The month of November has been slow going on the new home front.
We are still awaiting inspections; some are complete, others are pending.
Brick and mortar was delivered a couple weeks ago.
We are waiting for the brick layer to complete another job before they start on our house. Hopefully that will be soon, if not this week.
Insulation has been done and drywall delivered.
The propane tank is now buried and they have installed the electric meter for the house.
All the windows and doors are finally in and they poured the steps to the basement several weeks ago.
I'm thankful the month has gone quickly. Hopefully, the necessary inspections will get complete this week so the drywall contractor can start their work.
On a separate note, I wanted to thank those of you who took a moment to write a nice comment on our cat Pebbles. She had been slowly going downhill over the course of the last six months. She didn't tolerate the move to the apartment well. Last week she quit eating. It was a hard decision to make. I posted earlier photos of her; when she was healthy.
That's the way I'd like to remember her; when she was fat and spunky.
Thanks for reading. Take care and may your week be truly blessed.
Dear son and I took a break from morning lessons to watch our propane tank being buried and installed.
We left once the tank was in the ground. It was cold, we were hungry, and they still needed to level it and push the dirt over the top.
Overall, the house is coming along...
All the mechanicals are in and the utilities are hooked up.
I guess it took them 3 days and numerous phone calls to find the tap for the water line (the connection from our lot to the water at the street). Thankfully they were able to get with the contractor who developed the sub division and he actually remembered where it was! Hard to believe since the subdivision is about 8 years old.
New water meter for our home
The main thing now is getting through all the inspections, fixing anything they need to fix and get the inspectors back out.
Our project manager said brick and sand would be delivered Thursday and Friday this week. He was noncommittal as to when they would start laying the brick though.
Once all the inspections are finished, they will insulate the house and then start the dry wall process.
Unfortunately, our closing date has been pushed back and delayed.
I can hardly say the month without choking and my stomach getting in knots. The month starts with an "F" and ends with a "y".
As Scarlet would say in Gone With the Wind, "I'll think about that tomorrow."
I'll leave you with a nature picture from our "brisk" morning outdoors.
I had someone leave me a comment on my previous post asking about the pattern for the pictured blanket.
I made this back in February as a stash buster and wrote about it on my old blog (The Good Life).
The commentor said the book, that the pattern is located in, is no longer available.
Even though the book may not be available to purchase "new", I wanted to share that I've had great success in purchasing used books from Amazon (and I also like Half Price Books).
If you look at the listing on Amazon, it shows that there are used books both in hardcover and paperback from .01 cent (quite a bargain). Of course you'll have to pay shipping and handling on the book which is usually around $3.99.
The book is Vanna's Favorite Crochet Gifts and I've found it listed on these three sites: