Elevation Certificate & Interior Walls Getting Completed

It was a busy weekend, and a busy week.  The carpenters have been working in this 100 degree heat.  At least most of it is inside in the shade.  There is no H-Vac at this time.  I am so excited to see so much progress, so fast.  I have got to be the most patient person on this earth as I have waited almost 20 years to see this dream come true, and NOW I am getting anxious.

This week we are supposed to have the surveyor out to take measurements for an elevation certificate.  This is a flood insurance and bank requirement.  We thought we had taken care of that 20+ years ago.  But I guess they just set the elevation marker, but didn’t issue a certificate.  Too complicated for me.  Now they have to come out and take measurements from the house to see if is built above the 100 year flood plane elevation.  It’s like closing the door after the horse is out.  It’s not as if we could tear it down and rebuild.  They did set a marker when they came out 20 years ago, and we built about a foot above that mark, so I’m sure we are good.  But all prayers and crossed fingers are appreciated.  More on that later.

I anxiously come home each evening so I can see what the progress has been, while I am off basking in my cushie job sitting at a desk in an air-conditioned office filing my fingernails and chewing gum.  At least that is what my husband would lead you to believe.  That coming the retiree sitting home in an air-conditioned house watching Gunsmoke reruns.  Now you know why I am such a dependable employee and never miss work.  🙂  Just kidding, of course.

One of the little items that we changed in the house was to extend the balcony to make a little reading nook with a lot of natural light.  It looks even better than I imagined.  Can’t wait till December to get to use it.

This is our reading nook with temporary rails.  This faces out the front of the house and gets natural light out of the south
This is our reading nook with temporary rails. This faces out the front of the house and gets natural light out of the South
A closer look at the reading nook
A closer look at the reading nook

We also made changes to the laundry room and added 4 feet to the depth so we could have the mechanical’s and freezer in there also.  The plans specified the door at the corner of the room, but to be able to utilize the room more effectively we centered the door.

Laundry Room
Laundry Room

As you can see, it is also the access to the crawl space under the house.  This crawl space is about 4 1/2 feet, so you don’t have to crawl, but can walk almost upright.

I’m sure the plumber and electrician and the heating contractor will appreciate that.

More later this week.  I have taken pictures of the carpet; laminate & tile that will be used.

So stay tuned.

Annie, The blond chewing-gum bimbo twisting her hair around her finger all day.  Why, bless her sweet little heart!