Well the paperwork is done, the house is complete, the only thing left is a couple of signatures (maybe some more paperwork onsite)... I did our last walkthrough a few hours ago and the house looks very good!
Tomorrow morning we sign the paperwork and then the house is ours! YIPPIE!
So it was a very bad week for both of us, so we decided to forget about reality for a few hours and headed out to Disney! Since I know we will be spending the next few weeks at Epcot (Food and Wine Festival starts soon), we decided to head to the Magic Kingdom!
And would you believe, it has been nearly 3 months since we had even been to a park.... weird and sad :(
Magic Kingdom, from a ferry boat:
A quick tour of the Haunted Mansion exterior:
Quick shot of the Mr. Toad statue in the Pet Graveyard:
I could have posted all of these in the same post, but I figured it might be better to split them. Last week we had our pre-carpet walkthrough, aka blue tape walkthrough. This was where we got to go through the house and mark any issues, marks, wrong parts, miss placed, anything of that nature....
This was only a week or so after the previous update but there were some new stuff! The counter tops were in, most of the flooring (except carpet), light figures, appliances, landscaping, and the radiant barrier under the roof. Oh and just for my mother, some nice shots of our $3,000 banister!
Great news on the new house front... we have our final walk through NEXT WEEK! And in two weeks, we CLOSE! The new house is closer to being a reality for us... So we have stepped up our buying, recently we have bought painting supplies, some wall borders, all of the head rails for the vertical blinds, and a few other minor things.... Oh yeah, almost forgot we also purchased our fridge.
Time to catch up on some photos from the house. Two or three weeks ago, we went out and did a walk through on our own. I took a ton of photos to show off the house and how things are finally starting to come together. These photos show the new cabinets, walls, bathroom items, etc.... there is no flooring, countertops, fixtures, or appliances yet.
Here's a surprise... I did some walk throughs with the camera during this visit. I recorded a downstairs, upstairs, and outside walk arounds. I know, probably moved through too fast... oh well :)
Ok, I know... it's been a while since I last posted. I just finished a month long project on the other side of the state. Working 14 hours a day leaves you very little time to do ANYTHING....
But, during that period there were some big changes and updates to the house. First, just prior to July 4th, we had our first walkthrough of the new house. This walkthrough was to approve of the general structure of the building, placement of outlets, and to show the plumbing aspects. It is really weird to walk through and think that in just a few weeks this will be our house... Click the image below for more images of our naked house!
After that, we celebrated the Fourth of July at home. Doing what we normally do, FIREWORKS! This year we went all out, maybe a little over board... well, let me just say this: I don't think mrsguru will let me go back to Phantom Fireworks in Daytona again. Click the link for more photos:
I will post some more photos from the walk through we did this past weekend later today....