that we’re getting our original color after all. Big win for just about everyone.
We had a yummy supper to celebrate our success, and ended off the evening with a serious business dog pile between me and the kids. Now, Brady is doing some laps and hauling stuff into his van for the first load of moving tomorrow. He’s meeting our landlords and our internet hookup guy in the morning, so he’s getting some of the stuff transferred there already then. My mom is seeming to be organizing papers and doing some stuff on the computer. And I’m blogging, obviously, and anticipating some YouTube soon. Looks like a relaxing night after a somewhat stressful afternoon. Thank goodness that is over!