I 've been gone gone gone again, so much for my bogging skills right? Well, it's been one stressful period for me with all kinds of things going the wrong way. Well, God is good and I'm still standing.
The interior of the house is done I can say but our PM says a few touch ups need to be made on the paint here and there and other little repairs. The following have been completed since my last post:
- Fireplace has been installed
- Kitchen appliances are in
- Hardwood flooring and carpet are in
- Lighting fixtures are all in including all the chandeliers
- Doors are all installed and painted
- Mailbox and house number are done
- Garage door system installed.
- Cascading stairs have been stained
- All trim is now complete.
- Water is now running through all the faucets.
- Electricity, cable and phone have been installed
The exterior is another story. For the last two weeks everything had been done in preparation for grading and concrete being poured but as we speak or rather as I write, the outside is still a hot mess. I had one of those utility boxes in the middle of the front of the house which had to be moved but the utility company did not do that on time which caused a big delay in the house having electricity and the landscape being graded. That led to the work extending to this week which has seen nothing but rain. It has been raining cats and dogs for the last three days so no work can be done outside. To cut a long story short our closing has been delayed by 11 days. We were supposed to close in less than a week but we will now be closing on Oct.29th, two days before my rate lock expires. Well, guess what? I'm not upset, that means more money in our pockets as we would only pay a prorated mortgage of 2 days at closing instead of the original 13 days.
On another note, I finally got approved by NVR for the mortgage. It took them almost 5 months to give me the approval What a process!! Needless to say my interest rate is nothing to write home about. I am so tired of the whole process and am so ready to be home and not worry about anybody asking for any pay stubs or bank statements and all that crab. This building thing has been fun but boy there have been some challenging moments!
I've got a bunch of pictures of what the inside of the house looks like now, I'll post the exterior when it looks more presentable. I apologize for the pictures being all over the place, for some reason blogspot is not cooperating with me this evening. Until next post remain blessed.
|View of family room from foyer|
|Cascading waterfall stairs|
|Bottom of stairs|
|Foyer view from Family room|
|Hallway view from Bonus room|
|Bonus room entrance|
|Hallway landing and loft from my daughter's room|
|MBR Soaking tub|
|Soaking tub from another angle|
|MBR double sinks|
|MBR with tray ceiling|
|Kitchen and family room from dining.|
|Family room at close range, showing fireplace with granite surround.|
|Stove and microwave|
|Island with new Caledona granite|
|Kitchen view from Family|
|Going down the basement stairs|
|Basement full flight of stairs|
|Entrance to bonus room|
|Bathtub and double windows|