Monday, June 6, 2011

Look! We have a skylight!

So the other day I was driving and was looking at the back of the house. All of a sudden I noticed it. A single hole in the roof of my new house. A hole? Did we order a skylight? I didn't. I am pretty sure Tony didn't. One of the chillen's might be pretty pleased to hear the builders messed up and put a skylight in their roof. Who should I confer with first? I call Tony.
Me: Hey. Is there supposed to be a skylight on the roof?
Tony: A skylight?
Me: Yes, a skylight. There appears to be one right above the kids bedroom.
Tony: A skylight?
Me: Yes. One lonely skylight.
Tony: I don't think there is a skylight on the plans.
Me: Oh ya, the plans. Should I look at the plans?
Tony: You can. Are you sure there is a skylight? We didn't want a skylight.
Me: Oh, the builder is here, I will talk to him.
Tony: Ok, let me know what they say.

So, I am still pondering the lonely skylight as I approach the builders. Kinda thinking, "Well, we didn't order one. But that middle room kid will sure have the coveted room now!" Anyways, I go over to the builder, who has a few other beefy builder type guys standing around him. I approach in my, I AM WOMAN...HEAR ME ROAR attitude. Quite proud I noticed their HUGE error before it was too late to fix it. Normally it isn't the woman who notices the very important details like this.
I admit...I am rather pleased with my discovery.
The conversation goes a little like this:
Me: Hey guys.
Guys: Hey.
Me: You know, I was checking things out around here,
*(Fearing they might think I was checking THEM out...I quickly recover from that statement!),
uhhh...I was checking out the house, and I noticed something that is not right.
Guys: Oh really? What?
Me: Well, I don't think there is a skylight on the plan.
Guys: A skylight?
Me: Yes, a skylight.
Guys: A skylight?
Me: Yes. A skylight. Right on the backside of the roof. Above the kids room.
Guys looking at each other.
Lots of laughter.
Me: Confused.
Guys: Uhhh...that's not a skylight.
Me: It's not?
Guys: No, it's an access hole. So we have a place to access the roof.

It's NOT a skylight.

Who KNEW?!
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Jenny said...

Oh Jimi! I love this! The house is looking fantastic! You're a nut! I just love you!

PS. Get my guest room ready!

Kimberly said...

Ha! You're a bigger man than I am my friend... I would'a just let the husband seal with it!

Thanks again for coming ouy yo Yarrow Days... TWICE!! Did you fix the ring, 'cause I have lots more and you can pick another one anytime!

Hugs, Kim

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Hi sweet thing! Just wanted to say how fun that we are in the same area!! Thanks so much for the sweet comment. Fun to "meet" you!!


Joanne Barragan said...

You surely are a good owner! It is good to be hands on when you are dealing with your house construction. It is good that you clarified that lone hole with the contractor. But I think it is not a bad idea to have a skylight in your property. This roof feature presents numerous advantages to a property. For one, you can maximize the natural light in darker areas in the house, and cut your electric bills.

Allyson Sunde said...

Although the idea is no longer new, it is still pretty unique to have a skylight at home. It's perfect for enjoying the sunny weather without having to go outside.

Allyson Sunde

Noreen Saint said...

The small amount of light that passes through a skylight roof during rainy days is so relaxing. I really love having coffee with my mom and sisters during days like that and enjoy the relaxing weather. I hope you'll get to enjoy your new skylight roof as much as possible!

Noreen Saint