Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ready to be framed

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Another week has gone by and a little more progress can be seen on our home.  The concrete forms have been removed, the exterior has been tarred and a stone base added.  Oh, our lot number has also been added so we now know this is definitely our house.  I'm hoping next time I visit the framing will have been started.  So far everything seems to be on track for our December 10th closing.

The basement window you can see in this picture was originally over to the left more but since we had the fireplace moved the window had to be moved as well.  The new location is now under our patio door so I hope it doesn't get in the way.

Here is what the view across the street from our house will look like.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A basement means progress

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We are now exactly five months away from our new closing date and our basement walls are finally being formed.  Yay!!  After two years of waiting it is kind of fun to finally start seeing a house taking shape.  We can also confirm that the foundation takes into account our new fireplace location which is one big worry off our shoulders.  Our new worry however is the fact the lots behind our house are quite a bit higher than our lots.  It will be interesting to see how the land is sloped over time and hopefully it doesn't affect us too negatively.  As this is our first time buying a new home it is amazing how many factors you need to think about just when picking a lot.  Where will the electrical box be?  How about the street lights?  What are the easements in the backyard?  In the end we will still have a house though and once we move in all these worries will quickly go away.  Right?

Hopefully my next visit will start to see the some framing being done.