So tonight we had our final walk through. It was.....BORING! I was into it for about the first half hour then I totally lost interest. I know that's terrible to say since this is the meeting that I looked forward to for so long. We started by going over things on the outside. The porch was poured but not our steps. We'll have one wooden step until spring. Other than our rocky driveway we'll pretty much just have a lot dirt for a while. The driveway will probably be installed in April or May. Anyway, after that we went through the infamous Ryan Binder of warranties, phone numbers, common issues, etc... Our PM (whose arms I was admiring!) made it sound really easy to get issues resolved with the service department. I hope that's our experience. After that we began the grand tour. This is where it got boring. We basically went over every inch of every room. There were lots of small issues - nicks and dents in the baseboards, paint touch-ups, tight windows, screws that need tightening, etc... There were a couple of bigger issues. First, the water didn't work in our master bathtub. Oops! He wasn't quite sure why, but obviously it will be fixed before Tuesday. There was a pretty decent hole in the end of the island. They did a half-assed job of patching the hole. Now we're getting a whole new panel. There were some significant holes in the walls behind two toilets. I think that was it. Overall, the house is looking great!
My husband and I went out to dinner afterwards and of course I was talking about the blogs. I told him I feel like I'm a high-school senior who's excited about going off to college but at the same time is sad about the life and people that they will leave behind. I'm beyond excited about moving into the house but be a little sad that I will no longer be in the club of people building a Ryan home. I will still be reading for sure, and I hope I have things to post every now and then, but it will be quite different than it has been for the past 7 months. I know that probably all sounds weird, but I've really grown to like this little community we have here :)
#8 - Staircase
There are some grandiose and elegant stair cases in some Ryan homes. The Avalon, Victoria Falls, and Jefferson all have beautiful staircases. While ours won't be quite like that, I really do love it. I like how it's tucked off to the side. I love the window and how the stair case turns. I probably won't like getting furniture up and down, but that's not something I'll be doing everyday.
I'm off tomorrow. You know what that means! Packing.