We have not been to the house in a week. We decided to not go nearly as frequently, to avoid seeing no progress. Our PM sent me an email wednesday saying that the steel was on site and framing would start on Thursday. Thursday afternoon he emailed me and said the framers got held up at another site and would not be out until Friday, but they would work Saturday to catch up. So imagine our surprise when we made the 1 hour drive there this morning to see our home looking exactly the same as it did last week. Well... surprised is not exactly the correct word for how we felt, but my Grandma reads this blog so I will refrain from using the words to describe exactly how I felt. We called our SR because she works on the weekends, and she has agreed to help us out by looking at our home on her way in on the weekends and letting us know if it is worth a trip. At this point we are getting anxious on whether or not we will close on October 1st. As you all probably know, the interest rates are crazy low, and I want to lock in, but I can't until we are 60 days from closing. T's car lease is also up on August 15th, so we were hoping to lock in before we had to apply for another lease which will be another hard credit inquiry to worry about.
A couple of posts ago, I talked about how I was unhappy with the size of the garage. In the previous post T discussed that she was upset about the crack in the basement. I now have another area of disappointment to share. The concrete guys applied a sealer to the garage floor. Although I appreciate the effort, it completely ruins my plans for finishing the garage. I had already picked out the epoxy I was planning to use. You cannot apply an epoxy over sealer or it will not adhere. I shared my plans for the garage floor with the PM at our pre construction meeting, but I did not specifically say "dont apply sealer to the floor". You may have read before that there are 2 things I wanted on this house, a 3 car garage and and full basement. Well... I got both, but between the giant crack in the basement and the sealer on the garage floor, I am completely unhappy with both. I just hope the rest of the home is perfect so that T will enjoy it.
There is not doubt that this house will be much better than our apartment, but when we decided to build I as hoping for something to last us 10 years. Now I am thinking we will live there only until the housing market will allow us to get most of our money back in resale. Who knows though, maybe Ryan will completely blow me away with the rest of the home and win me over. I sure hope they do.