Archive for February, 2008

Small Updates

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Took a spin to the house @ lunchtime today. The official calendar said that the Siding was finished yesterday. Ha! That calendar is a joke. Very little is done. I have some pics in the photo gallery. About 3/4 of the roof appears to have shingles now, so that’s good. Here’s a pic from the street looking at the back of the house.

- James

Many photos posted! We have doors and locks now. We toured the inside of the house!

Monday, February 18th, 2008

I posted over 90 new pics on Saturday. I also posted a few panoramic shots I created.

The development had a meet the neighbors pizza party Sat, and it was cool meeting the people that will be our neighbors in a few months.

We got to take a look around the inside of the house on Sat. That was pretty damn nice. It’s a little hard visualizing the finished project, cuz all we see right now is lots of wood planks. :-D

Check out the pics. I even managed to comment the first 25+. To see the comments, you  may need to click on details in the lower right of the pics.

- James

Other items

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Just reading some  older notes and realized I didn’t post some notes I’d wanted to, so here we are.

The order things worked for us:

First, we selected the model of house we wanted.

Then, we made the gallery selections.

At this point, 2 more things had to happen for further progress to occur.

1. Receive the mortgage commitment.

2. Pay 1/2 (!!!!) of the gallery options.

Once we had those 2 items, the builder created the blueprints. After they created the blueprints, they applied for the permits to start building with the township. Once the permits were approved by the township, a few more days passed, and they released the forms to the field, which meant  that  our Building Supervisor got the blueprints and they could actually start building.

The above process took much too much time, IMHO.

2nd Floor up!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

I went to check out the house at lunch today. Raining, but took some cool pics. There are 9 new pics in the gallery. Here’s a preview:

- James

1st Floor up!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Check out the new fun pics – I went by @ Lunchtime today…. talked to one of the guys and hopefully they’d have the 2nd Floor up by the end of today, and would bring in the big crane to put the roof on top…. YAY!

View from the left (I didn’t get to walk around that much cause I didn’t wanna get in the workers way!)


View straight head-on…


View from the right side of the house….


Some woodwork finally in place

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

James & I went by on Sunday 2/3 to look at the house and saw some fun new wood in place!


Here’s looking down into our basement from the front door area…


Schedule Delay!

Monday, February 4th, 2008

We knew it was coming, and our first delay has occurred. We had to email the sales rep to get the info, as the website just showed a one week delay starting next week for all items after the 1st floor framing. (I will update our calendar within the next week or so) Here’s the update:

Weekly Update

There was slight delay in schedule due to waiting for the inspection required from the township. Received OK from inspector to proceed with construction and framing is scheduled to begin on Monday.

Apparently, the schedule is just bufferred by the week. The actual time delay isn’t really known yet!

- James