Monday, April 11, 2011

For Noey - The aftermath of the Pre-Construction Meeting

The Pre-Construction meeting has come and gone. It was a bit over an hour and it was tough keeping my 18 month girl occupied. The meeting went well and were able to meet the guy who is responsible for building our house. We basically went over each room and what option that we chose to go with. I asked about when our estimated ground breaking date. In my mind I was thinking he would say next week but much to my amazement he said depending on the weather he can start as early as this WEDNESDAY. So now I just got to look up at the sky and say please be good and be sunny! Crossing fingers and toes. He also mentioned that our closing date would be on June 24th which is good!!!! Now all I have to do is notify my landlord and let them know that we will be out of here by the end of June which allows us time to move instead of scrambling it all in one to two days during the weekend.

Due to reading some of the blog I did pick up on the suggestion of putting a blocking of wood over the fireplace mount and did ask the manager about that. He did seem a bit surprised that I brought it up but after thinking for a bit he did say it would be a good idea and if it was him building a house he would add it in. Well thank goodness that I do the research it would be helpful if he brought it up instead of me saying ohhh by the way I heard blah blah blah lol. One other thing that I was happy with was that with the recess lights I thought we would be getting 5 maybe 6 recess lights but nope we are getting 7 which was I was quite pleased with. More recess lights the better.

It was raining really hard today and the lot was super wet and muddy so we were not able to walk on the lot so hopefully the next sunny day I can walk on the lot and get some pictures.

16 comments:

  1. yay!!! WOW!! Closing date is that soon! It's just so hard to believe! Praying for good weather for you!!!

    Yeah..we get "prelimed" next week and then we set up pre-construction. I'll have my 22 month old with us. Should be interesting. lol

    Congrats again! So excited for you!

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  2. Wednesday is soo soon! We are all praying for good weather! Congrats, can't wait to see your progress.

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  3. Yayyyy! You are exactly one week behind us ...we had pre-construction last Monday and broke ground last Wednesday. We are also closing on June 24th if everything goes as expected! How fun :) Hope it stays sunny! To keep my kids busy I always stop at McDonald's on the way and let them eat there..they are older though...

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  4. Lol don't want to sound like I am disrespectful to the model house...the sales rep told us too to keep kids busy!!!! Great idea!!! Since every visit lasted 2 hours approximately.

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  5. Hooray! Here's to good weather!

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  6. So happy for your and your family!!! I can't wait to see the pics...enjoy the moment!!

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  7. This is exciting. I was just telling Daniel how I was remembering when we were where you are in the process and now we're closing in 4 weeks. Enjoy it, you're on the fast track now.

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  8. Congrats Girl!!!!!! Its about to go down!!! Time to start shopping...

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  9. Hi Stephanie: I FINALLY got a chance to read your blog! Wish I'd gotten to it sooner -- we're so excited for you! I hope you chose to get a utility sink, 'cuz I think you'll find a lot of use for it. I cannot WAIT to see your home when we come in July!!!!

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  10. @ mom of twins I did get mcdonalds but for the life of me she didn't want to eat. I had french fries and chicken mcnuggets ready but she had other things on her mind. How cool is that we have the same closing date. I will be right alongside with you weather permitting.

    I am soo excited about the process as for utility sink we decided not to have it. I'm worried about adding too much stuff and our mortgage keeps going up. I figured we can always add an utility sink later as we slowly make new changes to the house. I do not want to be too greedy after all we are getting a beautiful stunning house. Cannot wait for ground breaking.

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  11. Our closing is also on 06/2. Three of us closing on the same day...How cool!!!

    They are supposed to start breaking ground tomorrow for us as well and I have been praying for sunny weather here in NC. I will send some sunny prayers up to you guys and you send some down here to us...lol

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  12. What is it with the fire place...I'm lost????

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  13. Hi Minaq2 that is pretty cool that the three of us have the same closing date what are the chances of that! As for the fireplace thing I am the worlds worst explainer lol I stumbled across that on someone's blog. From what I understand it is a blocking silt they put extra wood in that area to make it more sturdier and stronger for TV mounts to go on. It makes the TV go and stays if you do not have one it makes the TV sway and have more flexibility to move it. I hope I am explaining it right.

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  14. Oh! I don't think we're going to place our tv over the fireplace, but i'll asking them to add it anyway in case I change my mind. LOL!

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  15. That's great Stephanie! Congratulations! I promise it will go so fast now!

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