Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Week 13

Well folks, time is ticking down... Friday is pre-settlement and next Thursday we close! We are so close but I guess we have been waiting what seems like forever... so it almost doesn't seem real yet. I keep telling myself, next weekend we will be moving into our new home! In the meantime.. here are some updates! When we took these pictures on Friday night we had recieved an email from our PM just confirming our pre-settlement meeting and when we wrote him back mentioned we would like to stop by the house and see what had been done. He let us know that sod and landscaping was nearly 100% done, painting of the exterior had begun, privacy fence and deck had been installed and a few things were left on the interior as well, but Tuesday (today) they should be 100% complete.
I can't say enough how much I love it! Everything is really coming together to make it a home! We did another quick drive by Sunday evening and they were just finishing painting the front door red

Side shot... you can see our fencing comes out I think 5 feet to the side being an end unit. I honestly don't think we could have gone with a townhome if we hadn't been able to have an end unit. I know it might not seem like much to some, but just that little extra space in the yard and that little extra light you get (a lot extra light, really) from the windows makes such a big difference, at least to us. 

Okay, so this might sound a little crazy but my husband and I had gone to a nursery (for plants, not babies:) the other weekend just to look around and I had decided that I really wanted to put holly bushes in the front. Not just any holly bushes, but I wanted two nice, tall ones, to frame out the front. We figured when they did the landscaping they put in the typical juniper bushes (which I can't stand) probably because you just can't kill them, and we would have to rip them up next spring.. Anyway we were surprised to see holly bushes in the front and a tall one as well! (remember how I said it's the little things before?) So we plan to just add one more tall one next to the door. Don't even get me started on the rest of the plans we have...

So this is the back yard space with grass, and a deck! Oh and fencing too... The ONLY thing off was the color of the deck but our PM assured us that would be corrected this week. We had selected the driftwood however they installed the mahogany (driftwood=blue, mahogany=red) 

Not a big yard, but enought for our pup! At least with privacy fencing now he can hang out outside, he is a jumper so normal fences don't hold the crazy animal in...

So a big kudos goes out to our PM here... normally they stop the fencing and make it flush with the rear of the garage, however he was able to extend it down to the front which gives just a little extra space along the side of the garage, again.. little things like this make us VERY happy! We plan to do some potato condos and (google it) this gives us just the space we need! 

More holly bushes :)

We have appliances! I wasn't sure if I should take pics of this yet, everything is still in plastic and stuff was all over the place, but figured what the heck... it's still exciting to see a gas stove! 

Stay tuned.... The final update before we close comes friday!


  1. Seriously SO SO beautiful! I know what you mean about the little things making a difference. I'm so excited for you! And definitely the smart thing doing an end unit for the extra windows and light!

    1. Thank you so much! It really is exciting to see it all together.. honestly there were a few things I was stressing over before but I don't think I would change a thing now! I can't wait to see pics of your home one you get started as well!

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