It was one of those moments when there is a lull in the action and a break in the pace of pushing to get the house further along. Director of Construction, Dennis Neal, our homeowner Alexia Taylor and I were walking through the house to discuss the next steps and tasks to be done. Alexia stopped in the doorway to one of the bedrooms and pointed up and asked, “What are those boxes for?” Dennis started explaining some of the details, “The lower electrical boxes are, of course, for the wall outlets. These, beside the doors, are light switches and the ones higher up are for the smoke detectors.”
Dennis went on to point out the boxes along the ceiling where the light fixtures would go. Light literally dawned! “You mean my hallway will have THREE lights, THREE lights?” Alexia squealed, her voice portraying her excitement. “I know real houses that don’t have three lights!” It was a moment to savor – where the reality of all that had been accomplished in the furry and flurry of work took Alexia from standing in a house to standing in her new home.