Friday, November 6, 2009

House Update

Well, we're in the home stretch. No pictures today because nothing has changed on the outside. We have, however, encountered a few problems, some minor, and some very major!

Just about everything is finished. As far as I can tell, we're waiting for window treatments, some flooring, sod, and, oh yeah - ELECTRIC!!!! For some unknown reason, FPL decided not to wire our lot for electric when they started the subdivision a few years ago. And for some unknown reason, the construction company has only noticed it NOW. Hmmm.... could it be because they stole electric from our neighbors?? I think so!

So now we are stuck waiting for FPL to come and tear up our street and yard and wire our house. The house can't pass inspection without electric, which means we can't get a certificate of occupancy. And after it passes inspection, it takes a few days to cut the check to pay the impact fees to the city.

When it's all said and done, our closing date will probably be moved from the 16th to the 20th. Not our first choice, but, it could be worse. Our lease at the apartment is up on the 24th, so we'll still have time to get out. The painting may not be done in time, but we can always put the furniture in the middle of the rooms. We weren't originally planning on painting, but one feel of that flat paint led us to call John the Painter. He's scheduled to come in as soon as we close and paint all of the rooms, except the bathrooms.

Oh, and the best part about this is the irony - As soon as we own the house, we'll be putting solar electric panels on the roof!!!!!

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