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!!|