Saturday, March 30, 2013

Week 3 Wrap-up

Our house is framed!!!!!!!!

We knew the building materials would be delivered this week and that framing would start but we couldn't have imagined that it would be completed.  We were shocked and very excited when we heard the voice mail from our project manager last night.

So far I am very impressed with our project manager and his team.  The site was also remarkably clean.

Our Venice

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

In the beginning....

There were big piles of dirt.  Construction on our new home started on Monday; I'll be posting pictures of the progress on the Construction Pictures page.

It's a very exciting time but also a little never wracking since we haven't sold our current home yet.

We have a tentative closing date in mid-May but the end of May beginning of June seems more realistic.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pre-Construction Meeting

Today we had our pre-construction meeting.  First we met with the project manager who seems like a really nice guy.  He was the project manager on a friend’s house and they have nothing but nice things to say about him so I think we are in good hands.  We reviewed our selections for accuracy and then walked our build site.  The surveyors had just finished staking the site; it was really exciting to the outline of our future home on the site.

Next we meet with the electrician who also seems like a nice guy and is definitely very patient.  This was the most stressful part of the day because we had to make decision on the spot.  In the scope of building a house these decision are quite small but you just want to make the right decision all the time. 

Total time at the meeting – two and a half hours.  We did ask a lot of questions.

Apparently our future neighbors have a large dog.  I say "apparently" because we didn’t see the dog just his calling cards.