I am happy to report that the Brown’s home is complete. We passed the final inspection and got the certificate of occupancy at the end of September. Gwendolen has been living in her house for a few weeks now. The dedication was held on October 1, 2011.
Sunrise Presbyterian Church’s youth group along with interns from Blackbaud came out to dig the water and sewer lines. Digging is never a fun job, but definitely essential!
Since the last post, we have had multiple groups join us. Members of St. Peter Lutheran’s youth group drove many hours from Iowa to spend the week working with us. They were joined by members of the Catholic Heart Work Camp. The Catholic Heart work camp takes place every year, and youth from all over the United States come together to participate in a week of service. They came out last year and we were so happy to have them return! The groups did a lot of landscaping that included leveling the yard, laying sod, and planting shrubs. They also dug a drain line that will prevent runoff from flooding into the neighbor’s yard and house. It only took a day for the groups to complete all of the above tasks, so they spent the rest of the week laying the laminate flooring and priming and painting the Net Zero House.
The Good Guys and Regulars picked up right where the groups left off and finished the flooring and installed the appliances. Then minor punch list items, cleaning, and touch up painting was completed.
The house looks great and Gwendolen and her boys are so happy to be living in their new home. I’m so glad that we are still building next door because we get to see a lot of them!