Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ground Breaking

I was shocked today when our PM called my husband to let us know they dug our hole!  We had nearly 3.5 inches of rain yesterday (which has since turned to snow), so I thought they'd wait a few days for things to dry a bit. What a pleasant surprise!  I'm a bit bummed that by the time I can leave work and head to the site each day it will already be dark.  That's going to seriously cut down on my picture taking opportunities.  Luckily my husband drove by tonight (and I mean drove by because he didn't get out of the car to get a close up look - I'd have been all over it) and got a shot.  It's finally becoming so real.  If I can get myself out of bed early enough I may drive by in the morning.  It's not anywhere close to being on my way to work, but I really want to see it and get some better shots.  The obsession begins!   

10 comments:

  1. Its a great process...... WE are making settlement on our RAvena in Phila burbs on 12/13/10. WE can not wait. Can you give me your email address. I would like to send you some pictures of the house.

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  2. Tim, that's great! I remember when you were just starting the process back when I began the blog. Wow, that went fast! I'd love to see pictures. My email address is ryanbuilder2010@gmail.com

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  3. No way that is our settelment too....i would love to see pics as well.....we unfortunaltely dont have any casue we are building in nj from ohio....moving the 12th and closing the 13th, i am very excited....and yes it flies by esp in the end. Congrats! zsaymeh@hotmail.com

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  4. Lots of settlements coming up. Ours is the 16th and I CAN't WAIT!!! Congrats on breaking ground. once they start building the frame it moves sooo quickly!

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  5. We are building in Central PA and they are breaking ground on the 15th. Did they give you an estimated time they will be done with your home? They were supposed to break ground a month ago but it kept getting pushed back. At that time, it was supposed to be done at the end of January. At this point I am hoping for the end of Feb. or March for an end date for us.

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  6. Jen, I remember you posting a comment a few weeks ago about that. They were about a month late for us, too. Did they tell you why there was a delay? They insist that even thought they started a month late that they'll still finish in February. They never pinpointed when in Feb. but I'm thinking it will be towards the end of the month. I have to say though that things are moving quickly. Our PM told us that once the roof is up, we'll be about 60 days out. I'm thinking our roof will be on by the end of the month. So I guess that once they start building, its about 3 months or so. I'm so glad that they're starting on yours soon. I was worried that the weather would keep them from working, but it hasn't. Which model are you building?

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  7. They said our township kept asking for more documents. I asked today and they said it should be completed the second week of March so we will see. We are building the Belford. I am debating whether to start a blog about it or not. :)

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  8. Jen, that sounds similar to our issue. I really like the Belford. I love how the garage is on the first level but doesn't take up living space like ours does. They don't offer that model in our plan. I think the lots are too small for it. I definitely think you should start a blog. I would love to have another to follow :)

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  9. Here is the link to my blog - http://jbbalt.wordpress.com/.

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