Not a long a production has been happening at Lot 1 either. Waterproofing junk went up last week and there were some inspections. So, we didn't miss much while we were in the mountains. Everything seems to be on track for framing to begin Thursday or Friday. Wood is supposed to be delivered tomorrow.
|Side of house looking toward backyard|
|Family room and morning room wall with waterproofing junk|
In the way background on the right of the morning room, you can see
a Ravenna that just got its siding. We will be the 2nd Ryan home in the community
In other news, I had requested a couple additions at our pre-construction meeting: A second window in the back bedroom (its the only room in the whole house with only one window and its a little dark), a railing on the front porch, and a carriage style garage door (like Noey's!).
Our sales rep said the garage door couldn't be done at this late date (although, i did ask about it early on in the process and it just got kinda dropped). Apparently, the style of garage door was approved by the County and to change it would require going back with a new design to re-do the permit, which is costly and time consuming - and all items have to be ordered like yesterday. Its amazing really - I want something that is nicer and more attractive and can't have it. Ditto on the front porch - I didn't specifically hear the county argument, but was quoted a price of $2400. For a RAILING. No thanks. We'll do it ourselves later with the deck contractor.
And finally, she never got back to me on the price of adding a window, but again with the county argument, and some engineering thing. I dropped it - it sounds like it would be more hassle than its worth, and really expensive to boot. I'll just let BF have that room for his office, and I'll take one with more windows.
(Did I mention we will each have our own personal room? I know, I'm very spoiled. I can't wait to design my little retreat.)
I've been a little disappointed with the sales rep's performance on custom requests - it just seemed as if she tried to steer us away from them on our original request, then to get prices and info, we'd have to remind her. Sometimes more than once - its gotten worse since we actually signed the contract. Its like once she had us locked in, she had less incentive to keep us happy. She also got more busy, since 10 more people signed contracts right after we did. I understand why this might be the case, but its still a bit annoying.
Hopefully, pictures of wood tomorrow!