Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bad news.....

Oh no…. Friday we spoke with our loan officer who confirmed that we won’t be able to close until the first week in November. I am a bit disappointed that we have to wait so long…  I could barely wait until the July closing date, now to have to wait until November….. it seems impossible! The building process wont start until July so our beautiful lot will be just sitting there... doing nothing... no house on it...  Anyway I am trying to look on the bright side. This gives us more time to save which means we can still take a vacation this summer…. Yeah that’s the best I can do with the silver lining….

Anyway, until then I will just have to live vicariously through you all. I can’t wait to see all of your beautiful homes being built! Think of me and post lots of pics to keep me strong through this long wait!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Flooring appointment... check!

After staying up all night doing “research” (reading older posts) about flooring I was actually exhausted during the meeting!  Most of it was a blur but I think we made some nice selections and did not increase the price of the house much which made the hubby happy. :) We ended up getting hardwood in the foyer and power room (big deal for me! I never dreamed that our first home would have hardwood!) and upgraded the carpet padding in the living room and office.  

Below is a brief review of our options/selections. I do not have the imagination my husband does so I can't really envision what it will look like when it’s all put together but I hope it looks nice!

 Exterior: Graphite gray siding, Grey shutters, Maroon door, Elevation B with partial stone

42 “ Tahoe Square Cherry Bordeaux cabinets

Dolce Vita Upgraded laminate counter tops

Armstrong initiator 66240 vinyl flooring in the kitchen

3 1/4” Dundee-Cheery floor and cherry rail
Capet: Rockport

Fairfield Square Maple Spice vanities in both bathrooms

Armstrong initiator 66088 vinyl flooring in bathrooms and laundry room

Other extras:
Kitchen Island
Side entry garage
10 X 12 deck

Friday, May 3, 2013

Took the morning off

So yesterday I decided to take the morning off from studying to enjoy the weather. I ended up (of course) at the model of the Palermo which unfortunately is only 10 minutes from my house! Lol. My husband jokes that the sales rep who works there thinks I'm stalking the place... I kinda am! Anyway I got up, got a hot cup of coffee from Dunkin Donuts and drove to the model. The SR knew who I was and just politely waved.... :) We were the only ones there and she stayed in the office so I had the entire place to myself. I got to really see how much space we will have soon! My husband and I do not have any children together yet so its plenty for just the two of us..... For now...  :)  Anyway, it felt so good to walk around and just imagine what it would be like when we are finally in our own home. It seems like we JUST got married, now a house.... whew... life. :)

We scheduled our flooring meeting for Wednesday. Going to TRY to not select any upgrades... but no promises! Will post pics of what we select. :)