I might be the only one but I find drywall (before mudding and taping) absolutely agonizing. It looks so bad. Makes me feel like the whole thing is a disaster.
Realistically it’s not that bad. By the time they’re done it will look great I’m sure. For now though it really looks bad. And there’s trash everywhere.
Our porch was poured a couple of days ago. Didn’t get a good photo of it until today.
Insulation was installed yesterday. They did the entire house between 1:00pm and 7:00pm with the exception of the space behind the shower wall which the sub-contractor chose to be sneaky about. They pushed a little down from the top and a little up from the bottom but didn’t actually remove the wall to put insulation behind it. Luckily there was a small crack I could probe through to know that they hadn’t done it. The construction managers got right on it though. They even took pictures:
They even double checked for me behind the stairs:
… and under the furnace platform:
I’ll reserve final judgement for later but so far Fieldstone has been 100% on my side. They’ve done an excellent job in every way.
Building a home probably isn’t something you should do if you can’t spend some time watching over it but if you’ve got some time and a good general contractor I honestly don’t think it’s any worse than looking for a previously-owned home.
Electricity was done a week ago. I would have written about it then but I haven’t felt like writing. They put in a 2 outlet box in one place where they were supposed to put a 4 outlet box but other than that everything electrical is fine from what I can tell and they’ve already corrected that problem.
Some guy also cut one of the wires in the crawlspace while he was cutting a hole for a vent. Supposedly that will be fixed when the electrician comes back to finish everything.
Plumbing was installed today. For the most part it looks like they’ve done a fine job. It’s amazing to me that they got so much done in one day.
The concerns I’ll be brining up tomorrow are that there’s no insulation behind the second bath tub, there isn’t a drain pipe for the washer / dryer tub thing, and the master tub seems to be missing it’s protective liner.
Update: They’ll get the insulation in soon, the plumber is coming back to put in that drain, and if there’s any damage to the tub they’ll replace it. Awesome.
I should also mention that it rained a fair bit today and, because there are no shingles on the roof yet, the place got a little wet. I hope that’s okay (it probably is…).
My bank recently “upgraded” to your software (Corillian Voyager) and I find it severely lacking compared to their old software.
Has arbitrary limits on the length of some strings
Has arbitrary limits on the contents of some strings — A bill-pay account number can only contain numbers. One of the accounts I pay has other characters in it.
Can’t pay bills by wire transfer (routing and account numbers) — I used that feature often with their old software.
Displays account balances on every dialog it possibly can — You mask the account number but you try extra-hard to make sure a shoulder surfer can see how much money I have (or don’t have).
Dropped my account history rather than carry it forward — The last software had history back to 1980-something when I
first opened the account. That was after a couple of upgrades.
I’m sure that as I continue using your software I’ll find many other things it lacks compared with their old software. I just wanted you to know that I hate you (you corporately, not you personally) for selling your crappy software to my bank. I may even switch to a different bank over this.
I finally got down to see the crawlspace. I’m sure that once the plumber has done his job there will be a few more obstructions down there but for now it’s actually quite the nice wide-open space, about 7′ tall.
A little muggy at the moment though — I think it rained the day before they started framing.