Things are progressing nicely at our new home, and we have a lot to look forward to. The outside front of our house could be finished by the weekend (a small question on that for other bloggers in a minute), and we could have the drywall up too.
As exciting as that is, I think we are even more excited that the developer is expected to finally grade down our backyard this week too (and remove a big ugly rock in the process). We have been asking about this for weeks, and our SR Amber had promised it would be done. Our backyard will probably have a bit of a slope to it, but we're hoping it won't be too extreme. Our PM Abe said he may be able to grade it down a little more after developer gets in there, but he can't do anything until the big rock is gone.
So, we're optimistic on that front. It's really quite a thrill to see the house coming along so fast. Lauren said the other day that she feels like our temporary apartment is really like a hotel now, and that our house really feels like a home. Here are some pictures of progress (with a small question for the final picture):
The stone should be on this week, and that will really make the look of the house. Of course, the kids are pretty excited already.
One of our favorite pictures. The kids were in the bonus room looking out to the front of the house. I'm sure they were imagining all the fun times they will have soon.
The porch is looking good!
O.K., here is our question. If you look to the right of the picture, you can see a wood shelf. What's up with that? We have no idea if that is just a temporary place holder or if something actually goes there. (there will be stone under the siding and trim there and surrounding the door and remainder of porch). Any clues to this are appreciated.