Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Today we closed on our new home.  It took about an hour and a half and 100 signatures.

We will spend the next two days painting, installing ceiling fans, installing blinds, installing the garage door opener, and installing cabinet pulls.

The air conditioner and cable are being installed tomorrow.

The appliances are being delivered on Friday.

We are moving on Saturday.

It's going to be a very busy couple of days.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Pre-settlement walk through

Yesterday we had our pre-settlement walk through and we couldn't happier.  Our project manager went over all the features of the house and warranties.  He was surprised by my how much I already knew about the house and Ryan Homes post move in followups.  I guess I learned something reading all the Ryan Homes blogs for the past six months.

Our project manager did an excellent job with the house.  It was hard putting our trust in someone we didn't know with something so important to our family.  I wouldn't hesitate recommending him to anyone.  He will be getting a 10 out of 10 from us.

Now what everybody really wants; the pictures.

Living room inside the front door
The first floor half bath
The first floor half bath
The family room
The morning room
The morning room
The gas stove and 42 inch cabinets

The kitchen sink
A closer look
Going up...
Second floor bathroom
N's room
N's room
Baby's room
Master closet
Master bath
Guest bedroom / office

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What we have purchased...

21 gallons of Sherwin Williams paint at 40% off

4 Ceiling fans from three 3 different stores - yes we are picky

A refrigerator

A washing machine and dryer
Whirlpool Duet WFD94HEAW

A garage door opener - Sommer Direct Drive

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Week 10 Wrap-up

"For all intents and purposes the house is finished."  The status from our project manager this week.  We have our pre-settlement walk through with the project manager on the 24th and are scheduled to close on the 29th.  

Friday, May 17, 2013

Week 8 and 9 Wrap-up

At the end of week 8 we scheduled a walk-through with our project manager. The drywall was up and the first coat of paint was on the walls.  We were shocked by how dark the flooring in the second floor baths looks.  We didn't remember our choice being so dark but it was what we choose.

At the end of week 9 the cabinets and trim were installed and the driveway was paved.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Week 7 Wrap-up

The drywall is ready for paint and the siding is up.

We have a walk-through scheduled for this Friday with the project manager so expect more pictures this weekend.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Week 5 and 6 Wrap-up

At the end of week five we had our pre-drywall meeting.  Everything in the house looked great except for the rain coming in through the roof and one of the walls.  The roofer failed to install the roof vents in the morning room so the rain was coming in.  Somehow the rain was getting behind the house wrap and seeping through a wall in the kitchen.  The project manager assured us that the insulation would not be installed until the wall had dried.

During week six the house was insulated, the drywall was hung, and the garage door was installed.