New Home Update


The plumbing has been started at our new house and the rough-in is complete. That means a new water line from the street to the house, a new sewer line from the house to the street, and all the plumbing under the house as been installed and led up through the walls so it’s ready for fixtures to be installed later. Not the most exciting pictures but, it is what it is. Progress!

Digging a trench for the sewer line

Trench for the water supply line to the house




Washing machine. Woohoo!

Kitchen plumbing for refrigerator

Master bathroom, plumbing for the sink.

How good is your imagination? We’re thinking something like this for the vanity, medicine cabinet and sconce lights.

Ali checking out the cold water line for the kitchen sink

Where Ali will be taking baths next year… The plumbers fill all the pipes and the tub with water to check for leaks.

I’m pretty excited about this. When our friends built their house, they added a hot water line to one of their outdoor faucets. Great for dog washing. Great for washing the car in cold weather. Great for filling up a kid’s pool (or water table or water balloons.) The plumber loved the idea so much he said he might install one at his own house.

So that’s the plumbing rough-in. Very interesting, right? Is anyone still reading? Chirp chirp. Chirp chirp.

Shower Heads


Exciting stuff going on around here! (Depending on what excites you, of course.) We selected our shower heads the other day. Somehow it ended up needing to be a really quick decision, as in: the plumber is coming tomorrow to rough in the plumbing and we need to have the shower fixtures. We would have been happy to make that decision weeks, months, ago. Good thing Jason and I like the same style and are good at making fast decisions. The plumber and contractor both recommended Delta so that narrowed down our options from 1,000,000 to 100,000. We settled on the Delta Vero line.

The T14243 for the master:

And the 14453 for the hall bathroom:

I’m a little weirded out by the small square shower head but otherwise I love everything about the design.

To avoid this happening again, we’re going to just start deciding on everything we can think of now, well before the contractors even ask us what we want. We prefer to find the best deals we can find online and allow time for shipping, rather than the “we need it tomorrow so it needs to be available locally” scramble.