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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tomorrow's the BIG Day!!!

Hello all,

Well finally we are here.  Tomorrow is the big day and we are super pumped!  We are all packed and everything seems to be on track with scheduling.  In the last week I have been to the house so many times that it has taken away from some of the excitement, since I have spent so much time there it wont have "the big reveal" effect but I have limited the amount of times my family has been inside to keep up the excitement for them.  Seeing their reaction will make it all worth it.  I will try to post as much as I can as soon as we are up and running and share things as I experience them.  Ryan has been really good to us during the building phase which was a relief because we were off to a rocky start.  Anywayz here are a few pics of the finished product...enjoy!

 Finished Bar
 Master Tile
 Kitchen 2
 Morning Room
 Mud/Laundry Room
Walk out basement

Sunday, November 6, 2011

OMG we are close!

Hello E-Neighbors,

Well Well Well...we are just about 2 weeks from closing and the preasure is on.  We are in packing hell but in a few weeks it will be all worth it.  NVR Mortgage contacts us almost twice a day asking for updated stuff so I am hoping that this is a good thing since we have a few weeks to spare.  I would much rather they ask now instead of the week of closing like the Stevensons blog.  Anyway, guess what!!!!  We did a weekend drive by and guess what we saw?  Drum roooooooooooll please...LANDSCAPING!!!!!  OMG can you say NICE!!!  Anyway I will let the pictures speak for themselves and then I will let you know a little bit about our visit to the house.

 So nice minus the ladder & gas tank of course
 Sod still going in if you notice some is missing

Friday, October 28, 2011

Utility Bills?

Anyone mind sharing how much their utility bills have been like since they moved into their Ryan Home?  I am so curious because I am trying to draft up a budget and have only 2 examples to go by which one was super cheap and the other was kind of on the high side.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Hello all,

I don’t have much of an update except that we are going in the house on the 31st and will have an opportunity to see the walls up with all of the trim and paint, cabinets, counters, tile, and appliances!  I did break down and buy a new digital camera so I will be snapping lots of pictures on Monday.  Until then you will have to settle for a picture of our freshly poured driveway!  (special thanks to our SM for sending us this picture)

The house is coming along and will look very nice with the black shutters and red door with the fresh green landscaping.  We are less than 30 days away baby, (and the crowd goes) HIP HIP....HIP HIP....

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pre Pre-Dry Wall

We are 2 days away from our pre-drywall inspection but in the meantime I thought I would bring you all up to speed on what has been happening since I last checked in.  Yesterday was the meeting with Guardian.  The meeting went well except there was no dedicated electric in the basement for the surround sound and TV hook up.  The problem has been addressed and should be worked out soon.  The meeting wrapped up in about 30 min which left me free to explore the house.  Let me just say that this was my first time setting foot in the house since it has been constructed.  At first I walked around mapping out where things would go and trying to figure out if the family room would be big enough without the 4 foot bump out.  After about 5 minutes of doing that it hit me...this house is HUGE...OMGosh...What? that moment I became overwhelmed for a minute but I know I am making the right choice because I am so tired of being modest and outgrowing a house and feeling like we are bursting at the seams.  After I coached myself a little I was good.  Sooooo on with the excitement!

I did snap a few pics so you all could see what was going on.  Keep in mind I am having to rely on my iphone so they aren’t the best but I think I am going to just go out and buy another digital camera because I am missing out on pictures just because I can’t find my existing camera (which may have been packed by accident).

Second Floor

Half Brick Front
 Finished Brick
 Family room (w/Plenty of Space)
 Framed Foyer
 Framed Morning Room (boarded window to be placed later)

Until next time have a good one eNeighbors and Happy Building!

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's been awhile...

Sorry I haven’t posted an update in awhile but I can't find the digital camera and it is hard to get these pics off my cell phone without texting them one by one.  Finally I have some down time so here we go... 

Things had pretty much slowed down but they have slowly but surely picked back up.  I have tons of pictures but here are only a few.  You will see that after that week long rain they pretty much got all of the water out of the basement and poured the concrete.  They finished up with the grading and I just so happened to be off when the lumber was due to arrive.  I was in the model talking about food with the SR (I'm such as fat ass) when she said "well look at what we have here" and there it was coming down the street, MY LUMBER!!!!!!  Sadly I have to add that it was delivered and sat for a few days, I drove to the lot on Tuesday and left with a long face and a major attitude that nothing appeared to have moved since last Friday.  We just so happened to be in the neighborhood yesterday so we drove by again and there it was the first floor all framed up in its glory!  Our PM called to give me the Friday rundown and here is what is instore:

This Sat through Monday - Roofing
Next Tuesday - Ducts
Next Wednesday - Plumbing and Brick

Time Line Goals
October 6 - Pre-drywell meeting
November 16 - Pre-settlement walk through
November 21 - Settlement

After the rain - Dry

Back of the house
 Concrete Poured

 Not sure what those holes are for?


 I was there when the lumber arrived!!!

 Morning room Framing
 Front of the house
Family room  
Aint it purdy

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Still raining...

Needless to say there hasn't been any work done but today I walked through the mud to see what was going on with the footers that BD educated me about and look at what I saw! This can't be good.