Thursday, February 16, 2012

Locked In and Siding Underway

Officially locked in!   When we started this process I felt like it would take forever to get to this point, we got a great rate and are getting so close now.  

Our PM told us to come down on Friday to check out the siding but we wanted to get a preview...

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pre-Drywall Inspection Complete!

We met with our PM today and had an awesome walk-through.  Lots of progress inside the house since we were there last.  All of the HVAC is in place and most of the electrical was run.  We got to see locations of all our outlets, vents, returns, lights, fans, etc.   The bath tubs were in and the fireplace was delivered. 

 While we were there we determined that we could actually fit a flat screen TV on a kitchen wall (we really wanted a TV in the kitchen) so we did a change order to add an outlet and cable jack.  Our PM was awesome, answered all our questions and went through the remaining of the schedule in detail.  He also gave us really good news, he is targeting 3/29 for settlement!   That is next month!!!!  

We also met the electrician who was extremely helpful, he pointed out to us that due to the location of the main electrical panel (over garage slab) we would run into problems if we wanted to build out the basement later (our intention all along / alarming that this never came up before).  He suggested that they bring wiring and 2 breakers down into the basement to allow for future expansion (and our PM said he would cover that)... so I was extremely happy with that outcome.  

I took over a hundred photos, tried to capture every interior wall so that in theory I would know what is behind each one of my walls!   

Next week we will have final inspections and insulation along with some progress on the siding.  Week after that is drywall time.  

Looking out the front of our house...

Love the garage door!

Monday, February 6, 2012

1st Time in Our New House!

Exactly one week after our last visit (when we had 1 child and no walls) we came back as a family of four to see an entire house!   So the very first time we could walk into our new house we were able to do it as a family with both Reed and Riley!  

All of the framing is done, windows and doors are in and we were able to walk through every room in the house.  Got to look out our windows and see our back yard and we even met neighbors from two doors down.   Took tons of pictures... can't believe how quick the house is moving along.  Shingles are going on today and this Friday we are doing our pre-drywall inspection, can't wait to go back in the house!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Roof, Windows and a Front Door!

Our PM sent us another update today, we were thrilled when we saw the email.  House is going up so quick we cannot believe it!  We have a roof and windows and even a front door!  Shingles are going on Monday...and the electrical, plumbing and HVAC all start next week as well.  Our Pre-Drywall inspection is scheduled for next Friday!  

Windows and our Front Door!

Fireplace in Family Room

Master Bedroom

Upstairs looking down hallway...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Life is Good

What a crazy and wonderful few days!   Life is very good right now, so much to be happy and excited about!   We had a very unpredictable few days but wouldn't change it for anything.   Quick summary of the last few days:

Saturday - 1/28/12 @ 1:30 pm

We drove down to DE to check out the house... we were excited to see the lumber was delivered and they were already working on the house.  Took a few pictures, checked in with our sales rep to finalize a change order and even went to Bear to walk through the Bear Verona model again....

Saturday - 1/28/12 @ 11:22 pm

By 8 pm the same day we were on our way to the hospital, and at 11:22 we welcomed Riley Matthew into our lives.  He was 2 weeks early but is a healthy little boy and we were thrilled to have him surprise us.   

Monday - 1/30/12 @ 3 pm

With Riley and Mom recovering I emailed our PM and Sales Rep to let them know of the news and to tell them we wouldn't be able to stop down at all this week.  I knew it was going to be a big week for the house since the weather is so nice and the framing was starting.  They had offered in the past to take photos so we didn't have to make the 1 hr drive down to DE... so I took them up on that offer.  They didn't hesitate and have been great.  We got an email Monday afternoon and were amazed at all of the progress.  

Wednesday - 2/1/12 @ 8 am

So Tuesday came and went without any photos which was totally fine, knew it was a pain to have them email us photos everyday so we were simply looking forward to seeing some more progress photos later in the week.  Then first thing Wed am we got an email from our Sales rep with 3 more photos showing all of Tuesday's progress!   So awesome... house is starting to look like a house, can't wait to get down and walk through it!