Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Update (Sort of)

Take cover because I'm about to start ranting....
*My builder is on a cruise
*We can't close on the house the last 4 days of the month and it's now the 26th.
*Our acid stained patio turned out a lovely shade of Clemson orange (I'm hoping my brother won't take a baseball bat to my knee caps for this) -- although this will be FIXED!
*Our appliances have yet to be delivered and were just ordered on Monday after much confusion and communication issues with the Display Center.
*Carpet has yet to be stretched properly--flooring guy and his team seem to be on the same cruise boat as my builder because he's been M.I.A. --his carpet stretcher broke and I'm about to go buy one myself and google d.i.y. on how to stretch carpet and just do it myself.
*My house (the little one) is being prepped for the next tenant.
*My house (the little one) is stacked full of boxes and is a complete war zone right now.

Ok, so the upside is that we are healthy and we are blessed to be able to even build our dream home. I try to keep a positive attitude and put things in perspective every day but I can't help but think I need to either have the house saged or exorcized or maybe I should go ahead and move the foo dogs in because I've evidently got some bad juju when it comes to finishing this house.

Happy week to all! With any LUCK we will be able to move this weekend. But I'm doubtful....

Friday, August 14, 2009

Update 8.14.09

*Granite countertops were installed in the kitchen and all of the bathrooms
*Kitchen sink and all bathroom sinks were installed
*All faucets were installed
*Toe moulding has been installed
*Screening has been installed on the back porch (minus the door for now)
*Security system has been installed
*Patio has been scored
*Treads on the stairs have been stained to match the hardwood floors

A great deal of work had been done yesterday! The end is near! YAY!

This is what happens when I go to mama's house....

.....I walk in the door to a plate of beignets, FRESH sweetened peaches and cinnamon coffee waiting on me at the table! She thought that since we hadn't had beignets in a few years, she would make some for brunch! She then helped me reupholster 2 seat cushions and mend the frame on a print I bought.
But back to the important part......the beignets! If you've never had them you are completely missing out. They are like a crispy airy doughnut covered with powdered sugar! They are famous in New Orleans at the Cafe du Monde and I've actually had the real thing in New Orleans but mama's are way better!!
I think it goes without saying that I have the best mom in the world!
....and NO I'm not sucking up to mom with this post....although I might need her help moving soon =)

Happy 30th to Lauren!!

One of my oldest, dearest and bestest friends in the whole wide world is turning 29 again today!! Lauren is leaving on a birthday cruise on Monday and I'm trying to convince her that if I shed a few more pounds before Sunday night, she could stuff me in her suitcase..

Party Hearty in the tropics girl!! Love you!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Update 8.7.09

*Hardwood Floors are finished!!
*Garage doors were installed last night
*Concrete patios underneath the porches have been poured along with all sidewalks and parking pad outside of the garage
*Finally all light fixtures have been installed and are working properly-- the living room fan no longer sounds as if it might start smoking and fly across the room (speakers HAVE YET to be installed)
*Master shower tile is almost done, grouted all except one area but there are some impovements to be made before Chad and I are satisfied
*Two bays of Chad's shed now have concrete
That's about it--my camera needs charging and I'll try to get some updated pics soon!
Happy weekend to all!
K & C

Monday, August 3, 2009


For those of you who have asked 'when have they told you they will be done' -- the answer from Chad and I (and our builder) is "I DON'T KNOW! We have come to a stand-still with the subs for the moment. Hardwoods were being installed over the weekend and were (hopefully) being finished by Sunday, but of course, weren't. I'm throwing in the towel with worrying when I'll be able to get into the new digs--I'm going to chillax, focus on getting back on the elliptical and enjoy the rest of my summer!
Here's a picture Beau took on Saturday (don't you love the tractor sitting right in front ;)