Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Time To Be The Squeaky Wheel

VERY frustrated  right now with the progress, or lack there of, on our house.  NOTHING has been done since last Thursday and our neighbors who we were caught up to, has two stories completely framed.  We have a call in with the PM to see what is going on and why they have wasted three beautiful working days doing nothing.  We're also telling him that we need  weekly updates in order to "earn" that 10 on the survey they are so worried about.  Hopefully, we get some answers soon and keep him on his toes.  So that's the reason we haven't updated lately, there is no news to update!

On a better note, we heard from our landlord today that we can stay until November 30th now, and it looks like we're definitely going to need it.  Originally, we has discussed being out by October 31st for him to have time to show it before the weather got nasty, but with all the delays it looks like the house won't be done in time for us to move out and get the apartment cleaned up before then.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Foundation Progress

Over the past week the footers and basement walls have been poured.  We're amazed at how quick that was done.  We drove over Thursday because we were so anxious and were so happy to see that since we just broke ground Monday.  It has since been waterproofed and underground plumbing was started.  We went into the basement which made the feeling so real. It actually looked small until we got into the basement.  I even kept asking my hubby if they got our model wrong somehow.  Looks like we're about the same stage as our neighbors now, who started a week before us, but not sure what model they are building yet.  Hopefully, they finish the underground piping and pour the slab this week, but we will call our PM this week for our weekly update.

This week's progress:
 Waterproofed basement walls:

Rough-ins in the basement for a future full bath
Overall underground plumbing.

Can't wait to see what they do in the upcoming week!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We have a hole!

Well, they stuck to their word and broke ground yesterday!  I was honestly doubting they would as we've been hearing about ground breaking for about 3 weeks now.  It's not much to get excited about, but it means that we've officially started the construction process!  Hubby got an email from our PM who says our footers were being poured today, so they are moving right along!  We're planning to head back to the house Saturday to see what got done the rest of the week.

Family room side

Garage/Kitchen Side

Sunday, August 14, 2011

We have permits!

Our permits were FINALLY approved by the county Friday, so PM said we're set to break ground tomorrow.  It's set us back a bit and we might not get in until early November now.

Since we're finally going to break ground, I'll update you with all the options we have selected for our home:
  • Elevation C
  • Partial Stone Front
  • Morning Room with ceramic tile set at 45 degree angle
  • Granite Counter tops & ceramic floors tiles in kitchen set at 45 degree angle
  • Cherry Cabinets, New Caledonia Granite Counter tops
  • Gourmet Island 
  • Stainless Steel Appliance Package
  • 4' Extension in Family Room
  • Hardwood in Foyer & powder room, Carpet everywhere else, upgraded to level 2 padding and carpet.
  • Sitting area in master bedroom
  • Double bowl vanity, maple cognac & wheat counter tops in master bath
  • Jacuzzi tub with jets
  • 5th bedroom 
May have forgot some things, but I got the big ones!

Tile in Secondary Bath

2nd floor carpet

Master bath tile.  I love all the colors in the accent!

Cabinets & countertop for master bath

Vinyl floor in laundry room

Kitchen cabinets

Hardwood floors & railings.  Love how dark it is!  Also, a hint of the granite countertops.

Hoping to get out to the site tomorrow to see what progress they make!  So excited the building process is officially starting!