I was able to get out of work right on time Thursday, and so I headed down to the lot to see if there was any progress. There was! At some point (either Wednesday or Thursday) we got siding, which looks awesome. While I was there, the guys were installing drywall in the living room and dining room. I snuck into the backyard and saw that the basement was drywalled as well. It appeared that some of the upstairs was done, too, but it was difficult to see as it was getting dark and the only lights were in the living/dining rooms. Of course, the doors were locked and I couldn't get in.
The husband was able to run by Friday afternoon, and he actually met one of the neighbors (this is the first time we've been there at the same time as someone else). These are the neighbors to the left of us - they just broke ground this week (yay for them!). Apparently there's a lot of kids in the neighborhood, which we were kinda expecting, but now we will most definitely be surrounded. Neighbors to the left have two kids, neighbors to the right have two kids, and apparently neighbors across the street also have two kids. We have two cats.
The folks to the right of us had brick installed, and those across the street are staring down the closing barrel (I think they're due to close in a couple weeks). So, Phase III, which for so long sat with only two lots sold throughout the summer and fall, is now becoming a crazy, booming area of construction and growth. And mud, of course.
I'm starting to get excited. I'm really hoping we can get in this weekend. I'd like to walk around with drywall up. We'll get a better sense of size and space, or so I've heard.
Unfortunately, I'm also starting to get really nervous about some things I'm afraid I can't change. I never thought to ask about the transitions between our hardwoods and the carpet in the family room, and I'm afraid it's gonna be some crappy thing that I hate (like a metal transition? not the nice wood I've seen elsewhere and in the models). I just assumed it would be like the model. We all know how wrong that can steer us (I want to go back in time and smack my past self). Seriously, it's a small thing but a big deal to me and I'm terrified that it's too late to do anything about it. I need to contact the flooring people. I also need to contact them about the tile in the master shower. In addition to all this cosmetic BS, we would like to know if we can lock in any time soon. Of course, our LO is nowhere in sight, and we obviously don't have the awesome NVR folks working with us that some of you have had - you know, the ones who send regular email updates on rates and so on. I'm not sure where our loan folks have even been as of late. Just another example of NVR and RH not really communicating. Are we supposed to be initiating all this ourselves? Where's the guidance? Thankfully the husband will be handling this, as he is much better with the finances than I am.
I am currently at work and unable to upload a photo of the siding from my Thursday evening drive-by. I'm hoping to post some later today or tomorrow, with better lighting. For now, I must get back to work, and also find the flooring specialist's email address. Kinda freaking out right now. *deep breath*