The stairs have been completely rough-framed...
...so it's now possible to walk "upstairs". Most of the second floor Warmboard has been installed as well. The shade from the second floor sure helps keep it cooler underneath though!
Warmboard supplies these little jig tools to keep the tubing grooves well aligned during panel installation:
The trench location is a slight alteration from the original site plan, being south of the driveway instead of north of it; Brad felt the south side was easier to excavate. I'm just happy since it means they didn't need to dig up the driveway :).
A small phone company (CenturyTel) is the carrier for this area. I knew from talking with the neighbors that DSL is available in this area, and wanted to ask about installation procedures. Paul did it the easy way though, and just laid in an extra conduit with string so they can pull whatever lines they want. If I was running the job I wouldn't have realized that that was an option.
After looking up our new address, the CenturyTel support person told me that fiber-optic service was available in this area. That's realllllllly hard to believe. So I asked her again, and she again said it was, based on other addresses near ours. Well, I'll believe it when I see it. We have fiber-optic at our current house and the move back down to DSL will be easily the toughest part of this move for me... (yeah I know - poor old suffering Jay).