I went over to the house tonight to see how the staircase handrail turned out. It was covered back up with plastic, so I won't be able to see it as a whole until after the walls are painted. What little I could see, looked good. Oleg is still going to add some branches for me, and we still have to put on the crystal; but it doesn't affect the inspection. The stair treads are almost all in place, and not the least bit slippery. Good thing, since I would really hate to fall down them, or up them for that matter. It would be pretty painful, if I managed to survive it.
The remainder of the glass should go up next week. We decided to also mirror the wall above the cupboards, up to the crease, where it meets the ceiling. The plumber installed the Kohler Crevasse sink in the island. I have to say it's fantastic. It's the perfect prep sink, complete with a food disposal. It has three settings, and has plenty of water pressure, that moves the water from side to side.
The floors in the dining, and living rooms had their final coat of protection applied, and next week these rooms will be ready to be painted.
The electrician has been installing temporary lightbulb type fixtures in places where we don't want to put any until after we move in, and finish painting. They look terrible, but we can't get our CO without them. We're into the eleventh hour of this build, and there's no time to complete everything.
I lose all track of time, when I'm at the house alone at night. I like to envision how we'll use each room and try to figure out the furniture placement. It was kind of a shock when the lights started to dim; then I remembered the electrician put them on a timer to turn off at midnight. Fortunately he set it with a five minute warning. I scrambled to gather my shoes, set the alarm, and make it out the door, before the clock struck twelve.