Chaos before the calm
Walking inside - through the front door for the first time - there was activity everywhere. Jim was working on the island in the kitchen. Julie was around the corner coordinating with Darren, the project manager. She stick handled the purchasing for everything that goes inside the house, from tiles to toilet roll holders.
"Don't worry, this is completely normal at this stage of the process," she assured us, as we observed controlled chaos and a house that didn't feel anywhere near ready. "You will see a dramatic difference in the next 24 hours hours. It always seems to happen this way."
Julie has been in the home construction business for a long time. What she said and how she said it made us both feel more confident that things were going to come together.
Darren gave us a great update on why there were downspouts on both ends of the eavestrough, what was going to happen with the heating/cooling/HVAC stuff at the back of the house (it currently looks like a big lump), and the fact that the water is now on.