Saturday was bright, sunny, and warm, so we worked outside almost the entire time (though the girls were inside caulking). Cody kept grinding foundations, but took "breaks" by doing some insulation in the basements. Actually, it's not really much of a break. The sheets are much larger than the 16" wide rolls used in regular framing, and we put in big honkin' concrete nails to hold it up. After the insulation goes up, we cover it with a plastic moisture/vapor barrier, again with more concrete nails.
So Tuesday was more grinding, foundation plaster, caulking, and painting. Painting of exterior doors, that is. We took all the doors off the hinges (front door, door to garage from house, and door to garage from outside) and took them over to house 3 where the sprayer was set up. It takes a few coats of paint which have to dry a bit in between, but really it didn't take too long to get them done. The longest part was that there's simply not room to do more than about 8 doors at a time in the garage, and 9 houses times three doors means 27 doors, and about 3 batches of spraying--so it ended up taking 2 nights to get them all done. Then we took them back and returned them to their hinges. Tuesday was another beautiful day so we didn't have to cover the entry ways while the doors were off. After the doors were put back on the houses, we got our door knobs! They came with 4 keys: three of which we get to have right now, the other one stays with our project manager so that he always has access to the houses until after the open house.
Thursday afternoon, Cody went out to build and I took the girls to pick up Lee, and guess what we found?
Where's the rest of the team?
House 1: carpet in, foundation done, basement insulated, sprinkler system started.
House 2: caulk and spackle finished, foundation done.
House 3: caulk and spackle mostly finished (a few baseboards need to be fixed first), foundation all done.
House 4: caulk and spackle done, foundation grinding done, basement insulation done.
House 5: foundation grinding done, carpet done. AND--They had a new baby! :D
House 6(ours!): finishing plumbing done, foundation all done, basement insulation done.
House 7: foundation all done, sprinkling system started, basement insulated, caulking and spackle done.
House 8: foundation grinding done, basement insulated, caulking and spackle done.
House 9: siding almost completed, foundation grinding done, basement insulated, baseboard completed.
All 9 houses: exterior doors painted (except for the back porch door, which has to be done with a paintbrush and can't be done in the rain) and caulked, door knobs on exterior doors installed, vacuumed out and ready for carpet and the end cleaning has begun.
Whew. 3 weeks left... oh my...