Sunday, July 03, 2011

Test Drive

So the house is to what might be called "substantial completion." I've been bumming a little bit that the move overlapped the end of the build out so we have no photos of the house both finished and empty. But only a little bit. I'll trade those hypothetical photos for being moved in for sure.

This weekend we started to share the projects with people aside from ourselves and the builders.

I wasn't quick enough with the camera, but the very first child through the door jumped up to grab the stair treads and swing back and forth. While he was doing that another child ran up to the landing and peered out through the railing proclaiming "look, I'm in jail" at which point the first child lost his grip and did a very noisy faceplant on the very hard hardwood floor. There were a few tears and then he thought it was as funny as I did.

Today I assembled our mail order patio set and we did a little "open grill.". At one point we had nine people hanging out in the kitchen. I don't think that would have been possible in the old house. The back yard handled the event very well, we managed to not melt the siding like the previous owners. The traffic on the street out front, so obvious if you are in front of the house made little or no impact behind - and even the neighbor's yippy dog wasn't all that obtrusive.

So far the only entertaining downside in the home has been bugs, fruit flies. Not sure if they've been there all along or if they rode in on the CSA, or if they came in when we started with food; but with doors being open with screens and some windows the same we've had to do some extra insect clean up on each occasion. My prediction is that will end when the storm doors are installed.

Anyway, so far it's a good house.

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