Thursday, October 13, 2011

The train has left the station

Today my wife and I met with our sales rep and project manager for our Pre-Construction meeting.  It looks like they will start digging a hole next Wednesday-ish!  It's been a long road and we are excited that it's "real" finally.  
So this is my first post.  Who am I?  What "long road" do I speak of?  What am I building?  
My family moved to Cincinnati about eleven years ago, bought our first (and currently for sale) house ten years ago.  I have three great kids.  Brennan (19), Megan (18) and Ryan (10).  Ryan will get the most benefit of living in our new home....until he's 18! 
Two years ago, we considered building and almost built with another builder.  A job didn't pan out and we walked away from a contract when the contingency expired.  One year ago, we found ourselves with a signed contract with Ryan Homes.  Again, we walked away for personal reasons.  Then, two months ago with some re-aligned goals, we decided to jump in.    
The Ravenna is the floor plan we landed on.  The layout fits our needs perfectly and allows room to accommodate our family.  I could bore you with all the options we added, but we will talk about that more later.
I have read a few other blogs.  Some were helpful, some...not.  My goal is to lean to the helpful and leave my blabbering to the facebook page.  I have picked up great hints from friends who have built.  These hints and tips are what I want to blog the most about.  What do you got?  Any great tip?  Maybe you ran a PVC pipe under the drive way before it was laid for future dog fencing or lighting.  As I post our progress, we want to hear from you.  What did you learn?  How did/would you have done it different?
That's all I have for now.  Have a great night.

1 comment:

  1. The Ravenna is a great house. We were torn between the Ravenna and the Verona. We went with the Verona because, like you, we have three children. However, ours are younger, so they are going to be around for a bit longer. We just felt like we needed a little more space. Congrats on starting your home. We are contingent, so we are still waiting. Look forward to seeing your progress!