|Look at all those outlets! :) Happy. The highest outlet is for the Range or Microwave depending on what you get. We have a gas stove so for right now it's just a range hood.|
|More outlets and the fireplace. I should have asked for the electric box to be moved up above the fireplace. I didn't notice it until I looked at this photo. It's kind of low for a Television. What do you think?|
|Interesting little tidbit. That metal strip is required code in the Carolina's for hurricane's and high winds. They do it here in PA too....even though we don't need it. Good to know. :)|
|I just thought this was cool looking. Cold, Hot and Electric!|
|The furnace and hot water heater. I love all the natural light!|
|They are starting the brick on the face of the house! Oh Boy!|
A little while after I talked to the the Project Manager I got a call from his boss. He apologized to me that I had to take all the pictures and go the extent of emailing them and then he said this: "The pictures are very telling." He agreed that the window was not the same as the others and that although he does not think it will leak, Ryan Homes is going to completely take the window out, flash it like all the others so that I can have peace of mind. Now that's what I'm talkin' about! It's exactly what I wanted and exactly what I needed to make me feel like Ryan Homes IS the company I thought it was. Now...I just need to see it done. When I dropped off the Gatorade I got lucky and saw the codes enforcement guy at the house. He said it looked like the flashing was ok but that he was going to request to see the installation instructions so that he could double check. I feel so much better about this now. I KNOW that an inspector looked at it and I know that I'm no longer being brushed aside about this window. Thank goodness. By the way, the codes officer told me that most times they do not check these sorts of things because they normally trust that the contractors are following the building codes. He told me that it was incorrect in the beginning if the flashing was not under the sill. He also said the Ryan Homes is VERY good at doing what they do and this would be a very very odd sort of thing. The framer, who is an independent contractor, is the person who installed the window and fixed it and fixed it and will be fixing it again. This time, someone in upper management is asking for a picture to be taken of the repair for me and so that he can see that it matches all the other windows. SO after all this work...I finally feel rewarded. I feel like I'm getting the house I want and I can love every last little tiny bit of it...window included. :)
Oh yeah...and I got the get go to lock in my interest rate so you better believe that I'm on the phone with my loan officer tomorrow. They said the house will be ready mid July now instead of the beginning of August. I can close early if I want but I don't have to because my contract says August. I love the option. :) I need to see what the advantages of either option is first before I decide what I want to do.