Monday, September 19, 2016

The House - Wrap-Up

One last post on the house, then I can move on from documenting the whole homebuilding process and move onto only blogging about our trips...

I mentioned in my last post that we sold our house.  We had to be out of there on June 24th, 7 years and 364 days after we purchased the house.

Our new house was pretty much ready, but we couldn't pass a final inspection because our permanent electrical meter wasn't installed.

Rocky Mountain Power dragged their feet for a couple of weeks, so in the meantime we were jumping from one hotel to another.  We stayed at the Best Western here in North Salt Lake, the Residence Inn out by the airport and the Downtown Marriott while we waited for permanent power.

We were finally able to get RMP to set the meter and base, which allowed us to move in.

Later in July they started to come and install our splash pad.  First step was digging a big hole for the water tank and pipes.

Laying out the splash pad.

Pouring the concrete.

Sealing the concrete.

Once the splash pad was in we were able to have our landscapers start.  They installed the sprinklers, leveled everything out, brought in top soil,...

Added lawn curbing,...

Planted shrubs,...

and finally sod.

I'll be honest. It was awesome to not have to worry about putting in a yard myself.  I work too much to get too many big projects done on the house.

And thus concludes our 36 part series on the building of the Squire Residence.  Stop by for a visit sometime!

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