Friday, September 17, 2010

Daughter’s Moving Day: Just Days Away!

After many months of work, Daughter’s move into her modular home on our property is finally imminent! 
When the house was trucked in and assembled in June,  there was still a list of things that had to be completed, and inspections we had to pass to make sure plumbing/septic system, electrical, and mechanical (heat & A/C) were all up to county codes.  
The  last required item on the list before she could move in was steps for the front and back doors.  The steps could be as simple or elaborate as we wanted, as long as they were  built to county safety code specifications.
We opted to have a 10 ft. x 16 ft. porch built on the front of the house.
IMG_1939 (C&E)
The back door opens into the laundry/mudroom and since this is primarily a utility entrance, we chose to have just a  landing with one set of steps going toward the barns, and one set of steps  down to what will eventually be a covered carport/parking area.

IMG_1940 (C&E) 

Both the front and back door  steps passed code inspection this week and we have finally been granted a “Certificate of Occupancy.”  The Certificate of Occupancy was the “golden ticket” we have been working toward.  Without it, the  electric company would  not turn on the power.  Hopefully,  the power will be on TODAY and getting Daughter moved in  can commence!  YEAH!
Obviously, we still need to finish the siding, bringing  it down to ground level  to enclose all that open space underneath the house, but having the siding finished  was not required to obtain the Certificate of Occupancy so it is a project that is on the “To Do” list (as well as painting or staining the handrails and spindles, the covered parking area, landscaping, grass etc.).
Daughter is taking some of her riding students to participate in an out-of-town  horse show this weekend so if the electricity does, indeed, get turned on, I’ll probably spend some time over the next day or two cleaning up the construction dust, vacuuming the carpet, mopping the tile etc., for her so she can start moving in the first of next week.  I know she’s anxious to get into her very first home.


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh YaY Shari. How very exciting. I am glad to see this progress in moving onto the property. Now how much longer before you will be making your move ?


Cindy said...

Her home is so very pretty, I love the front porch, perfect for hosting barbeques, etc.
Hugs, Cindy

Willow said...

Your Daughters new home looks beautiful.

It reminds me of My Husbands Aunts home. His cousin bought some property years ago and it was so big that they bought a modular home and her Mother moved in it.

They use to have the family reunions there for years.


Adrienne said...

Yay!! Finally - at last! Such good news. Can't wait to see more of her home once she's moved in and settled. Love the porches and steps. Reminds me of a modular we lived in for six years before moving to this home.

Shelia said...

Oh, yay! Your daughter's home looks so nice and the porches and steps are wonderful! I'll be she can't wait to get all settled.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What fun.... She'll be so close...I would sooo love it if my daughter was only a few steps away. Congrats to her! Please give us a tour when she's all settled.