Monday, August 18, 2014

The moving begins

We passed all inspections with a couple minor 'corrections'. HiLine (via Day or Night Electric) will have to move a wall heater about 4 inches to comply with the manufacturer's installation requirements. Which should be at the same time they install the correct (hopefully!) living room light and a doorbell. 

The 'nick and ding' drywall guys are supposed to drop by soon. Plus, Todd needs to bring a replacement window and trim up a closet door. So, very nearly complete!

Of course, our work has just begun. We are moving slowly. The outside landscaping is next on the list, but may be minimal for this year now that football season is in full swing and elk season is right around the corner.

We have the most important item in, so now we can just take our time:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Finished! (Well, almost.)

We had our walk-through with HiLine yesterday. We made a small "punch list" to be completed by HiLine subs, including:  doorbell, some lighting, windows, and sheetrock touch ups.

The electrician came out yesterday to remedy the light situation only to find that HiLine had, again, provided the wrong light. He will have to come back.

Really love how the kitchen/great room turned out:

Inspection should be done Thursday, so if all goes well, we will be moving in this weekend!

Friday, August 8, 2014


All the bedrooms and the hallway have carpet now. Love it! I think it looks great with the wall color.

The electricians need to finish the lighting and the door bell issue needs to be resolved. They are supposed to be here Monday or Tuesday.

Tuesday we have our final walk through with Todd from HiLine. As soon as we sign off with HiLine, they call in final inspections and we can move in!

We still have a lot of little things to do and finish, in addition to moving, but as Tim said, we have 30yrs to get it all done! We will take it slow and easy. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Not surprisingly, the finish date has been pushed back--again. Carpet has been our holdup. There are several things that happen after carpet is installed, so until then, we are at a standstill.

We are also waiting on the electricians to finish correcting all the lighting. 

August 8th is our the date we have been given for carpet install. I am still puzzled as to how this is the item holding things up. We ordered their standard carpet and during the ascribed time. But, it is what it is!

Mike, the trim guy, is amazing! Trim, doors, etc. look beautiful. Any little concern I had (and there were very few) he fixed. He had to install all the base trim in the bedrooms BEFORE carpet because of the delay. I am worried about the carpet layers damaging the trim (stay tuned!).

All the plumbing hardware is in. Both bathrooms are complete except switching out the dome lights.

Master bath:
Kid's bath:
We have been busy with concrete the last few days. A couple days of prep and framing, one fast and furious day of pouring and a few more of getting our colored patio just right before sealing tonight.
Back adventure in DIY color and stamping:

So, I am really hoping this wraps up by start of school and football!