Thursday, October 22, 2015

There's a Hole in the Bucket, Dear Liza!

Springboro, Ohio
We have a hole! Our reporter on the scene just confirmed that there is a hole in the ground on our lot! This means, wait for it, WE'VE BROKEN GROUND!

Not only do we have a hole, but the footers are poured as well! Unless I'm mistaken, that means the forms are coming and the basement is going to be poured soon!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pre-Construction Meeting? DONE!

Well, today was the first day this whole home-building thing felt real. Really real. Not just playing-around real. Really real real.
We meet the PM, who comes across as an incredibly prepared, in-control and competent individual and just exudes trust. Every question we threw at him, he answered thoroughly and without making us feel totally in over out heads, which is no small accomplishment! Definitely the man with the plan!
We did catch a missed change request for a gas line rough-in to the backyard that got lost amidst the whole after-the-last-second kitchen change. It's now added along with a rough-in for a water softener. (Thanks go out to the Villages of Winding Creek Facebook group for that one!)
All in all, after close to the hours, we feel so ready for this! The best part? OUR HOUSE IS STAKED OUT! And we got to walk around and imagine! So incredibly awesome! Our PM assured us, that even though it may look small, it isn't. (Imaginary Panic #1 averted!)
We break ground next week, weather permitting! Here's hoping for a mild winter with no construction delays! Let's do this!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Houston, We Have Pre-Construction!

Just found out out preconstruction meeting is scheduled! It's about to get real!

Good thing we have all these questions ready!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Stone Creek Boulevard Progress Update

Rumor has it that we are "in week 4" - from what I understand, that means we are about four weeks out from breaking ground. WAHOO!

Of course - it's still four weeks away, but seeing as how we still haven't sold our house, we are pretty okay with it! Our friendly, neighborhood sales rep (one of whom is now Kara, who replaced Taja, who moved to a new Ryan Homes development in Xenia - all of whom we love, by the way) says that we should be getting contacted soon to set up our (gasp!) Pre-Construction Meeting! Double WAHOO!

So, it really isn't that exciting to anyone but us, is it? We understand, but after waiting and waiting and waiting, it finally feels like its about to become real!