Oh please please please please

…let us get our certificate of occupancy. We are scheduled to move in this Saturday (!!!) and we still need to have the final inspection by the City inspector and process the final bank draw request and get the bank inspector to sign off too. How did we come to cut it so tight? Why didn’t we give ourselves some wiggle room?

Well, have you ever noticed that whatever time you are given to complete a task you do it in that time? It’s like some kind of law or something.

Oh, we went to our first Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association meeting last night. They have their s*** together, boy. They are ORGANIZED! They have sector reps (we are in the yellow sector), website, steering committees, many other committees, officers, etc. Last night the City of Austin Clean Water Program department was the main attraction, and when I say the department I mean like all of them came. It was all about the sewer line replacement program and it was pertinent to us because one of their major line replacements skirts right along our new house. If they time it right it could be happening exactly when we have my family in town for Christmas. Yay!

Here are some pictures:

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The wood panels next to the door and the railing are temporary and the concrete planters and path up to the house are still to come. Oh, and the carport too – which is one of the main reasons we went to the BCNA meeting. We need to get a variance to put up the carport.

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Entry – paper still covers the concrete floor at the Entry.

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Hallway w/ LIGHTS!!!

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And last, the chrome doorknobs by Baldwin Brass. They are just adorable – I want to wear them as earrings. :D

**8/17/07 Update: We got our CO! We got our CO!

4 Responses to “Oh please please please please”

  1. Ryan Brown Says:

    Good luck Nana & Scott! The house is looking great. By the way, it is a law :)Parkinson’s Law = “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”

  2. Nana Says:

    Thanks Ryan! And thanks for the reference to Parkinson’s Law – I knew it!

  3. David Says:

    Nana-
    Welcome to the ‘hood! I’m on S. 3rd closer the the little park area (James St.). Cool house! I think we have enough people now to start a McMansion committee- don’t take it personally, this hood throws around that word so much its lost all meaning. Let me know if you need any help moving in or any restaurant suggestions.
    dp

  4. How To Build House Says:

    Wow, you’ve done nice work here, and I mean both on the house and on the blog. We’re doing something similar while learning how to build house.

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