Tuesday, May 15, 2012
So I finally made it to the US and this break was definitely needed. I have been anxious to finally see the lot and see the progress that had been made (hopefully) so I could share additional pictures. Well we get to the community and drive to the lot, and there's nothing but dirt and grass...huge disappointment. We head to the model home to see our sales rep, and she states that they now have us down to begin building on June 4th! Again I am bummed because we started all of this the beginning of March. The pre-con meeting was coming up, and I was expecting a date right after to when they would begin to build. Monday was the pre-con meeting, and our project officer Duane was great. He was very thorough and patient with all of the questions Steve had regarding the insulation, wiring and everything else he could think of. He stated that the county has been flooded with permit requests so he is still waiting for ours to begin building. Another conflict was the fact that the sales rep stated that it typically takes 75 days to complete the home, but the projo stated he uses a 90 day window. It's only 15 days, but that's a big difference for me as I am due to return to the states the end of August. If the home isn't ready until the second week of September, I'm living in a hotel until completed. We were able to walk through a Rome model that was currently being built on our street, and the home is very spacious. I found myself visualizing where the furniture would go and what pieces we would buy to fill in the empty spaces. I had to live vicariously through the potential owner until I can do a walk through of my own. Although I did not get the start date I was hoping for, the visit was not a waste. Now we're crossing our fingers for the permits getting approved so they can start on time or a little earlier.