Wednesday, October 31, 2012

First Floor Framed!

Time to catch-up!  These were taken on Sunday, it was such a lovely day can't you tell? 

Our PM called Friday afternoon for our weekly call and said that the first floor framing was going up as he spoke, and that they would be working on it Saturday as well - we drove by Saturday and yup, a whole crew was there!  (So we went back Sunday for picture time, haha)

I drove by yesterday and we had a second floor!  I didn't have my camera, but hope to get some pics today :)






Friday, October 19, 2012

A good foundation

Sorry for the lack of posts - we've been busy.  As of the last post, we have been waterproofed and back-filled... our PM said they are pouring the basement and garage slab today!  We have also met one set of next-door neighbors who seem SO nice, and the people across the street who have twins our sons age! We are really excited about the NEIGHBORHOOD as much as we are about the house!

Our only concern, that my husband is asking our PM on their weekly call today is this:  There is no water-proofing material around the garage foundation - is this correct?  A problem?

view from across the street

view from front-left

a look inside the foundation

view from back-left



Friday, October 12, 2012


We got 'em.

Also of note - there was a HUGE dead tree on the back corner of our neighbor's lot.  Like 2 inches from our property line, so not our to take down but our to look at.  The same guys that cleared our lot were taking down the ugly tree yesterday - apparently our neighbors jumped on the opportunity to have it taken out and we are loving that! (a. it means they care about their yard, b. it means we don't have to look at an ugly dead tree forever.)


Ok - so the photo above is the small area of brush that Ryan refused to clear, but will be off of our morning room.  Really?  You cleared 95%, you can't clear this last 2' section?!  Rawr.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

There is a big hole.

sorry for the awful cellphone pics... I was solo with a screming toddler who wanted to climb on the "TRUUUUUCK!" so I snapped and drove on...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cleared for take off..

We were supposed to break ground Thursday... then Friday...  then Monday... yeah, drove by last night (and every night checking) not sure what's up.  Here is a pic of the (semi)cleared lot since I can't show you a picture of our big hole yet!

In semi-related news, we did find out our loan was approved yesterday!  Knock-on-wood... but we've had a great experience with NVR so far!

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Well, we've reached our first snafu and we haven't even technically broken ground..  They cleared our lot, and my husband I went to check out the progress last night.  We didn't take pictures, because, well, we assumed they were not finished.  The brush area was cleared about 75%.

Our PM just called, and said they WERE done clearing but they left a tree to the right of our lot they would like to take down after review since it's the only big tree there.  I agreed with that - but not with the fact that they think that little 4' x 2' cluster of brush is ok just chilling right outside of our morning room.  If it was trees, ok, but it's weeds and brush - nothing pretty.  Rawr.

Husband is on the phone with the 'clearing' company now to see how much they will charge us to take that clump-o-crap out.

Am I over reacting? 

from the front

from the back

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Guardian - TV Placement?

We need help... we can't decide which wall we will be putting our television on in the family room and need to tell Guardian where we want our cable jack.  (We are not mounting it)

OPTION 1:  If we put it on the "back" wall (the wall that is shared with the office) you would be able to see if from the kitchen the easiest - BUT we would have to arrange our furniture in a less "open" scheme:

OPTION 2: If we but it on the "side" wall (the wall with the windows) the furniture lays out a little better (very low profile furniture so the windows would not be blocked), and you may be able to see it from the morning room - BUT I doubt I could see it while in the kitchen and would the glare from the windows be too much?

Thoughts?  How did you decide?  Help!

EDIT: RickandNadase, like this?:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pre-Construction Pics

Our lot, with the four corners of the house staked and the sold sign up!