|Apparently "Fi" is short for "Final" which would have been way too time consuming to spell out.|
This is normally something the builder would do as well, but when our project manager guy said he'd call first thing this morning at 4:00 yesterday afternoon (tomorrow!? There's still time to call today!), John took that into his own hands as well. He called the power company himself and 30 minutes later the power guy was there. A few minutes later felt like this scene from Christmas Vacation. (at about 3:49 if you want to skip ahead)
We had LIGHTS! We spent the next 20 minutes flicking lights on and off and figuring out which switch did what. Very exciting.
Now, it's in the bank's hands. Early on we were told that it's usually a week after the C.O. is issued that they will want to close on the house and get paid (remember? this builder funds the build out of pocket, and instead of us getting a construction loan we only get a mortgage once the house is complete). But we were also told we'd be in the house by Christmas, and then early February, and then FOR SURE by the end of April.....so I'm not holding my breath.
I had a couple of requests for pictures of the inside, and, well, I did my best. I really could have used a wide angle lens to take pictures of empty rooms since they are basically pictures of nothing. I think my iPhone actually has a wider lens than the smallest I have (18mm) but oh well. It's all I've got. The pictures of the rooms with THINGS in them will be much more pleasing anyways. But if you just cannot wait, here is a group of pictures of empty rooms.
Speaking of all the things, I have quite the collection of things from garage sales from last fall (that went straight into boxes) and this spring. So Laura, just for you, once we get moved in and start unpacking things I'm going to show you all the stuff I've got. To be honest, I really don't even remember what all I bought. Since it's impossible to know how you are going to decorate a house that isn't yet built I went with the method "if I like it, I buy it". If I don't end up using some of the stuff, I'll resell them at my own garage sale I'll have in the fall. I may even mark things up $.50 more than I paid for them. GASP! I mean, most of the stuff took up space in a storage unit I've paid for so it's only fair, right?
We're really excited, y'all. Can't wait to put this all behind us and move on. And move in. Speaking of moving in...anyone want to help? Please and thank you!