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Friday, May 20, 2011

Ball of confusion

Ok so it's time for my second post and let me tell you today was a day. We are almost at the point were we will make our final selections as well as write the the last check for Ryan to secure the closing costs. So here I am at work minding my own business and I get an email saying the payment will be a whopping 4k more than was previously discussed. In that moment all the excursions for my upcoming vacations, happy hour drinks, and my afternoon visit to Banana Republic vanished right before my eyes...Say What!?!?!? I set up a meeting on Monday to sort it all out because as it turns out the figure was a very loose estimate but I haven't totally reconnected to life as I knew it before I got that darn email! I have so many small questions for our sales rep on Monday, I hope he gets lots of sleep and has a really great lunch because I am 159% certain that I am going to get on his nerves. He is the greatest though wouldn't trade him for the world!

Okay so now to talk about our developing obsession...why are we driving through the neighborhood every chance we get and they haven't even moved the smallest granual of dirt on our lot? It's like what do we expect to see? I don't know but for whatever it's worth it sure makes me feel better after we do it. Today was a good day to drive by too, there was a man jogging outside and he actually waved hello as we drove by...poor guy he must have thought we were crazy the way we stared him down as he bounced by. Oh and one woman was cleaning out her car and had her garage door open, Lord forgive me but why was I all up in that lady's garage when I drove past...don't laugh...I wanted to see how much space I was going to have to work with. I hope people don't think I am crazy but this is good stuff! Anywayz let's see how Monday goes, any tips on things I should be making sure I cover in this meeting? I know one thing I want to know is, can we paint during the first year, I saw on a blog were a woman said she knew she wasn't supposed to and how it was killing her. I wanted to have the whole house painted before we moved in but if I have to pay this extra money our walls will be whatever color the builder paints them for awhile. I am about to put a red light on my porch and see if I can make me some fast cash (kidding I think).


  1. You can paint if you'd like, but most people wait 10 months until after the inspection because of nail pops and once Ryan fixes them, you have to touch up/ repaint all of those areas. It's your choice though! I know I get on my sales reps nerves but I think I have actually done pretty good so far!

  2. Chelly is can paint it if you want to, but make sure you have plenty of extra paint so when you have to do touch up(and you will) it will match...also, ask your sales rep if they will even fix your nail pops if the wall has been painted...we have heard both.

    And your comment about the red light cracked me up...LaLady, you have some competition when it comes to making us all laugh!!!

  3. They will fix the nail pops but they won't sand or paint if you change the color. Don't worry about getting on the reps nerves, I'm pretty sure they're use to it.

  4. I am so lame...sorry guys for just getting back to the blog world but I am back in full effect! Thanks for all of the feed back. I think I will wait to paint but gosh it will be hard. Everything looks so bland without the color. I think the Sales Rep told me that they paint the ceiling the same color as the wall so the molding could stand out. Not sure how I fee about that but we will see.