Tuesday, January 10, 2006

21 days until closing! So they say....

This is a better view of my soon to be new house. No that is not dead sod in the front yard eventhough most yards look like that in Texas right now after months of no rain. That is actually just sand. Update for today. Bathroom sinks are in and the outside of the house is painted. That's it! The piece of overhand wood I requested to be replaced was just caulked and painted over and still has yet to be replaced. Do they think they are dealing with a dumb lady here. No way! I have pictures of what the cracks looked like prior to the paint job. I want that piece of wood replaced. The siding that was falling off was fixed.

Lets see what still needs to be don to close besides fix all the little things I notice very day?

finish trim work
electricity hooked up to the house - fuse box is not in yet
all the fixtures - lighting, sinks, door knobs locks, alarm system, surround sound, smoke detectors
replace stolen front door
closet fixtures
finish fence
sprinkler system
install all appliances
sod yard and landscape
as I left at 6pm the men showed up to work on the kitchen back splash
oh and mirrors in the bathrooms

Then fix the 5 million things I see wrong with it every day I go in the house

Like turn the attic door around so someone could actually use the stairs without taking out the frame and the wall to do so!

So much to do in 21 days especially when they take the weekends off! Let alone they have to clean the windows, tubs, shower and acid wash the brick. 21 days not likely. We shall see!

A few pictures of my Kitchen before countertops!

Just a few shots.

Count Down to Completion

My home

is nearing completion. My anticipated close date is Jan 31rst. I am not quite sure how this is going to be completed by then, but that is what I am still being told. Not a great picture of my house. I need to go at lunch and get a good day time picture. Still no electricity, but as of today I have cabinets, doors (minus the stolen front door), garage door, kitchen countertops, and posts for my soon to be backyard fence. The painters were out yesterday priming the house to paint the outside. I did have to get upset. I was told a piece of the overhang near the roof that was cracked in two places would be replaced by the painters before the painted the outside of the house. Nope, they caulked the 2 big cracks! Like caulking would fix the issue! I think not! I was pretty upset and told the sales lady that was out there with me, if she did not call Jimmy, my contractor, that I wanted his cell number. This one will be replaced! Let alone my niece, Josie touched a piece of the siding and it fell off! There is not much siding on this house and to be honest I am not sure why there is any siding on it at all. Pretty dumb if you ask me, but leave it to men to be builders and home designers! The people who care the least about such things. But Josie barely touched it and it fell off and again the painters tried to caulk it back in place! Trust me I knocked it back loose in front of the sales lady! I will go back out there and knock it loose veryday until it is fixed so I can't knock it loose.

Mom and I spent 2 hours at the house on Sunday afternoon sweeping the floors clean. I was told the floors would be going in on Monday and if I didn't want them to carpet over nails and various other odds and ends I would need to sweep myself. I was a little disappointed to get out to the house yesterday and not see any floors being worked on. No carpet, no kitchen flooring, not even the wood like I was told, but my kitchen counter tops were down! That was cool! Fence posts were up, so my fence will be in this week.

Electricty would be great as well. But I guess until they replace my stolen front door they can't start installing fixtures. LOL. That is right someone stole my front door last Thursday evening! I went out Friday and it was gone. The construction dooor is back on it, but I miss my pretty door. Oh well, I am sure it will be replaced soon.