Thursday, March 29, 2012


We have windows and a front door (sitting in the garage)!  We haven't been able to make it out to the house since Monday but this is what we saw then:

I'll be able to stop by tomorrow during the day to check on things and see what progress has been made.  I except to see shingles on the roof, hopefully.  Our Guardian meeting is next week and brick is also on the schedule.  I noticed mortgage rates fell under 4.0 and was VERY excited.  Hopefully they stay there until we can lock in (fingers crossed)!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wow....8 hours later

That is going to have to be replaced...

What a difference a day makes!

Wow....2 days later

Framing actually began on Tuesday and this is how far things have come.....48 hours later

Monday, March 19, 2012


Our wood was delivered today on schedule.  I actually pulled up as the 2nd load was being delivered.  We hope to stop by as much as possible this week after work to see the progress.  The brick was being done on the front of the next door neighbor's house.  Happy to see the neighbor selected a dark color brick, opposite of what we have picked.  

Here are the pics...

Here are a few foundation pics (finished last week)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Schedule update

Spoke with our PM this morning and this is the plan:

Week of:
3/19 Lumber delivered-framing begins
3/26 Windows/doors delivered-installed same day as long as it's not raining
4/2 Brick arrives

PM suggests we set-up meeting with Guardian the first week of April to go over placement of the items we selected with them, speakers, data ports, etc.

Waterproofing should be finished up today and they'll start to fill in the dirt around the foundation tomorrow.  Next week will be a major week!  Can't wait.....

Saturday, March 10, 2012

More progress

Had a chance to to stop by the lot yesterday and things are moving right along.  Foundation is in, plumbing is being set-up, and waterproofing is in full swing. 

Here is my son playing king of the mountain on the dirt pile...

And here is our next door neighbor...five days ago all that was there was the foundation, I couldn't believe it!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Moving forward

Things are progressing nicely.  I haven't spoke with our PM since Thursday, but it looks like the rain caused a few minor delays.  So far the weather this week seems to be good, next chance for rain is Friday.  I monitor as often as I check my email these days.

Here are some pictures that we took yesterday....

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Update on excavation

I spoke with our PM this morning and excavation will begin today and the plan is to put in the footers tomorrow, and pour the basement on Monday or Tuesday.  The lumber is scheduled to be delivered on March 19 or at least that week.  This is so exciting!  I can't wait to watch it all come together!