Sunday, December 21, 2014


 More Progress....

 Taken from the street.  Our future garage on the left!

I can just picture the future walk out patio door and two small windows!  One window is located next to the sliding glass door and one will be located in unfinished area (right side).  Our neighbor's home is going up across the street.  It's amazing that they just started framing that house a day prior to taking that picture.  

I can't believe that is our basement.  We plan on using the main area of the basement as a hang out area with TV, pool table, and eating area.  We'd like to add a bar to the main area as well.  It will take some creativity.  The main area isn't very large.  There are two large unfinished areas.  We are using the largest space as a gym space for working out and "rough" play area for the kids.  The other unfinished area will be used for storage.  We didn't get the full bath in the basement, but we did get the plumbing rough in.  We'll be adding the bath down the road.  

 Guardian is doing same wall HDMI wiring for TV in the same location as the picture above.  We are also getting another same wall HDMI connection in the center of the far wall with the small window.  The plan is to put a smaller TV on this wall for watching football etc while playing pool/cards/etc.  I'm not 100% on having a TV on that wall.  Guardian said that we can move our wiring selections anywhere in the house, so that location may change.  We just have to let them know when we meet pre-install if there are any changes.  

I really hope that my next post involves a lot of wood!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Yes...Here we go!

I drove by the lot today and there was a lot of progress being made.  The basement forms were half way installed.  I'm thinking that by the end of the weekend our basement foundation and waterproofing should be complete.  We were surprised that our wood has already been delivered.  There is wood in front of the lot, on the street (picture below), and two additional pallets of wood on the lot.  That's a lot of wood!  I can't believe that all of that wood will be our future home. 

 Wood with #56 written on it!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Construction has begun!

Ground has been broken and our Verona is officially becoming a reality!  We have finalized our selections, our loan has been approved, and our pre-construction meeting took place on 11/21.  We love the lot our home is being built on.  It's 1.16 acres with trees to the left and right of the house.  We will have neighbors across the street, but not next door.  Lots of side yard!  The PM said that our home will be finished around March 15th.  This is such an exciting time for our family!