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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Woo Hoo, The Grass Is Gone

Scheduled to break ground tomorrow (Wed), however, had a dentist appt this morning so decided to do a drive by to view my vacant lot and low and behold this is what I found, OMG, I am sooo very excited to know that the process has actually started.  This is my 9 am view

and this is my 3 pm view.  The hole is a lot deeper and longer then this picture actually shows, just wanted to get a shot with the valuable "sign" included.

Here is another view.  As of last Friday's update, we were to break ground tomorrow and foundation should be put in by Friday.  PM did not call to tell me they were going to start a day early, guess I can forgive him for that, better early than late.

Friday, September 23, 2011

@ BD

For some reason I can not comment on your blog, just wanted to say congratulations, so happy for you, let the fun begin with decorating that beautiful huge wonderful home.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Just Because

Even though we are not scheduled to break ground until the 26th, decided to take a drive by the lot yesterday while running Saturday errands and low and behold there were rocks where the driveway will be, the grass was cut way down and there was a porta-potty on the property, could that be a sign :) or just wishful thinking :(. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

Monday, September 12, 2011

More Info Re: Delay

Spoke with sales rep today to ask if she knew the reason for the delay, wanted to see if the "reasons" matched up with what PM told me.  She contacted her manager and said that we are now scheduled for the 26th, we should have been told at the precon mtg that our break ground day was Sept 19th instead of Sept 12th.  Due to the delay from the terrible rains last week, they were unable to start the house that was scheduled to break ground, therefore, they are breaking ground this week and the house that was scheduled to break ground this week will now break ground next week, which means we will break ground the week after next (26th).  When we signed we were told we should be expect to close in by the middle of November, now we are looking at middle to end of December, sales rep said be prepared for a January closing, if the house is finished sooner (Dec), then I will not be disappointed.  I am really trying to remain positive and excited, but the delay is getting a bit much.  We signed our contract the middle of July, it is now two months later and nothing has been done except waiting...waiting...waiting.  Heavy Sigh!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Already a Delay

Well, delay number one in the ground breaking process.  We were supposed to break ground tomorrow (Monday, 12th), which is what we were told during our pre-construction meeting.  Called PM Friday, had not received any update, that's when I was told it would be another week "or two."  Grrr, thankfully, I will have my current home to stay in and not have to stay with relatives, really hoping I at least have a couple of weeks before Christmas to move and try to decorate

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Some of the selections we made:
Elevation:  C
Siding: Stone Mountain Clay
Shutters/Door: Georgetown Green (since I currently live in DC next to Georgetown, thought this was appropriate :).
Brick: Monticello
Stone Color: picked bucks county (later changed to all brick, so no stone)
Carpet: Doveshell
Foyer, 1st floor power room: Hardwood, Gunstock
Stainless Steel Appliances
Formica Countertops - Golden Mascarello
Incentive:  Free morning room, finished basement
Upgraded master bath
Vinyl in kitchen and morning room: will change to hardwood in about a year or two (changed vinyl selection on Wednesday after seeing our selection in another Jefferson, showed a pinkish tint in the sunlight, can't remember the name of new selection)

One more week before "scheduled" ground breaking