Category: House Building

We Got Our Keys!

Well, we did our final walk through this morning and got all of our new keys finally. We have yet to get our occupancy permit but we’re told it should be later today or maybe tomorrow. Such a nuisance. We got our first quote for our driveway and…

Moving Day

Alright, I didn’t actually get pictures of people moving us….but I have pictures of stuff moved into the house!! We started moving stuff on Friday, 7/11 around 9:30 and just about everything was moved in by 2:00. I had to skip out after…

Basement Leakage

We finally had it, our first big rain since the grading has been done! And guess what, it still leaks! We only had a short 15 minutes of hard rain. What will happen when we have a full day of downpour like we did when the basement got 2 feet…

Nearing The End

Looks like we’re getting pretty close to the end people. Our field manager Matt is back from vacation so we finally got some communication on the house. Bank inspection is Wednesday, final cleaning is Wednesday, paint touch ups this week, and fixing some electrical this week. We were…

Is This The Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?

It happened, we got a final grade….WHAT? It looks pretty ok, we still have some piles that we need to remove….ourselves. Ouch! We were thinking about filling in the ditch with these so we’ll see. and yes, that is a Bohemian Rhapsody reference Backyard…

That New Carpet Smell

Ahhhh, it’s finally here! The new carpet, along with that new carpet smell! All of the floors are officially layed. The only thing I’m not a fan of is the feeling of the carpet in the bedrooms. For the great room and hallway we got the…

Getting Ridiculous

I went to the house yesterday and wasn’t pleased with the basement. We still have water coming through the walls….aren’t the walls supposed to be waterproofed?? This is my evidence that we do have leaking issues and I’m not sure if a…

Let There Be Light

Great Room with the can lights we installed Light bulbs I chose to go with, I’m actually very satisfied with themWE HAVE POWER! We have been waiting for this day for MONTHS! I cannot believe it is finally here. The floor guys were supposed to come today and…

A Little More Progress

Saturday Bryan and I got the drains dug and ran in the yard for our front gutters and sump pump to drain out to the ditch. With pride we did it pretty much on our own. I was sick of my dad working so hard that I asked him to…

Minor Update

We have been doing so much work ourselves over the past 2 weeks. We get the electrical trenched and ran and FINALLY approved, but we are still waiting on the electric company to hook it up to the main line. Could be today or tomorrow but we had a big…