Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Last night we sat down to review some options for siding, exterior doors, roofing, windows, interior doors, and trim!  I think we have 90% of our decisions made, and the budget will dictate the last few choices.  It's a good feeling.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Breaking Ground!

Excavation has officially started!  The crew worked all day Friday & about half the day Saturday to prepare for our basement.  It's so exciting!  Mason work starts tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


We just got back from Disneyworld last night.  It was an amazing trip and we had a blast!  I'll have to post some pictures soon!

Right before we left for Florida, our appraisal came in & we were able to find a minute to sign the contract with our builder.  The appraisal took just over 4 weeks, but came in exactly where we had hoped.  It was great news, and totally worth the long wait!!  I couldn't be happier!

Here's a picture of the lot.  We're planning to keep all of these trees, so imagine a little green house nestled between them.

our lot

We're set to close on our construction loan tomorrow afternoon.  I'm working on getting Builder's Risk homeowners insurance (which is surprisingly expensive), and it sounds like there was an excavator out on the lot today.  Woohoo!

It's looking like a 4-5 month build, with a move-in date anticipated for sometime in January 2015.  It's starting to feel real, and we are so excited!