Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

We are thankful for friends and family!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Moved OUT

People keep asking me if we've moved into the new house yet. I think that moving in is going to take weeks, even months (and that if you don't include basement finishing and other miscellaneous construction projects.

The truth is that we have finally moved OUT of our old apartment. I packed up the last box at 1AM this morning.

Friday, November 20, 2009

wifi for everyone!

So, I thought that we would be off the grid for a few days until our internet service is transferred over. I turned on my laptop and there are currently 20 wireless networks visible from my bedroom! A handful are even open.


I just got back from the closing. So, the house is now finally ours (well 95% the bank's). Feels so good to be moving in and having everything finished up with. I can honestly say that we've had a good experience with Hamlin construction and would recommend them to our friends.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


We just got a copy of the appraisal, and the house appraised at a little over the agreed purchase price after all credits and change orders. All signs point are go for closing. Now we wait for the results from the underwriting before we can set a firm closing date. Still hoping to close on or before Nov 20!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Several city inspectors were in today and most of the finishing touches are now in place. Still remaining is the installation of the garage door opener and the last bit of sidewalk to be poured tomorrow.

Friday, November 6, 2009

almost done!

I haven't updated with any pictures in a while, so here is a teaser from the master bathroom. They poured our driveway / sidewalk today and will have the inspector come on Monday which will mark the finish of construction!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Here are some pictures of the countertops which were installed on Friday.