Here you can see the lath(?) that the mason has attached to the outside of the masonry walls. It's this metal mesh stuff that's bolted into the wall. The stucco will be attached to this. I joked to M that it looks like our house has armor!
Here's our giant gas meter. We'll have to figure out some creative landscaping to cover this guy. That said, we're thrilled that the gas company finished their work and tomorrow the heat will be turned on! This feels like a real turning point... it means that the interior work will be able to really start up.
Here's our electric meter. M. wanted me to get a photo of it reading zero since tomorrow the electric will also be put to work.
Here's our garage door- newly installed!
... and we bought the sofa... plus the accent chair and the lovely accent pillows! We flew into the store fifteen minutes before the closed, I had M. sit on the options and I checked to see if the accent pillows could work on the tan sofa. We are thrilled to have gone through a local store especially with the current economy. We're also so happy with the price we got- and they have no problem holding the items for us until we move in. I'm really happy to have one more (large) thing down. It's a funny thing, I didn't even realize how much stress I was holding until it starts to diminish with each decision made.... with every little step I have reassurance that we're going to be okay, that we're going to be back home. I'm really happy with the sofa and accent chair; I feel like our living room is really coming together!