Monday, January 28, 2013

Locked in!

We just locked in at 3.5%. It's okay, but I really would have liked to lock in at the rate of 3.25% when I originally inquired about locking in and no one returned my phone call.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

What a surprise!!!!!! :)

I stopped by the house yesterday with Chris after he got off work and we were so shocked(as always!) We had no idea the drywall was done! We thought they just did the inspections this past week. I later on got our weekly update and this will be sanded down monday and they will paint sometime during the week. I think we are going by again on Wednesday or Friday, so I can't wait to see the progress then! Oh, and I had to download Safari on my HP to be able to upload photos. Strange, but it worked! 

Recreation Room

Rec Room walkout
This bad boy had the house nice and cozy yesterday :)

Waiting for our siding. It was delivered today.

Photo number 7,216 of the rec room :) Just kidding but it feels like it!

Water heater and our small storage area

Powder room on first level

I opened the garage door and was greeting with lots of goodies! Trim, doors, sink tops, cabinets, everything!

Living room

Stairs going up

I really like the landings

We opted for the "nook" instead of the powder room or closet. I'm pleased.


Kitchen and pantry


In the living room, looking towards the kitchen.

The OTHER landing. I live in a house with NO steps right now, so this should be fun.

Closet for the office.

Guest room


Guest closet

Looking out of the guest room at the laundry closet

Laundry closet

Linen closet in the hall bath

Hall shower pre tile.

Master walk in closet.

Master bedroom

Looking into our bathroom

Master bedroom

Roman shower

Our nice little backyard :)

Looking down the hall.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Can't wait to see my house tomorrow

Today is a much better day. Chris and I are riding up to see the house tomorrow and hopefully the drywall is all done and sanded. We shall see :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Seeing red....

I have been trying to get ahold of my LO since Sunday to lock in our rate. Have I heard from her?? Nope. I can't say I'm surprised though. Tuesday Chris got an email to have all up to date statements, w-2s, pay stubs etc to our loan processor by tomorrow or our settlement is pushed back...ummmm what?! So I have frantically been printing statements, arguing with my bank to get copies of our checks clearing to Ryan homes from our CD. Oh and he hasn't received his w-2 from his previous job so I have to go get that. I realized yesterday when I went to fax 55 pages to our LP that my fax broke. Looks like ill be driving over an hour tomorrow to deliver papers face to face. I know it's not their fault my fax machine broke but a little more then 3 days notice would be nice. I hope I can keep my composure tomorrow when I drop this stuff off because I'm at the end of my rope. NO communication at all and I hate that! Grrrr.. I just had to vent! Is it too late to try to get financed with my bank that I use? I probably should have just done that in the first place...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Current interest rates

We have a 5/1 arm mortgage. How can I look into interest rates? Does anyone have any pointers? We're first time home buyers so this is all VERY new to us! Any insite is greatly appreciated!

How could I forget!!

Our new home orientation is scheduled for the week of 3/6, we're just not sure on an exact date because of Chris's schedule being on shift work. I'm hoping everything goes well in the mean time!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Today's meeting

We had our pre drywall meeting today. Everything looked great...I had no idea what I was looking though. The house next door sold to an older lady which is nice because we're laid back and didn't really want a party crowd next door. Drywall is set to start Tuesday so hopefully ill have some new up to date pictures later next week!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pre drywall meeting tomorrow!

We have our pre drywall meeting tomorrow morning bright and early---8am. That's how I excited I am for this...I'm getting up a 6am on my day off. Any suggestions for tomorrow or questions I should ask? When walking through last weekend I noticed a few outlets we added were MIA. I emailed joe and he got right back to me. He didn't have any notes about the added outlets but did see we paid for them so he quickly added them in. As luck would have it, our meeting was originally scheduled for yesterday but the electricians were in an accident and didn't finish so joe pushed it back, which gave them time to add the outlets before the inspection. Problem: I couldn't remember where I originally wanted them all to go. i knew we added one above our cabinets and one behind where our bed will go in the master. i think i wanted one in the pantry so thats where the third is going. Oh well.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Today's visit

Some photos from today's visit. They were there putting in the garage door!