Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Driveway and Sidewalks are in


I’m not sure what goes between the sidewalk pieces, in front of the driveway, but I’m sure we’ll find out soon. Apparently they only put one layer of blacktop on the driveway for now. Then 6 months from now when it has settled and what not, they give it another coat. 

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Oops and wows

We went to check on the progress of our house on Friday afternoon.  It is going splendidly, thank the Lord. The haveIMG_8407a the cabinets up in the kitchen, base boards throughout the house, railings, bathroom tile, primer on the walls, and some of the appliances are in.  One teensy weensy problem we noticed right when we walked in… they installed the island in the kitchen sideways.  Its 90  degrees off- the cabinetsIMG_8427a were supposed to open towards the stove… now they open towards the sink and dishwaIMG_8409asher.  The







sales rep panicked and called the contractor to come over and look at it, then he started making calls.  Apparently, in some homes they install them long ways like that, and whoever installed it made sure it was the proper distance away from the other counters.  So, after some deliberation, Hubby and I decided that we actually liked it better facing that way. Since it was technically up to code, they let us keep it that way.  I think it actually opens the kitchen up a bit.  I was very excited to see that in all my lower cabinets there is a shelf that slides out! And I am going to have to invest in a cute step ladder because there is no way I will be able to reach those top shelves!  I can’t wait to see what it is going to look like when the counter tops come in!!   They have almost finished grading the lot! This was taken at the back of the house towards the side yard.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

We have siding!


The shutters and front door are supposed to be painted a hunter greenish color.

Friday, April 17, 2009

It’s looking like a house inside too!

IMG_8344Part of the basement





Our slider,  opening the right way finaIMG_8331lly!







My kitchen, and pantry. Doesn’t look like much, but I’m excited!!





Dining room / Living room


Pumping insulation into the attic


Monday, April 13, 2009

A leeettle bit of drywall

Or as they say out here, “sheet-rock”.  I still can’t get used to that term.  The image that always pops into my head is giant slabs of granite.  Why would I want those on my walls?  The brickwork is finished! And from what we could see, they have drywall up in the garage.  Hooray. IMG_8322

Thursday, April 09, 2009



This was as of yesterday, then I went by today and saw they have bricks up in the front! Yea! There is a little brickwork on either side of the garage, then up the one side of the front to the peak. They estimate the completion date to be May 20th.