Friday, May 15, 2015

Still here...

It's been quite some time since I've been here. Life. It's been super busy, but soooo good. I'm blessed. I LOVE my house, even to this day. Regrets? Eh...not really. Sometimes I wish I'd gotten the French Doors for my office, but in the grand scheme of things, no big deal. 
Every now and then, I do peek in on other blogs, and see some AMAZING folks doing some AMAZING DIY projects. I'm so jealous. I'm not handy at all, and I haven't really done anything major to the house. I've added a deck - I suppose that's the biggest project tackled thus far. Oh, and when I say *I* added a deck, I really mean I paid someone to build the deck. lol. Nonetheless, deck is there. I think my next major thing to tackle is finishing the bathroom in the basement. Oh, and I want to paint. Painting is so does an indecisive person choose a color scheme???
It feels good to check in. I won't say I'm going to do it on a regular basis....but I will definately do it again. :-)  I pray everyone's building and improving experiences are all that they want them to be....AND MORE!   Til next time...............

Monday, September 16, 2013

30 days????

Just a quick note to say things are going well, and I'm still loving the house. My 30 day should be coming up soon, but I haven't heard from anyone. I have, however, been making a list and checking it twice :)  Not too many things on the list that need to be resolved - I'm happy to say that they are all pretty minor. I really can't believe it's been 30 days??? Where does the time go? Such a huge difference when you are waiting for approval, or waiting for the big dig....where 'flying time' then, when you need it? Ha!

And as expected, my mortgage was sold before the first payment! I'm now a Wells Fargo customer. I have no experience with them, so hopefully it will be a great relationship.

Good luck to everyone - wherever you may be in this crazy journey, I wish you God speed!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

I'm Alive.....Barely

Hey e-Fam! I pray all is well with building and blogging. I must admit, I'm a little behind on all the updates. But I'm off work for the rest of this week and the next, and assuming I don't sleep for like a week straight, I plan to catch up!!

As I lovingly told my mom, my next move will involve seeing my Maker, face to face. NO MORE moving on earth. Lol. It's just not fun. Here are some pics. I'll try not to make too many excuses for my old stuff, and everything not quite being the way I want. I've got time, right?  Enjoy!! Oh, and I LOVE my house!!  It's awesome!
Morning Room

Family Room

Dining Room



Front Door

Upstairs Hall

Daughter's Bathroom


See the water on the floor? These come with a story I'm too beat to tell. But all is well now!! Yay!

Daughter's room

Daughters 'other' room

One child should not own this much stuff!!

The place I'll be shortly! Yes!

Master Bath - I refuse to show the double sinks - they're covered with junk!!

Bed not quite made, and excuse the clothes on the floor! 

Needs curtains!! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013


...and all the fun has begun! I'm over the moon excited and happy. I'll be back with pics!  

Happy Blogging and Building  :-)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Final Walk Through

Finally! Today was final walk through day, and it went very, very well. My PM is actually on vacation, but we had a nice chat before he left. I met a different PM who went over the house with me. He was great! And I learned a lot. There were small issues here and there, but overall I think the house looked fantastic. I think my biggest complaint is with regards to the sod, which is already looking bad. I realize summer is not the best time to cultivate new grass, but no one wants a nice new house with a crappy yard. The PM says we can evaluate it at the 30 day and if a lot of spots are dead, they will replace it. Let's hope.

In other pretty exciting news, my process with NVR is running smoothly. I've spoken with my settlement coordinator, already have my HUD1 and am cleared to close. So now....we just wait until Wednesday. Whoooooo Hooooooo!

I grabbed a few pics at the end of the walk through. Check them out!

Still my favorite room in the whole house!!

Loving my kitchen! Still have a missing cabinet. 

Dining Room

Family Room - anyone waffling on getting the blower for the fireplace - you don't need it. In a matter of minutes, the family room was VERY warm and I don't have the blower. 

My office

Master Bath
Master Bed
Hall Bath
Basement - finished side

Unfinished side of the basement - battery back up for the sump pump! And washer/dryer hookups

I like this! Behind here I have the breaker box. Nice way to make it not look ugly and utilitarian

Saturday, August 3, 2013

It's Official....

I'm locked out. Not that I'm complaining one bit....I've been able to access the home easily and on my own for a really long time. I could see through the windows that the appliances are in. Can't wait to see them up close, and with everything all clean. Won't be long now - walk through is this coming Friday, the 9th. SO excited!

My process with NVR is still going *mostly* smooth. I work full time in addition to owning my own business. Well this past Friday, somehow, my LP calls me and says "You're self-employed?". Ummmm. Just for giggles, if I was, is this a surprise to you? You've only been processing this loan since FEBRUARY! Sigh. So I needed to provide some documentation with regards to my company. This company that's been in existence since 2010, I clearly told them about, but is now somehow a surprise. I'm hoping it's just a small thing. Note to those packing....keep all your 'important' documents easily accessible. Fortunately, I knew exactly where all the necessary documents were hiding.

Also, I did get my appraisal on Friday. I wasn't super worried, but had run across a couple of blogs where the appraisal was an issue. The house appraised for like 99 cents more than the contract price. What the hay. I'll take it.

So now it's just a countdown to the final walk through and closing. No more inside pics until the final walk through - or maybe closing. Either way, I don't plan on disappearing at all! The sod is down and everything looks good on the outside. Just need to add some color to the front. And pray that I can keep this lawn looking good. :)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Oh So Close...and Oh So Excited!

Appliances and landscaping. These seem to be the only two things I'm missing. The house looks fantastic! I absolutely love it. Which is good, since I'll absolutely be paying for it. :) My LO has been very proactive in gathering these last few docs that are needed to ensure closing happens on time. There is still blue tape everywhere, but I know they will take care of those things. I do see a few things that I'd like corrected, but that's what the walk through is for. Can't wait!!