Welp, its official. Our house smells like NEW HOUSE now! Why is that, you might ask? Because our dry wall is up. Totally up. Eeee! It was a nice break from what had been a hard, tiring week. I’m not gonna lie, it has been exhausting with a new puppy on board. With me going back to working nights and the puppy not sleeping at all at first, Josh and I have had our share of fights and frustrations this week. Puppies are no joke and require all your attention (which we knew but now it is SO real!) We are excited that he is settling into a routine and also is the cutest dog around. There… that was a huge dose of honesty from someone who doesn’t like to look weak. I like to put a face on like everything is rosy, but this week was tough, and we appreciated your prayers of encouragement. Here is a picture of the little guy… he sure is a cutie pie 🙂
I will keep you all posted on puppy days and how his training is going. As of now, he sleeps for about 4-5 hours and needs to go out once throughout the night to pee, then goes right back to sleep. He whines for about 5 minutes when put in his crate and then goes right to sleep or plays by himself. THERE IS HOPE! He also loves to play tug of war and has semi-learned to play fetch with the chuck it toy. He is in LOVE with peanut butter. More updates in the future (and cute, adorable, wonderful photos!)
Anywho, back to drywalling!! That was a bit of a puppy rant. So we stopped by the house yesterday and lo and behold they had started the drywall process. Today, it was finished! Woohoo! Check out some photos:
These two are day one and two of drywalling. Definitely see some updates eh?! We have WALLS! Walls that will be painted! So exciting, indeed.
This is a panorama of the living room, dining room and kitchen. I cannot tell you how happy we are to walk through and smell and see the house the way it is. It is alllllmost a livable space! Speaking of livable, we decided to celebrate the drywall process by ordering pizza to our future address. I will tell you, the pizza delivery guy was confused as to why a construction site ordered take-out….
Baha you may laugh. We had a blast! Here are a few other photos you may like to peruse through:
We think the next step is painting and then…. CABINETS! See ya next time and thanks for reading 🙂
Well friends, the time has come that our house can officially be called a house. You saw them install windows, you saw them frame two whole stories… but now… we have DOORS! This closes our house off to bugs, to outsiders, and most of all, to RAIN! Last Saturday we went out to the house, really just to give our family a tour and were surprised to see doors and a garage door! Take a look!
You’re going to get sick of me saying this- but it LOOKS. LIKE. A. HOUSE! So exciting 🙂 You can see the shingles were dropped off as well, getting ready for Monday’s roofing project. Speaking of….
BOOM! Yeah buddy! Our house has a roof with shingles on it! I also look like peg leg 🙂 Story behind my peg leggedness: We have painfully discovered a fire ant hill directly under where I normally stand for these photos (as evidenced by all twenty of the bites on my poor feetsies…). Hence, the fashionable lean. Anyways, this may be the last time lapse photo you see for awhile- they have finished most of the outside work for now. The last few outdoor finishing touches will be siding and our porch and driveway- which aren’t completed until the interior is mostly done.
After our giddy excitement on Monday over the shingles being finished (helping keep ALL the rain out. Bonus! Helping to get rid of our interior puddles, one warm day at a time 🙂 )- we walked inside the house, and were even more thrilled. They started fitting the house with mechanical rough in! That means getting ready to put hot and cold water throughout the house, as well as piping the plumbing (my knowledge just keeps growing). We did not expect to see this put in so soon. They are FLYING now- but no complaints here!
Kitchen sink piping. Can’t you see the ooba tuba counter tops in your head?! Almost there!
I made Josh take a picture of the orange goop they used to secure the piping in. SO WEIRD! That pipe leads from the kitchen upstairs through the floorboards to the….
Master bathroom SHOWER!!!! AHHH! Like I said, we are starting to get the parts and pieces to a house, huh? Below is the future kiddos bathroom:
Tub with shower 🙂 Here is some more piping, I know you love seeing it all!
This is the set-up for the toilet and shower for master bath. Josh is standing on the stairs going upstairs taking the photo- hence the odd angle. Soon we will have drywall and won’t be able to take pictures through the “walls”.
One final photo shows what our garage is filled with right now- aka today’s project for the builders?? Who knows what we will find next!
That is everything to finish HVAC set up as well as our furnace (front and center). To the left of this photo is a huge pile of bags of insulation for the metal pipes.
We shall see what happens today and the rest of the week. We are SO excited for the interior of our house to start to come together 🙂