Tuesday, September 11, 2012


 Another informal walk through at Lot 15 today - this time featuring our mothers. They hadn't seen the interior since it was 2x4's except for via the blog. So much has changed in the last 10 days or so since we were there last! Siding, porch columns, kitchen backsplash, carpet, beginnings of laminate flooring...its all happening!!! Two weeks exactly until we close. So much to do in the next 2 weeks I can't even wrap my mind around it. I'm just taking it day by day because if I think too far ahead and think about everything happening in these 2 weeks I might go mental. Or I might already be there.

As an aside, the pm/sr switcheroo could not be better. Both our new pm and our new sr have names beginning with "A", so I think I may refer to them as the A Team. Because they are Awesome! I have yet to meet the new sr in person, but she's been great about calling and keeping in touch to see if we need anything. Super cool chick. And our new pm is so accommodating and helpful. The switch has been seamless and we really appreciate that.

 I know, I know "Get to the pictures, Lady!!!" Here goes.

Front of the house. Columns are up and siding is almost complete. The sides and back of the house are already finished.
I'm loving the Monterey Taupe with the Falls Canyon brick. The brick wasn't as gray in person as it looked on the sample in the model home, so I was worried the siding would look off, but I'm thrilled with it. Looks different from every other house in our cul-de-sac.

Driveway concrete is poured - and its so long! For some reason I was expecting some shrimpy driveway, but this is perfect. And that's my girl, Eliza. She fell right after I took this picture. Kids....
Columns are up on the front porch.

Our new mailbox - its missing a number.
Closer up shot of the siding next to the brick. Love the green/gray look. It is going to be a stunner once the black shutters go up and the door is painted black.

Now here it doesn't look as green/gray to me. Its all about the lighting, yes? Still looks sharp, though!!

Literally, in the door not 2 seconds, Dominic sits down in the living room and takes his shoes off. Keep in mind this carpet has not been stretched or fully trimmed and there are carpet tacks sticking up everywhere. Kids.....

Our first appliance! Welcome, shiny microwave. I hope you like turkey dogs and popcorn, because you'll be seeing a lot of that very soon!

What a lovely surprise - the tile backsplash up in the kitchen! I didn't think this was going up until next week - I am officially obsessed. I love it so much. The color is warmer than I expected, so I may have to rethink my paint palette. I had considered painting the kitchen a slate gray. I thought the contrast against the cabinets would be really sharp, but now I think maybe a warmer gray might work better. Either way, I'm thrilled!

The stove is waiting patiently in the garage.

Eliza said "look mom!!! I found the dining room!" Whew - so worried we'd lost it for a minute:)


This scares me. I am sooo not a TV/electronics person. I mean, I enjoy using them, but to install...forget it. I am a dunce.


Close up of the accent tile in the master bath. Am now thinking maybe I can do the slate gray in this room instead.

"Mommy, I take shower. You get in here too. You take shower. You stink" Kids.... (for the record, I had just come from work. I did not stink)

Tiny nick in the trim along the upstairs hallway.

Another nick in the trim along the stairs. And some really attractive carpet padding. Eliza said "wow mommy! this carpet is really colorful!"
Everyone checking out the basement while this poor guy is trying to seam our carpet together. I'm sure he loved having us all watch him.

If these two ever come up missing, I know exactly where I'm looking first. Under the basement stairs or in any of the bedroom closets.

Thermostats installed. Nice, cool 70.

A view of our rear neighbors from our family room.

Yes. Every time I see it, I love it even more. So glad we asked about this at our Rite Rug meeting. So glad the Rite Rug gal suggested the diagonal layout.

So warm. I love you.

Beginnings of the laminate flooring in the morning room. Some of it came in damaged, so there's a little bit of a delay as they had to send it back, but it won't affect our closing date. Im thrilled with how it looks.
I don't know if we'll get back in ourselves before our final walk through on the 21st, but I'm hoping our sr will hook us up with at least one more set of pics to post before then:) Stay tuned!!!