Monday, May 30, 2011

Not much happened...

I rode by Sunday morning, I was disappointed... nothing much changed from Thursday. I'm sure the rain had a little to do with the lack of progress.
With today being a holiday, it will probably be no work done.

Good news, I am meeting Guardian on Wednesday, so there should be alot of work going on over the next couple of days.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Almost Under Roof

I know... I said I was going to wait until Friday to ride by...but since I was out, I decide to take a peek.
Well... we are almost under roof. Considering they just started the framing last Friday and are simultaneously working on 5 units, I think we are doing pretty good.
Of course I have pictures, lol.

 Side view

 Front View

Front view 

The other unit

We had thunderstorms and rain last night and will continue today. So I'm not sure how much if any work will get done today. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Things are moving fast..

I couldn't resist, I rode by for the 3rd consecutive day... they added the upstairs framing and building wrap. These workers are getting it in.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Let the framing begin...

So I didn't go by for about a week (that won't happen again). To my surprise, on Friday morning, the concrete had been poured and the workers were beginning to put up the frame.

When I returned on Sunday, the first floor had been framed. Can you say EXCITED? lol

So naturally, I had to stop by again today....the first floor has a ceiling. YIPPEE!

And building wrap....

I'd say that's great progress from Friday to Monday. I'm just a little bit excited...OK, very excited!

PM update for Monday, the framing should be completed by early next week if not the end of this week. (Workers will take of for Memorial Day)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Call from PM...

So PM called with an update, he said they will lay underground plumbing and pour concrete this week. And should have the framing up next week. Yeah...let the party begin!

BTW, he did acknowledge that he received my email and that he was planning to begin calling everyone for this building this week. lol

A little progress...I think

Its been a little over two week since I have spoken to my PM. So i sent a friendly reminder via email requesting an update. Hopefully I'll hear from him soon.

In the mean time, I rode by and something has been happening. Good news, the rain my be gone for a week a least. 

Well... there is more than dirt now.

The Bay Window and Fireplace is correct! Yeah!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Meeting w/ Guardian

Had my meeting with Guardian on Monday. It lasted about one and a half hours. I got the surround sound in the family room with ceiling speakers...this was a big item on my WANT list. Also, got the basic security system with an extra key pad upstairs.

Glad that is over!

Is that Dirt?

Posted by PicasaYes it is dirt!!! Rode through on Friday and saw that the dirt has been added and leveled. Hopefully things will move quickly from here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Floors all selected!

I must say, I was kind of dreading this meeting. But once I started looking at the different options I actually enjoyed the experience.

Doorway, Powder Room, and Kitchen floor with Kitchen Counter Top and Cabinets, and Family/Dinning Room Hardwood
Doorway, Powder Room, Kitchen floor up close
Carpet for Stairway and Upstairs (I upgraded carpet and padding)
Almond Tile with white tub/shower
Bathroom floor and Cabinets

Bathroom Cabinet, tub/shower tile, floor, and carpet in hallway
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Meeting to pick out flooring tomorrow

Get to pick flooring choices tomorrow.

And finally got a call from Guardian, meeting with them next Monday.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

What do we have here...

Brick, Slab, and Shutters

Kitchen Cabinet and Counter Top

Bathroom Cabinets are now caught up in the process.


Had my pre-construction meeting on April 28th, it last about an hour. Added a bay window, moved the fireplace to the side instead of the corner, and widened the driveway. If all goes well, could be looking at closing at the end of July or beginning of August.

I had some questions but overall the Project manager did a good job of ensuring I understood what was being ordered.

The next 2-3 weeks will probably be the longest weeks of my life. Waiting for the foundation to be laid after all of the prep work is completed.

In the mean time I have to meet with the flooring company (appointment set for next week) as well as Guardian, the subcontractor responsible for the low-voltage wiring. BTW, not a very good impression of Guardian specialist, whom I have yet to speak to. However, according to the my sales reps tell me the specialist had assured her he had spoken to every buyer for my building. Hmmmmm....

Loan Approved

April 19th was a very excited day, two weeks after applying for a mortgage loan I got THE loan was APPROVED! Can you say EXCITED?

Thank you Jesus! HE removed All obstacles!

Next....pre-construction meeting.

Pre Sales Contract Signed