PROJECT DARKSTONE: Day 252

Well, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, we are ready for the inspection.

Ok.  Not true.  Here is what is left on our list:


Install boxes for Exterior Outlets
Install Range Hood Power in circuit breaker
Redo Pantry Lights
Run ground wire to outside box



Yep.  Just four things.  I want to give you a minute to let that sink in.  They are all small and pretty easy (as soon as Richard finds somewhere he can actually buy the ground wire he needs to run to the outside box). We will go finish those things first thing Monday morning and Shazam!  We're done!

I love that Redo Pantry Lights is on the list again.  This will be the 3rd time I have put up the boxes and wires for the pantry lights.  Every time someone installs something they decide to run their vents right where my boxes are and take the boxes down when they see they are in their way.  3rd time's the charm, I'm sure.

After we finished today I swept so much that now I have blisters on my hands.  I tell you that to elicit lots of sympathy. (If you want to send me a card that would be a nice gesture.)  I also tell you that so you can appreciate how clean the floor looks in the following picture.  I know you can't see much, but it hadn't been swept in about 6 months, so believe when I tell you that it looks so much better!  More exclamation marks!!!!


Coming up you will see the beauty that is the breaker box.  This took almost a whole day all by its lonesome.


Next is the Hot Water Heater, and the Plumbing manifold.  (If I'm calling everything by the wrong name, please don't tell me.  I like to feel like I know what I'm talking about.)


See what a mad genius my husband is?  He soldered all those copper pipes together (or maybe sweated them together?  I don't know.  Plumbers are weird.) to create this work of art.  He's so clever.


And so, based on the evidence I have just laid before you, you can clearly see that we are, indeed, ready for our 4 way inspection.  So let's all cross our fingers that the inspector will be able to come out on Tuesday!  Hooray!

Oh!  And here are some new exterior shots, just for kicks!


I'm surprised how much I like just the plain, unpainted siding, but yes, we are going to paint it.