Sunday, January 8, 2012

Walk Through Tomorrow at 1000, Close Tuesday at 1600

I did swing by yesterday and take some outside pics of my extra wide driveway, my finished covered front porch, and my large deck (size is perspective...hahaha) but you will have to wait for the final "it's ours" pics I will post Tuesday.

There are still a few things my PM has to finish or touch up but it looks like closing on Tuesday is a go.  Off the top of my head, they have to put back a few pieces of siding they removed for the deck, fix/straighten my jacked up drawer (kitchen), and a new one....fix the corner of the step to the porch.  Looks like some nimrod knocked a small chunk of just poured concrete off the corner.  Not sure what the fix it, but will have a pic and follow up fixed pic later.

Quick note, Ravenna Rant made a great observation about the hose bib.  We were initially told we would get one in the front and BACK.  Turns out the exact placement is at the plumbers discretion.  So we have one in the front (at a good place I should add) and one on the side.  What about the back?  Do I really have to drag a fu@#!ng hose around my house again!!??  So for now, yes.  But I will plan to install a hose bib in the back at some point.

Quick note #2, side deals are great.  I got my PM to put a pipe under the driveway so I can run "invisible fencing" around the house after move in.  He helped work a deal with the concrete guy for an extra two feet on both sides of the driveway.  BUT, he was supposed to hook me up on two extra outlets on the side garage walls.  Then it dropped to one, and I have given up asking/reminding.  So....if you are going to work "side deal" angles, be prepared to suck it up if it doesn't go through.  I should have paid for and guaranteed the outlets.  Luckily enough, I know how to run a new outlet and will do it myself after move in.

Our excitement is off the charts.  We are ready.  It's a new year, new house, new fun, new projects, new new new....

I shall type this to help guarantee I will begin moving on these, my first projects will be:
build "$10 shelves" from plans found on
build a recycling "center" from the above sites "laundry basket dresser"
build a workbench
build garage shelving found here

of course a tile backsplash, new sink and faucet are not too far away either.

I hereby promise to continue blogging about anything related to my house.  I may whine about my whiney boxer Samson, or talk about the housewarming party plans, but regardless....I will blog.


  1. You guys are close - congratulations! Ana White's plans are so great, aren't they?

  2. Congratulations, that is so exciting! Good luck on Tuesday!!

  3. Good luck with closing and all of your home projects! We look forward to reading more about them!

  4. So close now. We are right behind you with settlement on Friday. Looking forward to your follow-ups.

  5. Congrats, I can't wait to see pics and hear about the projects you are doing!

  6. Sounds like you have alot of plans for your new home!

    Hope everything goes well for your family in your new home!


  7. Good luck!! Looking forward to seeing pictures and your progress on the projects!

  8. Holy moly, you are almost done!! I hope everything goes smoothly and I can't wait to see pics. Congrats!