So we had our home demo on Wednesday and boy was it long. Of course, that was what we were expecting (our PM said about 5-6 hours), but it was actually a little under 5. The appointment was at 10 am and we were on the road at about 2:50 pm.
We thoroughly enjoyed the demo even though it was cold, wet, snowy AND we had a 7 yr old running rampant throughout the house. <---Well he wasn't running buck wild but of course he was antsy, even though he had plenty of things that we brought with us. The snowflakes being huge combined with a strong wind equaled "snow ball fight". Nature Won!
As far as the demo, there were no major things found. A lot were cosmetic changes where we went through the house and did some blue taping (just painters tape ripped into pieces and placed next to the all the imperfections so that the painter/drywall guy/carpet guy/cleaners/or #whoeverjobitistofixthosethings could come and fix them). Yup, the hubs enjoyed himself!! Me, I had preferred to look out the windows most of the time. Our PM and his assistant also helped in blue taping.
Some of the things that either our PM found prior to us getting there or we found throughout the demo were:
- fixing yard settlement (just minor yard settlement next to our ac unit,
- fixing caulk around a couple of windows (exterior),
- fixing the dryer exhaust vent flapper (ohmigoodness people, my husband was going to lose him mind if this didn't get fixed...all he kept talking about was if he was taking a snooze and all was quiet in the house except this incessant flapping noise from the vent flapping away outside! lol). Of course our PM had no problem doing this!!
- cut a plumbing tube so that we could access a nozzle at the bottom of our hot water heater (the tube is right in front of this and is super tall so it would prohibit us from reaching the nozzle),
- fix a light switch in the family room...so the hubs has some issues with our light switches (well not anymore)...the first - a few weeks ago he asked if we could change where we could turn on our floodlights (we have 2 instead of 1) which ended up being fixed the way we wanted it...the second - during the demo, in our family room, we found that our upside down outlet was on the same wall where our television/other TV stuff will be...there is a switch that goes to this upside down outlet, so with valid reasoning, the hubs asked if we could get this changed somehow...at this point, we're not exactly sure what the electrician will do...some of the options were: flipping the outlet right side up, disconnecting the power to that particular outlet (just the upside down part) or disconnecting the switch to that particular outlet...the reasoning for this change is so that no one accidentally switch off our TV or whatever else we have plugged into that outlet...my husband used the example of the Xbox but there won't be ANY Xbox playing in my family room...that's what the man cave/rec room is for!!!!!
- other things, were just re-cleaning the entire house as well as our egress window in the basement.
Our closing is set for March 13th and we will meet our PM one more time on that day before closing to sign off on the above items being completed. Fellow bloggers, we are almost there!
We finally got some pictures of the outside of our home when it was sunny and bright outside. BTW: This past Saturday and Sunday was BEAUTIFUL!!! See below: