Sunday, December 28, 2014

First "Big" Purchase!

Farm tables seem to be all the craze nowadays!  I love the way they look.  There are so many styles and I love them all.  I have been searching all over for a table that wouldn't break the bank.  I've looked in furniture stores, thrift stores, Facebook, Craigslist, and so many other local places.  I've talked to several people about making a custom table and trying to find out an option that works for my family.  With 2 young kids, I needed something durable and practical.  

Well last night I was looking on Craigslist and I think I hit the jackpot!  I found this table and chair set for *drum roll*  $110!!!  Yes, an all wood table and 6 chairs for $110!!  My hubby was skeptical, so we went to check it out today and we are now proud owners of our very own farm table and chairs!   While we were loading up the table and chairs, the couple that sold it to us said that they had a lot of interest in the table and that they priced it too low.  I agree it was a steal, but I'm super happy I found it!

Here is our wonderful purchase!

I think this might be one of my first DIY projects....or I might be getting someone to refinish it for me.  It needs a little TLC, but the previous owners definitely took great care of it.  I want to keep it white, but would like the natural wood color to be a little darker.  I'm in no rush to make this happen.  It will just be added to my long list of "to-do's" for the house.

Here are some of my inspiration pictures that I found on Pinterest.  I would love to get a bench, but the chairs will do for now.

Week 5

We have a roof with shingles!  With the weather this past week, I didn't think they would get much done.  Needless to say, they did.  We happened to be on our way out of town for Christmas and just wanted to swing by the house and there were people working on the roof.  I have to say that I do feel bad about that....makes me sad to think about the time they were missing out with their families.

Last week I commented about missing windows and now the windows in the front are complete.  We did notice that one of the windows in the family room is now was there before.  Will this happen the entire process?!?  One minute there is a window and the next it's gone?  Guess it's definitely better for this to happen now than later.

Our porch also popped up this week!  I'm so excited about having a porch.  So far, we are the only house in our community with one. 

Our PM said that wiring and plumbing would happen and I assume that was the case since we saw boxes that once held tubs!  I can't wait to get in the house this week to see what's happening.  I'm bummed that others were able to go to their site at any time and we have a restriction put on us.  It definitely makes for an uneasy feeling like they are hiding something.  Hopefully that is not the case.

Here are some pics of this weeks progress!




Sunday, December 21, 2014

Week 4

I'm so excited about the progress of our house.  They seem to be moving along, but I think things are about to slow down.  This week they are call for rain Mon-Wed and then Christmas will be here.  I will be impressed if anything is done.  Our PM says he is thinking our pre-drywall meeting will happen the week of Jan. 5th......depending on the weather and holidays.  He says we are on schedule, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around us closing the first week of that even possible at this point?!  Guess we will find out in the coming weeks.

Check out the windows and roof!  I noticed couple of windows are missing, guess they will show up at some point!

Here are some updated pics of our house!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Not so small after all!

So I drove by the house today and I no longer think it looks small!  We have a nice sized house and it shows.  We got special permission to build the Naples in our neighborhood because it wasn't offered. Here is what it looks like as of today...also throwing in the neighbors houses (Venice and Pisa). A Milan will be going on the other side of our house.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Week 3

Here are some pictures from this week.  I tend to drive by the house often and while they are working.  I’m sure they think I’m crazy!

The first floor is up and they are now working on the second floor.  It’s going up fast!   It still looks small though....

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Week 2

We have a foundation!!!  Very exciting!  It looks so small, but I know that is not the case. 
Our PM finally called me after a very strongly worded email about doing what he says he is going to do.  Anyone who knows me, knows that when you say you are going to do something, I expect nothing less.  Hopefully I will receive my weekly update as promised.

He did say that they might start framing this week depending on the weather!  Hopefully I will have an update to my Week 2 entry!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Week 1: Finally....we have PROGRESS!

Finally, after three weeks of delays we have some progress!  I guess we finally broke ground today!  Our PM told me he would call as soon as we broke ground.....I didn't hear from him today so I'm not sure this is technically breaking ground.  I do know that our lot was empty yesterday and now we have the makings of a driveway, some gravel,  and some flags!!!!  We have waited three months for this moment and we are so glad they are starting to build our dream house!

Here was our lot yesterday.....

And here is our lot today.....PROGRESS!