Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Want Some Stake Out!

YAY!  Today, it happened!  We finally met at the table with our PM to build our "forever dream home" after waiting nine (9) long long long months!!!  We met from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  He thought we were going to meet for just three hours; however, as you can see we met for six (6) hours.  This was one of his longest meetings in his career other than one other home builder to date with the same time record.  He was extremely accommodating, patient, kind and even purchased us some Starbuck's coffee.  Caramel Latte!  Just Delicious!  We, also, got the opportunity to meet with our alternate PM who picked up the coffee for ALL of us including the SR on site.  He is a great guy too!  We will always have a back-up PM on site which is wonderful!  We are off to a great relationship with our PM and I am quite pleased at his willingness to build our home with the attention he described that it deserves.  Yes, it was a very long meeting and highly productive.  During our meeting, we discovered that building the front porch on our Elevation C extended the placement of our house beyond the property line.  Unfortunately, this meant loosing an additional five feet of back yard space because our house had to be pushed back to stay within the property line.  We really did not have much back yard space to begin with because we wanted a long drive way to accommodate our vehicles and parking for our future guests.  Be careful for what you ask for because now we have a drive way that will extend 65 feet from the curb giving us plenty of parking.  With two pick up trucks, one motorcycle and one SUV, this will allow us to house the SUV and motorcycle inside the garage and the two pick up trucks will stay parked on the outside as planned.  We will still have a decent amount of yard space on the side of the house which I love, because it will angle the house closer to the pond which will give us the views I was hoping to have from the beginning.  This turned out to be a great trade off because DH isn't really interested in maintaining a huge yard, I get to still grow my petite herbal garden, Harley will still have room to run and play and we will get to build our deck and patio combo according to plan.  I can't wait!!  Whoo hoo!  I am so, so, thrilled and elated!!!  We got a lot of work done today-- so let the digging begin!  We are scheduled to begin digging this Tuesday, October 2, 2012!  What a blessing!!!  I am forever grateful!! Thank you, God!  

Yes, Yes, Yes!!  Our LOT #28 is STAKED OUT!

Look how long the grass has grown! 
Isn't she gorgeous!  I loved walking up to these stakes and
seeing our lot number displayed!

Our staked extended across the property towards our
neighbors on Lot #27!  Yikes! 

PM and Hubby double checking the new STAKE OUT configuration!!

Going to the Back of the Lot to confirm the other STAKES!!

Team Work makes the Dream Work!
They are ON it!!  Great Job Hubby and PM!!

Closer Look Into the Lot with the Stakes! 
Me, the Stake and a small part of the
soon-to-be LONG drive way! 

Another view of the drive way from the curb with STAKE!
Further view of the drive way from the curb and
section where the hole will be dug!

Our Approved Permit!  HOLLA!!

30 comments:

  1. Congrats!!...so exciting I remember how excited we were back in June just before they broke ground our house

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    1. Can you believe it Jesse!! It's really happening!! And you and Lisa are on your way to closing with a beautiful baby boy! So exciting!!

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  2. Congratulations *doing the cabbage patch*. I was waiting all day yesterday for your post. Our neighborhood is almost complete. Yippee!!!!!!!!

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    1. *doing the cabbage patch too!* lol We still have a few more houses to GO!

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  3. Congratulations!! I think everyone is as excited for you as we were for ourselves! You've waited a long time and have been more patient than anyone I've ever known. Looking forward to "going through" your build with you. Aren't those the most beautiful stakes you've ever seen in your life?

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    1. Thank your for the compliment, what a RIDE!! It's nice to know that others are excited for us too! AND the stakes--love them!! Never thought I would be so happy seeing a stick of wood with a red flag! lol

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  4. Congrats! Also, that photo of you is too cute. You have a gorgeous smile!

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    1. RYAN VEE, THANK YOU FOR THE COMPLIMENT! :-)

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  5. Our God is an awesome God...do you know that song? I am so happy for you and Rick. It has been a journey but it was worth every bit of the wait to get exactly, if not more than you wanted. I'm really going to put some work into that spreadsheet today. We're about 32 days away from the move and I have not packed one thing. So, I have your email, I will send. In the meantime, I can not wait to see your house and the daily progress. May God continue to bless you and yours!

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    1. What!? Our God is an AWESOME God! Yes, I know that song very well, Danielle! This journey has been so worth it and we are blessed to be on it--no complaints!! You are so close to closing and I am looking forward to the spreadsheet. email me at proctorhousehold@gmail.com

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  6. That is awesome news! I'm so glad you finally get to break ground, hopefully it will be a quick & painless process from here on out :)

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    1. Mama G, I am looking forward to easy and effortlessly from here on OUT! Yes, indeed!!

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  7. Congrats! We just got good news today and should be a week or so behind you.

    dreamrome.blogspot.com

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    1. Julie, that is awesome news! We will be building buddies!!

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  8. YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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    1. Yes, Amanda!! YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! We will be building buddies too!! :-)

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  9. Congratulations!!! Isn't it great just seeing those wooden stakes in "your yard"?!?! You have a very nice lot and views. We don't have much back yard either and had similar problems with the property line. We had to move our deck off to one side to keep it within the boundary. It'll get very exciting (yes, even more than now) starting next week. Have fun!!

    ournewwilliamsburg.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! We decided to wait to build the deck because I want to be sure of the layout! This lot placement changed a lot. But it will work out fine, I just want to be certain of the layout for both deck and patio.

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  10. Congratulations! So glad you get to actually start (the good part of) your journey soon!

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    1. Cherie and David, it's amazing!! Two more days!

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  11. Congrats! So exciting to see that this is finally happening to you all. Can't wait to follow along as this dream house becomes reality!

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    1. WJ, can you believe it!? It is going to happen and I am tickled PINK!

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  12. Nadase, I just love following your blog......always so much information.

    What an eventful day......holy cow.LONG meeting....

    Stakes how wonderful.......im jealous, rain pushed our back till Monday...boooo

    BTW, Need some blog advice.

    My follow list doesnt seem to update correctly...and I cant get the darn countdown to work, and i followed your direcrtions????

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    1. Hi DW, thanks for following our journey and I enjoy following yours too!! I will add some additional directions that I discovered just the other day. To get the countdown to work follow the instructions on the widget with date time and words after you pick the widget of your choice. Once you are complete, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see a box with some funny inscriptions. Copy and paste all of the text into your add gadget on the layout button.

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  13. WOOHOOO! You just began an exciting part of the journey after enduring so much!!! So happy for you...and hope you got that steak dinner as the blog title somewhat implies!!! can't wait to complete the journey with you and see your dreams come to life!

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    1. Oh it is such a blessing to be on this journey!! I have watched so many other homes being built and I can't wait until Tuesday! Woohooo!!! It's happening!! We did eat out that night--but looks like we get to go again!! :-)

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  14. Yaaaaay! I can't wait to see that dirt. Happy for you guys.

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    1. Giirrrrllll, can't wait to see the DIRT and the HUGE HOLE in the ground!!

      BTW--where is your blog? we would love to see you build your home too!!

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