Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving Lot Surprise

OMG!!! What an amazing Thanksgiving surprise!!! We did not expect to see anything happening on our lot until Monday per our PM, BUT.... framing has begun. We were not planning on going out to the house until Monday evening after work. As soon as I drove up the workers were hard at work but it took them about 5 minutes to pack up and go on break. After to one of the framers, I found out they actually started yesterday and will be done framing by Wednesday, WEDNESDAY!!! We were originally told it would take 2-3 weeks, but lucky for us we are the only ones framing right now.

We will post some more pictures over the next few days, but from what I have heard from some of my new neighbors, everything goes pretty fast from this point on.

I tried to sneak in a picture of the framers on break from my car LOL!!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Quick Update

Even though we live in town, our Realtor is so awesome!! He went by and took pictures of our framing package being delivered. Our home is being built about 20-25 minutes outside of town in a small suburban "city". The "city" is really developing, but still has somewhat of a small town feel. Here are some pictures of that he sent us.

On Saturday evening, our builder had a future homeowner gathering. It was great! We had the opportunity to meet a few other families in the neighborhood who are building and one who recently moved in. Our new neighbors are all really sweet people. The best part about the evening was the FREE BBQ, desserts, and liquor :))

Wow!!! As I sit here typing this our SR and PM just called to give an update...they will begin framing this weekend (hopefully)!!! Let's just pray this does happen. We will probably drive up there Sunday to see if they started. They also mentioned we are the only ones framing right now, so it shouldn't take as long...YEAH!!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

More Delays...GRRRRR!!!!

Okay, so our SR and PM just called and notified us that framing, which should start tomorrow, has been DELAYED!!! Really??? Now framing won;t start until on or about December 2nd after the Thanksgiving holiday. I don't see how the house will be ready by the end of January. We are suppose to close in February. It just doesn't sound realistic, although our PM said it is definitely doable...I just don't see how :((

One thing that I do know for sure from reading others blogs, is that new construction never goes as be FLEXIBLE!

F-O-U-N-D-ATION!!! (Weeks 3-5)

Okay, so we haven't posted in almost 3 weeks because not much has taken place. We have been delayed, delayed, delayed!!!! It has been raining so much here in south TX that the workers were not able to do anything (#tear). Until last week Thursday 11/14/13, our foundation was finally poured. Mr. R (hubby) was able to get up there while they were still pouring and so did our Realtor. It took 7 trucks to lay our foundation. I wasn't able to get up there until later that night when it was dark, but best believe I went out the next day after work.

Here some pics of the progress over the last few weeks. Enjoy and stay blessed.

View from the "driveway" towards the house.

Rebar (garage)

Insulate plumbing with duct tape... Really??

View from the back towards the front of the house.

This was strange to me, but kitchen plumbing
and hoses to laundry room.

Panoramic view of house.

Foundation being filled (garage)

Foundation being laid.

Men busy at work.

I went back at night and everything was poured!!

Guys still working on smoothing foundation.

Went back the next day, all the forms had been removed.

Viola (lol)!!! Our slab of concrete :)))

Standing of freshly poured back patio, looking in the backyard.