Your feedback, your comments, your suggestions, the research you shared so openly, your encouragement, your willingness to be honest and your desire to share your building journey has been a tremendous gift to me. I can't thank you enough and I am so grateful to have had a forum to share our year long journey of building and purchasing a new home with you. You read my blog, listened to my concerns; however, it was twofold. We learned from each other. There are things in my home that I would not have ever considered without your support. For instance, wrapping our water heater in a water blanket to reduce our utility bills (Thanks to Thomas at Ravenna Speed). This will allow us to enjoy the ceiling to floor fireplace and not worry about high utility bills. Who wants to spend all that money on a fireplace that they never turn on. Many people include this upgrade in their homes but are unable to enjoy it because they concerned about the bill being too expensive. Well, thanks to this tip, we will enjoy our fireplace and an abundance of other things in our new home. We are also considering solar panels for our new home too (Thanks to Erica for this tip). My all time favorite upgrade in our new home is our double ovens (Thanks to Maria at Home Sweet Rome). She was so kind and generous without knowing who I was and because of her generosity the structural items I wanted in my kitchen are complete to my satisfaction. I can't leave out our PM, Greg who also helped my dream kitchen become a reality. Thank you, Greg! There are so many things that I can talk about but I would be here for days if I listed them all. I also want to give a special shout to those who contacted me via email: DWtimes2, Maria (Saving Queen), Maria (Home Sweet Rome), Emrose, Isz Wisz, , Danielle, Amanda, Heather, Mike, Crystal, Sherita, James, Melissa, Catherine, Julia, and our new neighbors--(Sheldon, Alejandro and Sharon).
As you know, I have agonized over my back splash for weeks and I appreciate all of you so much for your honest feedback and suggestions. This was a tremendous help in making my final decision.
Lastly, we may not know each other personally; but there is a connection that we will forever share that will remain precious in my heart which is building our dream homes and the opportunity share our highs and lows in the process.
We have our walkthrough tomorrow at 10:00 am and we are thrilled to see the house. It's been several days since I last walked in and I can't wait.
In the meantime, we are still supplying documentation for our final approval to the underwriters and waiting for the CALL or EMAIL that says, "we are clear to close on Friday, January 11, 2013. As we wait, I will continue to pack, plan, prepare to move into our new dream home. Fingers Crossed!! YAY!!
***For those of you who can, consider installing an 110V outlet inside your master bathroom cabinet to keep those unslightly wires out of the way from the hair dryers, razors etc***