Sorry I haven't had any updates in a couple weeks... we went by the house last weekend and they had laid the carpeting, but it was still covered with plastic so there really wasn't a way to get any good pictures of the color. We went today for our "punch list" walkthrough where we got to go around and point out any flaws... paint drips, paint on the trim, dents, scratches, nicks, etc. That was fun but exhausting. The first room we went through, the builder kept egging us on to find more things... so then we really went to town. He probably regretted that decision soon after making it! We pointed out everything! And as we walked out of one room, the painters were walking into it right after to fix the mistakes... which was nice, but led to me not being able to get any pictures due to all the people in there working! So I'm going to go by this weekend and get some more pictures... since it's pretty much done!! Exciting!
They have installed all the correct white appliances, fixed the tile in the entryway (which looks great... I just couldn't imagine it! Thanks to Jason, Chris, and Grandma for planting this idea!), laid carpeting, finished the screened-in patio, installed gutters, pressure-washed the house to clean the siding, laid sod all around the house, finished the landscaping with a few bushes and trees in the front and back of the house, and they even cleared all the brush on the hill in our backyard and spread grass seed and covered with hay! We were really surprised at that last part because we were under the impression that it would be our responsibility! It really made the backyard that much bigger once they cleared all that junk out of the way... Scott was thrilled he didn't have to do it!
The only problems were minor cosmetic issues, except a big chunk taken out of our bath tub... looks like they might have dropped a tool and it chipped it. They also didn't put up the crown molding in the kitchen, so they need to do that still. Then they need to patch some concrete and repaint some of the exterior trim above the garage that wasn't painted very straight. Other than that, it was all just paint and trim issues. Oh, and someone stole all of our lightbulbs! Weird. They put those compact fluorescent bulbs in all the fixtures and nearly all of them were missing... come on, a lightbulb, really?? Probably a neighbor wanting some spares for their house I suppose.
The final plumbing inspection was supposed to be this afternoon, and then the utility companies have to come out to install the meters within 72 hours. Since it's raining all day tomorrow, they probably won't be out until Monday. Once they're installed, we'll have our inspector come out and do a full inspection either on Tuesday or Wednesday... then we have our final walkthrough with the builder on Thursday morning. We close on Friday morning and the movers will move us that day! It will be a very nerve-wracking, exciting, and busy Halloween! :) I'll post pictures either Saturday or Sunday!