Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Today has been the most exciting day yet! Our little patch of dirt is starting to look like a home. We also got word on Tuesday that our basement will have 4 full sized windows instead of  2 (which were originally going to just be in the unfinished storage room). Last but certainly not least, we had the opportunity to meet a few of our neighbors. They were all very nice and we look forward to future block parties. We hope everyone has a Happy New Year..please be safe! 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

New Home Decorations

Since we'd been out of town for the holidays and thus were unable to monitor the progress of the house's exterior, I thought I'd post an update on some new interior decorations for our future home.
"Hott Family" sign, courtesy of HandcraftedBrunette on Etsy
Heather's aunt and uncle were kind enough to get us not one, but two wonderful signs for our home- the first of which being the "Hott Family" sign above.  Both of our signs were created by HandcraftedBrunette on Etsy.  The sign looks great and should be prominently displayed in our new home.
Another sign for my future man cave!
According to HandcraftedBrunette's instagram page, over 120 people have already seen and "liked" our other new sign, which will make a perfect addition to my future man cave.  Not only does it look great, but it perfectly encapsulates my love of tacos and beer!

Special thanks to our families for these and many other gifts that will aid us in furnishing our new home.  We'll look to post more updates this week, as we may start to see some framing popping up shortly (weather permitting).  Likewise, I plan on posting more updates about my future man cave and how I plan to furnish it.  I have my eye on another piece of art that I think would look nice down there...

Hope all of our followers have had a wonderful Christmas, stay tuned for more posts!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Lumber Delivered

The crew has been working hard the past few days to get the foundation waterproofed and the floor ready for concrete. The plan is to get the basement floor poured before Christmas so that the can start framing after the holiday weekend. A big thanks to our PM and all the workers that have been working their booties off to get us back  on schedule. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

We have a foundation!

Thanks to the beautiful 60 degree weather and a hardworking team, we have gone from a pile of dirt to a foundation! We look forward to having our framing material delivered soon. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Almost Ready for Concrete

I went by the lot today and snapped some pictures. It looks like some of (if not all) of the helical piers are up. Our PM told me last week that they plan to put the concrete and work double time starting Monday to make up for the time we've lost. I had the chance to meet some of our neighbors yesterday while I was volunteering with the fire department. We took santa around on the fire truck so that all the kids could see and take pictures with him. I was glad to see that our new neighborhood is filled with young families! Here are some pictures I took today of the "progress"made thus far our lot as well as of the model home kitchen with the new island design our kitchen will have:

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Well, it's been a while since we last posted an update on our home and that is because not much progress has been made thus far :( we still have a lovely pile of dirt anxiously awaiting a foundation. We found out the delay is due to some information they found out about the soil on our land. The good news is that our landscaping will look beautiful because the soil is rich and soft but the bad news is that they were having a hard time figuring out a way to lay the foundation to minimize future settling. Well our PM contacted a company that specializes in helical pier foundation systems and they are set to install our piers at the end of this week. Although we are disappointed in the progress that has currently been made, we are happy to know that our house will sit on a solid foundation (thanks to the lovely engineer that designed it for us). Hopefully we will have a foundation by the end of the work week.