Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's raining but they are still working...

It was a rainy day all day today so I wasn't expecting anything new. But Brian called me when I was on my way home and told me we had little planks in our hole and our wood had been delivered. Yeahh! I'm hoping the weather is nice tomorrow so they can work a lot! I was excited our wood was there!

Pictures from today, didn't get any of our wood yet.
Kinda boring...but it is progress!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jam Packed, Fun-filled Day!

I started off my day in Baltimore at a reading conference. I had such a great time and I learned a lot. I enjoy being around people who are as passionate about teaching as I am. So much fun, and got some free stuff!
I went to Brian's house right afterward. Brian, his sister, and I went out to dinner before our meeting.

Then we had our meeting with Guardian. It was great. Our sales consultant was amazing. He really took his time with us and walked us through the model. It really did help being at the model home and being able to imagine everything. It was fun, we both enjoyed ourselves. The final things we went for with them are: bundle of 6 cable and data outlets, TV mounted above the fireplace with cable box off to another wall, security system (we negotiated 3 months free!), smoke alarm from Guardian (to have immediate call and alarm if there is a fire), and surround sound in the family room with the subwoofer. We are excited about the things we have chose. I can't wait.

Even more good news...OUR HOLE IS DUG! They have official begun our house! However, it is supposed to rain tomorrow. I hope it stops early and they can work tomorrow. I don't like all this rain in the forecast! But I am super excited we are finally getting started!

Here are some pictures from today...

 View standing in our backyard looking to the front yard.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Clear lot FINALLY!

Brian drove by today and told me our lot was clear, so you know I had to drive by too! So off we went. It is clear, and they have framed our neighbors house yet. I can't wait to meet them!
I had to stay late in school today to prepare for a substitute tomorrow, I have a conference in Baltimore. Then we have our guardian meeting at 5. I should be back in time, and I'm excited. We did our floor plan today like they asked us to come with. Brian really wants the alarm system, I'm going to see if we can get a couple months free so we can get used to our payments and then start that. We will see how that goes.

Here are just a couple pictures I took today.

 Oh yeah, we have a driveway now too! I was exciteeeedd!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Less dirt today

Brian drove by today after work and there is only about one and a half dirt piles on the lot. I didn't think they would work today because of all the rain, but it looks like they did. I am going to wait until Friday to go see it. I'm hoping by then, all the dirt will be gone!
Here are the two pictures Brian took from his cell phone.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Updated dates...

We had our pre-construction meeting today.  Brian was sick last night and today but I am so glad he still came! I couldn't have done it without him. It went really well and we got lots of information. I asked all the questions I could think of! We found out that they wont be starting our house tomorrow, it was pushed back to next Wednesday. =( This is because of the dirt on our lot. It kind of made me mad because we have signed a while back and the dirt was on the lot. They never said anything about it pushing our start date back. Well now we are supposed to close middle of June. We are hoping for it to be finished a little early because the wedding is June 11th. But hey, what can we do?

We have our meeting with Guardian next week, I know late huh? They didn't call I contacted our sales rep and they finally contacted us. I'm excited to choose the things from them! Any suggestions on that meeting?

We really really like our PM and he said we can call him anytime to come look at our house! That is good news because I already go there almost everyday and the house isn't even started! The dirt is supposed to be off completely by the end of the week. I can't wait. Here is pictures of the lot today. I'm hoping Friday when I go back, the lot looks completely different!

In other news, we are cake testing this Saturday and I cannot wait!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pre-Construction Meeting in 2 days!

We finally have our pre-construction meeting scheduled! Tuesday at 4:oo! I cannot wait! It's so exciting it's finally here. Does anyone have any advise for the meeting?

Going to see the lot today, so I will post pictures when we return. We are also going out to eat for my mom's birthday. We have had a busy weekend!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pre-construction meeting coming soon!

We got an email from our sales rep today that said our address is now 56 Bayview Loop instead of just lot 31! Yay! He also said that we should be expecting to hear from our PM to set up our pre-construction meeting soon! Good news, we can't wait!
I wanted to swing by today to see if any more dirt was off our lot, but it has been raining like crazy all day, so I figured they were not working. I want this rain to stop! Can't wait till this begins! =)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Less Dirt Everyday!

I'm just getting to post from the weekend. We had a busy weekend. We went to pick out our brides maids dresses, had a bridal shower, planned some for the wedding, and graded papers. I also updated our registry with a couple of other things I thought of! Now here I am to update!

We had a nice surprise this weekend when we drove by, LOTS of our dirt is gone off our lot! Don't get me wrong, there is still a nice pile of dirt, but it is diminishing each day! We also walked through the house that has started being built two lots down from us. It is the Florence with the morning room too! It was nice to see the layout of our house finally (our layout is flipped from the model home). I can't wait until that is our house! 16 days to go until they break ground. I've been following some other blogs and reading about pre-construction meetings. Anyone know about when that will be? I'm excited to get that call.

Here are some new pictures from our visit this weekend!

Yay, look at the dirt pile now! Our lot looks a lot bigger without the dirt.

We were wondering why we don't have a sold sticker still...but hey, we know its sold!

I just had to climb the pile!

It was such a nice day, Brian and I can't wait to take a walk around our neighborhood with our dogs!