My Countdown

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pictures of banisters...for The Bukers

I tried to find some pictures that would resemble our upstairs but couldn't find any that were the exact heres some that are close...

This one is probably the closest.

Heres a picture of a 1/2 wall.  This is the standard .

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Done Framing :)

They finished up framing yesterday.  It was VERY cool to finaly walk through it and get a feeling of the floorplan.  Im glad we went with the elevation we went with (instead of my first choice with the stone) because it really adds a lot of space to the dining room, my sons room and my daughters closet!

SO much wood!!  lol

All wrapped up nice and pretty!  Its like Christmas!  lol

Archway into Master suite.  Will have double doors

Hubby and princess standing in Master suite.  Picture taken from down the hall in the laundry room

Master bedroom and master bath to the right.  Can see the start of the tray ceiling...very cool!

"Hi Daddy!"

Family room and "sunroom" looking out to backyard

Kitchen will be to the left

Great view from my sons room!

Friday, August 26, 2011

More pics...

Hubby got to go in with our PM and take some pictures of the inside so far

Kitchen and dinette

View from family room  ...
Note to the Bukers...The full banisters are SO worth it!!  Otherwise the 1/2 banister is just those bottom 2 steps.

Putting up the walls to our Master Suite  :)

Other side of the upstairs ....and our great PM!

View from my bathtub window!  Can't wait!!  The sun sets SO beautifuly over those trees.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

"Across the board change..."

SO I guess my window rant wasn't without merit.  When I talked to my rep today (poor guy was supposed to be on vacation this week...turns out he was at Atlantis in the Carribean for 24 hours before they evacuated and sent him a packin') he said that when my PM called corporate about the window change I requested, they stated that all the floorplans are supposed to have the same they are making an "across the board change" to all the blueprints down here!  YAY go me!!  ;-)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

More frustration....I should be used to it by now

So BEFORE we signed anything I asked if the windows in our house were going to be 6 over 6 (so 12 small panes)  I was told yes.  I asked again at the precon meeting and was told yes again....

I noticed today that the other Palmetto Grove that is going up across town has 2 over 4 HUGE panes.  I personaly don't like the look of this AT ALL!  So I emailed my PM about it and said "hey I noticed this and just want to make sure ours have the 12 panes" and I got this back...

Hi N,

The Palmetto Grove windows for the front elevation comes with the 2 over 2, or "4 large panes." This is what is shown on the blue prints so that is what is ordered. The style varies from house to house and elevations- all Palmetto Groves have the same style- as you saw in Lake Charm. I have forwarded this email on to S- for him to address with you, however he is out of town until Friday. Please feel free to call me if you have any further questions.


"address it" with me ALL you want...Im NOT taking this house with those windows after you told me twice they would be different.  Im so fed up with all of this.  NEVER AGAIN!

In lighter news, I guess...they started framing.  Im not all that excited because they also told my husband that instead of the original projected mid Oct close...we are looking at mid Nov.  GREAT happy to be moving in right before Thanksgiving when I was supposed to be having everyone over my house for dinner.  OH and the fact neither me or my husband are aloud time off in in the month of Nov.  Thanks again.  So happy this house is going to take almost 7 months to complete from start to finish.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Welcome the Bukers to our RH e-neighborhood!

I have a new neighbor!!  In e-life and real life!!!

Welcome The Bukers blog to our little e-community

Here is they're blog site...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Block, Wood....and Kittens

Some updated pictures.  Down here, the first floor is made of cinderblock.  More hurricane and termite resistant.
Front...Driveway, garage and front porch
My roof I believe  :)

...And introducing our two new additions (we're crazy)!
 This is Luke and Leia (my husband and daughter are dorks)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

We have SLABAGE!! ..and a birthday

They poured our slab yesterday..YAY!!! 

And I want to wish my little man Ryan a very happy 2nd birthday!!!
Hard to believe we went from this.... 

to THIS in just 2 years .....

Thursday, August 4, 2011

One quick pic before bed.....

Our humble hovel has begun its life!  This is a picture from the back looking out into our street.  I still miss having a basment...But I think slab is quicker in building than a thats a plus...I guess  (trying to see the bright side  :-)

Monday, August 1, 2011

My two new additions to our family... :)

Dont know why it is sideways...I uploaded it correctly...sigh

Got my GE Induction convection range and the matching convection microwave.  The range I got at $1,700 off reg price and the microwave was about $200 off because its getting discontinued.  I didn't care if the microwave was convection or not, since the range is, but I guess its a nice bonus since it was on sale.  OH I also got a $100 rebate!!  So excited!!!  Dont mind the blankets...its in my living room right now since we are completely renovating our kitchen and I wanted to protect it from the skampering creepy crawlers that have taken over my home....aka MY KIDS!!  hehe  <3 them but boy can they wreck a place in T minus 3 seconds!!

I have a feeling that stainless steel is going to be a bugger to clean!