Thursday, October 1, 2015

NEW HOUSE UPDATE: Two Weeks And Counting!!


We are down to the wire now , and the progress we have seen in the last week is remarkable.

In my last update I showed you the house painted, that was such a thrill for me to see. Of all the things that have been done, for some reason seeing the paint on the house made it feel like ours. 

Lots of fun discoveries going through this process!

We went yesterday to see her, and now she has some amazing changes that have given her even more personality.


When purchasing a new home that is in a development you don’t always get to choose your door unless you want to upgrade it. 

The builder offers certain standard doors according to the elevation you have chosen. Well as luck would have it I got the door I was hoping for, just another little gift that came our way. 

I love light as you all know so I wanted some windows in my door and I got it!!

The other wonderful thing is it is black which in my world is a perfect choice for the gray/blue/green"= Blaygreen color of our home.

It keeps getting better and better! 

We also now have shutters, which is something else I wanted, AND we  have landscaping too. 

I think  already  told you because of the drought in California we don’t get a front lawn from the builder, but they do give us drought tolerant plantings, and I think they did a pretty good job for this type of landscaping. I am a green lawn loving gal, so this is a bit of an adjustment for me.

Another gift came our way with the landscaping, which we had no say about, but my fingers and toes were crossed that it would be in the purple, periwinkle, white category and not the orange and yellow category. (yes, that is what is offered on some elevations.)

We got it! Some periwinkle and soft purple in rosemary. Happy Dance!!

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Yesterday was the QA walk thru, that is where they come thru and mark anything that needs to be addressed with painters tape. If you look closely you can see some on the trim on the garage door.

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The painters were working over time last night when we came to visit. They have a lot of houses to finish in the next two weeks. It was fun talking with him.

In this picture you can see some tape on the shutters as well, they are pretty dusty so they will look darker once cleaned and touched up.

I also contacted the superintendent about talking to the landscaper to get another spiral juniper on the right side of the window. 

In the future I would also like a window box. Don’t you think she needs a window box to add to her charm!?

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The touch ups and fix-ups are in progress! They still have to add the hardware on our garage door to make it look like a carriage door, so she will be getting her jewelry soon.

The gate will be going up on the fence, and the other side of our fence will be built. 

We have a new house going up right next door, so that will be fun to watch it’s progress once we are moved in. 

We get the keys to our new home on the 13th if everything stays on schedule. To say we are excited is truly an understatement.

We get to do our walk thru in one week!! I can’t wait to post some pictures of the inside!!

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