Once again I have failed to stay current. Yesterday Brock modified one of the master bedroom windows to comply with egress requirements. Here are some before and after shots of that:
Mark brought by a sample window for us to try out:
Also on Friday, Tom, our Energy Star certification guy, stopped by to look over our progress. He pointed out some insulation details we need to pay attention to and made plans to do a blower door test to measure the air tightness of the house. Currently it's not very air tight, but we're working on that. Anyway, Tom spent some time looking over our plans, and told us that he was really excited about our project because he hasn't worked on a house like this before.
On Thursday Brock went back to the warehouse to pick up the rest of the expanded polystyrene which will insulate the basement slab. Here's what it looks like all stacked up in the garage:
And finally, today we were supposed to received a delivery of eleven boxes of tubing and manifolds for our radiant floor heating. Except that the delivery company disregarded the note we left with instructions to leave the packages at the end of the driveway. Instead they informed us through their website that there was no one to receive the shipment, therefore they would make their next attempt...on Tuesday. A phone call to the company wasn't much help; best case scenario, we get them to drop it off Monday, but that doesn't make up for the fact that Brock was planning on getting started on laying the tubing on Sunday.