That is what we feel like we've been doing with The Ranch progress lately. Since we have been at the mercy of trades people to do the things we can't, it has been slow going the last couple of months. Our plumbers are in a very popular band and they are busy with music gigs just about every weekend in the summer, which put a big crimp in getting our plumbing finished.
Eventually, they were able to come out and do the rest of their roughing in, which allowed the electrician to get out there and do his thing. Once he started, he was on fire and got everything wired in about two days. Then, we had to wait on the electrical inspector to go out, but he couldn't find the key in our hiding place, so he denied the inspection. Turns out the electrician hadn't given him very clear instructions on where the key was hidden, so he had to schedule another time to go out and perform the inspection.
We were afraid this would delay our finishing the insulation on the weekend we had planned, but the inspector was a nice guy and told Neal that we could go ahead and insulate. We just had to cut slits in the insulation and slide the wires in, which would allow him to see that the wires were installed properly. So, that's what we did, and we were able to finish the insulation in one day. And when the electrical inspector returned the next week, he gave us the green light of approval.
It's a darn good thing we had plans to do inside work that weekend, because the weather turned pretty nasty and we got pummeled with a deluge of rain.
Next in our list of "to do" projects at The Ranch is to put up interior paneling and light fixtures and install the sinks, so we can get the final plumbing and electrical inspections done. Then we will be free to stain the floors, install a wood stove, kitchen cabinets and appliances. Of course, we first have to purchase the floor stain, wood stove, kitchen cabinets and appliances! We have ordered our well pump which should be in by October and hopefully installed soon after. Once that is done, we will get our propane tank which, along with our on-demand water heater, will allow us the luxury of bathing and washing dishes in hot water! Ahh, the simple pleasures...