|View out behind the sales office|
It has been a LONG time coming, but we are still in the process of building our home and hopefully moving forward for good now. They still continue laying the roads, curbs, pipes/utilities. Delays have occurred that have been related to weather and the county permits & approvals. Not going to lie, the delays have been really tiresome and frustrating, so I've attempted to back off and not watch the movement like a hawk like I used to. I am really hoping from this point we move forward and pretty quickly as well. :)
We visited the sales office yesterday & it really did make me look forward to the future again. Each time I stop by, the excitement gets re-ignited and I'm thankful for that. I look forward to this home and this community so much! :)
In my last post I originally left off stating that construction was slated to begin middle of October. Well, October has come and gone into November. So clearly we haven't started or I would have been back to posting sooner. Mama always said "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all". I wouldn't say I don't have anything nice to say, as I understand there is so much that goes into the development and the foundation of starting a brand-new community, but I just don't exactly have anything to say in general. BUT slow progress is still progress & I've been waiting for this opportunity.
According to our SR, who is somewhat in the dark as to when paving is set to begin, but is under the impression that hopefully within the next two weeks that progress takes place. They are currently pouring the curb and laying the gravel, so all that's left is the asphalt. ;)
Our pre-construction meeting is now slated for November 28th with construction hopefully beginning December 1st. It makes me wonder how difficult it is to build a house in the Winter, but we will clearly be seeing! :) 3.5 weeks to that day, but I'm not going to focus on it because I don't want my heart set on another date that may change again.
BUT onto the GOOD news that we ran into yesterday, is the fact that we finally have a stake showing the general vicinity of our lot! :) I was so stinking excited for this, because it was the first time we've ever seen something depicting where our future home will be besides on paper.
|Sweet little lot #95!|
The stake is probably positioned where the beginning of our rear-loading garage will be.
The mound of dirt in front will house the 1.2 acre "common area".
|I kicked off my shoes because I didn't want to get them dirty trudging around the development. |
So here I am standing for the first time in what will specifically be my future home.
|Standing in the middle of the road that will be in front of our home, looking to the left.|
Which in the future will house the shopping center.
|Looking directly forward through what will be the front of our home to the rear.|
Our little "stake" housed in the middle of the photo.
|Standing in the middle of what will be our road! It was FREEZING!|
|Celebrating our stake! Someday we will get to slap a "SOLD" sticker on a real sign. ;)|
|Early morning this past week before pouring the curb|
|Early morning this past week before pouring the curb.|
|The next morning - completed curbs!|
|The next morning - completed curbs!|
|View from the main road from September|
Lastly, we have HUGE news not related to the house. We are expecting an addition to our family in June 2015! We will then be a family of four. :) I'm REALLY hoping to be closed by the first week in March (which is our estimated date of settlement) because I've got things to get in order before the arrival of another child! I look forward to decorating both kids rooms now. :) Time to get the nesting in order as soon as I can.