Monthly Archives: September 2012

Update on Dig Date

We had our meeting with the PM today.  They said the meeting would last an hr and it took 3.  I guess if there is one thing we’ve learned so far it’s plan for much longer meetings than what you … Continue reading

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Dig Date

Monday we have a meeting with our project manager to finalize the blue prints and get our official dig date.  Then the real fun begins.  YEA!!!

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3-Car Wing Wall

I did a few sketches to show the difference between a wing wall (standard design) and a stanchion post. Standard design with a Wing Wall: Our design with a stanchion post: For me, the wall was a no-go, but for … Continue reading

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Basement Configuration

We decided we were not going to have Ryan finish our basement for a few reasons.  Although I think the price to have it finished is well worth it, the layout is not what we had wanted.  Thanks to my … Continue reading

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3 Car Garage Issues

One thing we noticed when driving down our street was a small wing wall between the 2nd and 3rd car garage on the completed houses with 3 car garages (Ravenna model).  At first we thought this must be a mistake or a … Continue reading

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Financing with NVR

A few short days after signing our contract we had a meeting with a representative from NVR (Ryan’s Mortgage Company) to discuss financing.  We didn’t realize this meeting was to sign the actual loan application or that the meeting would last almost 3 … Continue reading

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Cabinets, Flooring and Counters

Our cabinet, flooring and counter top selections.

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Bar Stools

We stumbled across these bar stools at Target.  For the price ($45 -$50 depending on what height) we are thinking about getting a set for the new house?  Plus, the seats are made of cloth so we think they would be … Continue reading

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Floor Plan

So after a long long (very long) search for the perfect home which included signing with another builder and backing out,  losing out on a short sale, and ultimately not finding ANYTHING we could both agree on, we stumbled upon … Continue reading

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And so it begins…

So the site is up, now to add content.

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