Saturday, April 28, 2012

A first look inside today!

 There's a lull in the action this weekend. No more workers around so we got to play a bit. Here's a bunch more pictures!
Morning Room with optional side windows.
Dining Room on left but we are making this a sitting room ( den)  because
we chose the optional bedroom instead of a living room.
Front Bedroom
Study with optional side window. (Because I want to keep Levolor in business.
View of back yard.
Standing in Morning room facing kitchen pantry
So far no creaks on the steps.
Looking out side window in Bonus Room
There it is, the infamous access panel in the alcove. I believe it's
looking promising to have these in garage ceiling.
Here's something you don't see pictures of, the bonus room optional closet.
10ft of closet with 2 doors. You will eat up some floor space if you choose this.
A maze of upstairs rooms. It's very confusing because the model was reversed.
I can't get my bearings.
Master Bedroom
Master Bath

No more Fireplace. They filled it in and I of course I see a caulked seam. Is there any repair
that does not involve caulk? I don't think so!

Another plug for my PM! BIG tweak here! Relocated the attic
 storage access to laundry room. This way it won't interfere with bedroom arrangements.
My first neighbor and friend at the new house Ed Hasselbach and his 2 dogs
Lucky and Candy. My dogs will not be happy that "Other" dogs got a sneak peak before they did!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Windows and Doors Galore!

Looks like the framers have finished today!  Since yesterday all the windows and doors are installed. I exercised incredible self control to not go in past the garage so Jenn can be there for the first venture into the house! I had my weekly PM call today. I only had a few questions today. Had to make sure I get the arch! Things moving very fast. Next week is plumbing and electrical then the pre-drywall meeting. Also worthy of note, I noticed Ryan has updated their website so the virtual tour and floor plans are now updated for the new style Verona. The PDF floor plan now includes the arch :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A roof , a view, Stu and a "Moo"

It really is amazing how much these guys get done in less than 24 hours. Since yesterday the second story is up, morning room walls are up and there's a roof! Looks like they sealed up the fireplace cutout too. I haven't been able to look inside yet because there are many workers We didn't want to get in the way. I see the windows and front door were delivered too. 

A view of the porch, the distinguishing feature of elevation C.
There's the opening where the sliding door will go.
 There will be a wood deck outside the morning room. I also am having them pour a walkway
that will link the landing of the deck steps to the driveway. I also added additional concrete to the driveway. 

A couple of windows are hidden by the Tyvec. The fireplace cutout that didn't belong
is filled in. I'm anxious to get a look at that on the inside.

Lots going on so we couldn't go in and browse. 

There's the front door. Looks like the one others are getting as well. 

As does most of the street, my lot has about 25-30 feet in depth of woods
 behind the house that backs up to farmland. The builder doesn't touch the woods but
the PM said it was OK if I haul some debris out. Lots of dead limbs and brush. So here I am
hauling a dead tree. I have many fire-ant bites :(

Here you can see a view of the woods I'm talking about. The nice thing is even if
 the farmland behind the woods ever gets sold I still have a buffer zone
with the trees on my property.

My neighbors. This is directly behind the house. My property line ends
 at the barbed wire fence surrounding the cows. Lots of mooing going on.
I think they're saying, "Nice Verona!"

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A new story today!

Today's drive-by revealed a second story is in progress.  It was nearly 8pm but the the framers were still at it. I figure they are probably used to being in the pictures. 

Hmmm this looks like the arch  as seen in Rachel's Blog " Building our Verona."  I sure hope this going to be used!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Starting to look like a Verona!

 Looks like they've been busy today. Yesterday there were only 2 small walls for the garage. I"m curious why there is a cutout for a fireplace given that I am not getting a fireplace. I guess that's a question for the PM.



Left Side

Hmm, what's that hole in the middle that looks like a fireplace? I didn't get the fireplace.