Monday, April 25, 2016

Another weekend another Trip

I actually started this post a week ago but decided to hold off on this because there seems to be a mistake in the home.

It has come to our attention after one of our weekend visits that a mistake had been made on our kitchen. As you can see from the original selections post, we had selected the double oven with the microwave over the cooktop. We had decided that we could install the hood I wanted ourselves.

Well during our visit we discovered that the cut out for the oven looked small. I texted our PM and he sent me a screen shot of the selection sheet and sure enough it looks like we chose the microwave/oven combo. I was also told that the selections have undergone a change and the option we chose was now something else.

Having said that I distinctly remember having had the conversation about the options and even mentioned several times to the PM to make sure the outlet above the cook top was centered because I would be changing out the microwave. He never once said to me that I was incorrect and that a hood would be installed per our package.

With that said as pissed as I was, I was talked of the ledge by my boyfriend who reasoned with me that some of the items, as small as they are, we given to us for free. He also reminded me that I have a electric roaster, a crock pot and you can cook in the microwave (even though it's not convection). Plus this was the package we were thinking about because of the hood. However I made it very clear that I was upset because what I have on the selections sheet is called a Deluxe Kitchen and the selections book simply says Gourmet.

Head over tot he selections tab to see the update.

Now for the here are some pics we took:

Saturday, April 9, 2016


As promised in the last post we stopped by the house and found there were deliveries and work being done. A while ago we were informed that the trades didnt work on the weekend so we were surprised.

This is what we amsaw as we pulled up to the house. 

I know we arent supposed to enter the home when they are there but I haven't been here in almost a month. When I walked in they were very nice. I found that they were paintjng on the second floor so I couldn't go up or down because the cord was blocking the basement door. Being limited to the first floor all I could get was pics of the chair rail installed in the dining room and boxes upon boxes of cabinets. 

So here you go

And there were even more boxes filling our morning room.

As part of our normal routine during the visit we drove the neighborhood looking at the patio and deck options. We have been in a bit of a conflict because he'd like to have a deck and me, I prefer just a patio. On our drive i think we found a good compromise. 

As you can see, the deck wraps slightly around the morning room and leads to a patio of of the walkup basement. This is a good compromise but I still hate losing the twp small windows in the rec room area because its the only natural light for the area. 

I almost forgot, we locked in our interest rate. We haven't gotten an official closing date but we were told early to mid May. I need to get this packing in gear and finalize the movers. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Making Progress

So I have been MIA for a few weeks. I just couldn't get my words together. I have tried to post many time but I just didn't like what I was reading, it almost seemed like gibberish to me. We had our pre-drywall meeting on March 22nd. I wasn't able to make it but he was nice enough to facetime me for my own comfort. As you can tell from some of my posts I can be a little OCD so not being able to be there was going to drive me crazy.

I sent DBF to the meeting with my binder, yes I said binder. I told you the way my mind it set up I wouldn't have it any other way. My binder is full of all the options we selected, the standard options included, our HOA docs, Q&A from 1st meeting with the PM and my decor ideas. I have even included the shopping list for my home decor. 

But lets get back to the meeting. Some of my questions from the 1st meeting couldn't be answered until this moment. What I mean by this the movement of outlets and changing the swing of a door. I also plan to discuss my cabinet knobs and getting the PMs thoughts on the wall panel for mounting the tv. The Mr. has his heart set on this 
I, on the other hand would prefer something a little more traditional. The above stand and panel are anchored to the wall. 

Any who when he arrived this was the first thing he saw

We have brick and siding. Its amazing that at one time I thought they were moving too slow and now I just want them to slow down a bit. But as Wendy says "I'm a woman and I'm allowed to change my mind" lol. The BF's job these last few days has been to run me a list of things that still need to be done as a way to make me feel better in addition to reminding me they only have one trades group working in the house at a time and they don't work on ours on the weekends. 

We plan to go over tomorrow to see how far things have come since the last we heard they would be starting drywall. I'll post pics tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

P.S. stop over at the shopping tab, I've made a few changes.