Got past a major hurdle---the rough plumbing and floor framing inspection. There were quite a few little things I was concerned about. The inspector didn't share my concerns. He was very complimentary....The rough in plumbing had to be temporarily extended up 10' , then an inflatable plug put in the lowest point of the plumbing, then the whole thing filled with water to check for leaks. (The plug is called a 'weenie'. I'm going with large piping so I never have to worry about drain problems...Turns out a 4" weenie is hard to find. My brother Jim was with me as we went around the plumbing supply place, and had to inform the owner he didn't have a weenie big enough) Fortunately a plumber at the shop sold us his well used weenie for half price. (Oh grow up)
The inspector was very impressed with the framing progress. Now the most fun stage starts. First some strapping (I'm using scrap OSB) goes under the joists perpendicular, then the 14" batt insulation goes in. Then I can put down the subfloor. Then I get to start framing. THAT is the most fun stage of the whole project. I just wish it were Spring instead of early winter.