It's been a busy couple of days! We locked in our rate yesterday. It was higher than we wanted, but the rates are climbing and we didn't want to chance it. That was a bit of a bummer, but what can you do?
My husband went on the pre-drywall meeting yesterday. All in all things looked good. He was very impressed by the concrete floors in the basement. There were a couple of small structural things the inspector pointed out, but the PM said they will be easily taken care of. My husband got a good look at the plumbing and electrical. One thing that we're going to do is have some access panels installed in the closet walls with plumbing behind them. We'll buy them on our own and the PM will have them installed. Not something I would have thought of, but I think it's a good idea.
We also learned the tentative date for our final walk through and closing - February 17th and 19th (although after looking at the calendar, the 19th is a Saturday, so that can't be right)! That's less than a month and a half away! I have a 4 day weekend for Presidents Day so if we close around that time, it would be perfect. I'm thrilled beyond belief and can't believe how close it is to being real. We have so much to do between now and then, but I say bring it on! We're having some movers come and give us estimates this week. We don't have a ton to move, but the way the steps are in the Venice, we think we should leave it up to professionals.
Today Guardian came to install all of our lines. There were some mix ups with paperwork and they installed more lines than they were supposed to. Free cable and phone lines in all of the bedrooms? I'll take it! Finally, I got something for FREE. Maybe now I'll stop whining about not getting incentives...but I doubt it.
Next up, insulation and drywall starts next week. Soon I'll have walls!