And so it Begins...
The construction of our very first home began this month. Things have been progressing quite nicely and so far it's been a much more pleasant experience than either of us had anticipated. We still have a long way to go and I'm sure there will be some snags and frustration, but right now we are so glad that we decided to buy a new construction. Though there were some restrictions because we are buying in a community, we feel like we have been able to mold our house a little bit instead of having to find something already built and make it work. We had so much fun picking out the model that we wanted and deciding on the options. We are a great team and the agent couldn't believe how quickly we made decisions and compromised on disagreements. That is one of the fundamentally fantastic things about our relationship, however, and something that we pride ourselves on. We get along. We compromise.
There were some snafoos at the very beginning of the construction process as we decided on what lot we would build on. We chose a cute little one in our price range but found out that the extra parking pad we ordered didn't fit on the lot. We were upgraded free of charge to a larger, more expensive lot across the street. We were cool with it. Then we found out the parking pad wouldn't fit there either! To make a long story short, our driveway on the new lot will be so long that we don't need the parking pad, and we still got the bigger lot for the same price! Jawesome.
Since construction began I've been driving over on my lunch break or after work to document the progress. I'm making a scrapbook of it all, but have been emailing pictures to a long list of people every time there are changes...which has been a couple of times a week as of late! So we decided that starting a website will make it a bit easier on everyone's inboxes and will let us document some of our thoughts about it all. Hope you enjoy!