The electrician began stretching electric wire through the rafters and down the walls August 2nd. I made an executive decision to determine location of the porch TV. Considering bar, grill and window placement, seating and late afternoon sun, I chose to forfeit one porch light and hang the TV in the eastern corner. As always, Wayne isn't interested in making the decisions, but expects I'll make the right ones.
|August 2 -- The Island Electric truck remained on site this evening.|
|On August 2 the recessed can lights were mounted into the vaulted ceiling of the casita.|
|August 2 inside the garage. I suppose the electric box will be to the right on the white paper.|
|Wayne is standing in our single closet August 2.|
The tiny closet measures just 2.5' x 2.5' and opens from the bathroom.
|We will forgo the porch light on this side of the door to mount the television. |
Two windows will be cut into the wall and an exhaust fan will be mounted in the center over the grill.
On Monday evening, David sent a text to say plumbing would commence Thursday and the roof installation was scheduled for Saturday. HVAC work is expected sometime in the next few days too.
We enjoyed a string of three days without rain but the next four days brought showers, including a near full day of steady rain on Friday, August 4th. It would be Saturday evening before we stopped in to see the progress. Here's what we found....
|Saturday, August 5 - Here's what's cooking on the porch... |
Water, electric, sewer and gas lines for the still-to-be-built bar.
|August 5 - electric box has been installed.|
|Washer and dryer connections are complete by August 5 too.|
|Kitchen plumbing - also August 5|
|August 5 Lexie and Ozzie join me for a visit to the location of the toilet.|
|August 5 - The exterior is covered with Hardie Board. |
A light mounted on the southeast corner will show onto the wooded area behind us.
There is an ever growing coyote population in this preserve. They howl when emergency sirens go by.
|August 5 - two fans and six recessed lights are mounted in the porch ceiling.|
NOTE: The gap in the roof plywood appeared to have been remedied when this picture was taken.
|Saturday, August 5th -- Sheets of metal are going onto this side of the roof.|
|The front has roof panels a few hours later|
|August 5 at the end of the day.|
|The view across part of the lake from our site|
A 40% rain chance remains for the next two days, followed by three days of 30% chance. It keeps the grass green anyway.
At this point we are pleased with David Thompson of Gulf Construction in Fairhope. The construction pace seems steady and well managed. We are approaching the point of the first construction draw which occurs once the utilities are roughed in. Not to be confused with the first payment to the contractor: A deposit was made prior to commencement of construction.
I am happy... hope to remain so.