We had not not been out to the building site in over a week. We needed to meet with the builder to go over a number of things. We had to go out of town Thursday evening and returned Friday evening, in a downpour. We set up the meeting for 9 AM this morning.
Chestertown turned out to be unusually busy this morning. Not only was the Farmers’ Market in full swing, but the Half-Marathon was this morning. The route was laid out along Quaker Neck Road, and there were competitors and support groups everywhere.
The builder was at the lot when we got there. There was so much done inside! The tile was completed everywhere except the bathroom. We were really pleased with our choice and how it looks. It was mostly covered for protection, so we pulled up a corner to get a picture.
The interior doors were also installed, along with most of the window and door trim and the baseboard.
The brick wall in the great room was completed.
The garage doors and openers were also installed.
We went over a number of items with the builder. We settled on the design of the enclosure for the fireplace flue (visible above the brick in the picture) and on the supplier for the kitchen cabinets. We also resolved an issue with the main bathroom sink and specified the locations of the floor outlets.
The wells for the water and the geothermal heat pump had also been drilled. The exterior still needs to be completed. The stucco contractor is behind because of the rainfall during the past month.
We discussed the schedule for completion. He is now planning for the third week in October. This will still give us plenty of time to move before Thanksgiving.
The build needs our choices of paint soon. He went with us to the Sherwin-Williams store in Chestertown so we could get a full set of samples. The marathon was still in progress, and we passed a number of runners on our way to town,
On our drive back, we discussed our moving schedule. At this point it looks like the first week in November will work.
All in all, we were very pleased with the outcome of the meeting and the progress that has been made.