We drove by the house on Sunday to find that the exterior is mostly finished. It is a light blue color with dark grey shutters and cedar shakes. It's still missing the columns on the front porch, the garage door, and the front door will be dark grey, not white like the temporary door.
We were surprised when we got there to find that both the front door and the garage door were locked. Thankfully, the insulation wasn't very secure and Paul was able to crawl through a fallen piece of insulation in the garage and unlock the door for me. We'll have to get a key from the builder for future visits!
While we were there we also experienced a train going by for the first time. We heard the whistle blow a few times but then couldn't hear the actual train from the inside of the house. That's a relief!On the inside of the house they have completed all the pipes for plumbing, lines for gas and electrical wires. They have also insulated all the walls on all three floors. They have all the dry wall in the rooms, just not up on the walls. We hope it will be done this week.
In other news, we got almost 10" of snow yesterday. It's been a weird winter with not much snow but we made up for a small portion of it in 24 hours it seems. Paul and I have had a hard time adjusting to apartment life and often complain about all the silly nuances that apartments bring. But with this large snowfall it reminded me of something that I'm thankful for this apartment for. In our old house, it could take up to a week after a snowfall for the city to remember to plow our little cul-de-sac. Paul and I would spend our afternoons shoveling the street by hand and trying to push cars around the corner who would get stuck. As I pulled out into the well plowed city street this morning, I was reminded of the little things to be thankful for.