After a month of wondering when it would happen, I received a message on Friday from the engineering firm.
Despite being previously told that before we can even begin demolition we need to have an electrician selected and draw up plans for the electrical work he (or she) that's not true.
We hadn't yet found an electrician we wanted to do the work for us so that was kinda gonna be the bottleneck for a while. And that was frustrating because I'm trying desperately to make sure everything goes smoothly, in line, right after another, and with minimal delay. And then everything was suddenly on hold waiting for electricians to get back to us with bids.
Turns out, that's not the case. Our engineer wrote, "I think we have everything that we need for now" and that he would let us know early this week how Plan Check goes.
Having never gone through this process, I have no earthly idea what could go wrong but I'm prepared for the worst. Maybe they'll want detailed drawings of the fence we just got in last week. Maybe they want everything re-done in a slightly different special shade of blue. Who knows. (And why is Dealing With The City™ such a crap-shoot anyway?)
And I wonder how much more money the City is going to want from me...