Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Week 9 update

Greenfield, CA

Less than 3 months to closing,
and everything is moving right along.


Getting ready to stucco the outside soon..


These houses come with fire sprinkler systems..



Tub surround is in for the extra bathroom upstairs..


We love seeing the progress from week to week.

George and I have discussed the logistics of the move
when it comes up in November.
We'll rent a van and load everything from the RV
into it, and move it up to the house.
Then Mom's mover will pack her up the following week,
and we'll get her moved in.

We've discussed our moving date with Yanks,
and the plan is to work the weekend after closing.

George and I also have offered to work at Yanks
after we pull the RV out if they need us.

RV still hasn't sold, we've lowered the price.
George has been in touch with an RV dealer in Gilroy,
we may consign it there if it doesn't sell before.

There is a great workamper job available here if you're looking!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Week 7 update



Greenfield, CA

More visible progress on the house!

Tuesday we went up and saw that the windows are in!

We really love the fact that they are double paned, 
and it appears that there is a bit of a tint as well.
Century homes builds energy efficient homes.

Sliders in great room

Back of the house, great room

Great room
3 cute windows in hall upstairs

Window over Mom's shower

Window in walk in closet


Master bath tub

Getting the wrap put on, then they'll put the stucco on.


Pretty exciting!!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Week 5 & 6

Greenfield, CA

Time has been moving quickly here in south Monterey county.

On July 14th, we celebrated George's 69th birthday!
My cousin Kelly and her family were in the area,
so we met them at a restaurant in Moss Landing,
Whole Enchilada.
Our favorite go-to place, Phil's, was too packed to eat there.

George and Mom

Kelly's son Cody and wife Kerri

Kelly and me

Kelly's daughter Chelsey, son Hudson, and Kelly's husband Gary
Chelsey's daughter Layla and husband Chad


We had a great time with them all!

Tuesday the girls went wine tasting and out to lunch..


There's more progress on the house.
The second story went up 2 weeks ago..






..and this week we saw the outside walls had gone up.


We love seeing the progress as they put more into it.
There is a single story house going up to the left,
and another two story to the right.

We've had a couple inquiries on the RV now.
Keep that in your prayers please,
it has to sell!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Week 4 update

Greenfield, CA

Things are moving right along with the house.

Last week they started the framing of the first floor..





We went by on Tuesday and they had
started the sheeting on the first floor..




I'm sure by now they've started the second floor framing.

Yesterday was an exciting day.
Mom, George and I went to the design center
up in Hollister. 
We were there to pick out our tile, carpet, and paint colors,
as well as kitchen countertops, etc.
We met with Jessica, who couldn't have been nicer.


We went through every detail of the house,
including internal systems, lighting, cabinet colors,
too much to mention!
They have a great system online to pick everything,
and then go over it all with us in person.

We're going with a gray scheme (isn't everyone these days?)
These are our carpet, tile, and paint colors.
We'll have the first floor all in tile, 
with the exception of Mom's bedroom,
which will be the carpet.
Upstairs will be all carpet with the exception
of the bathrooms and laundry room.


Our cabinets will be the Nutmeg color, 
with chrome handles throughout.


The kitchen countertops will be 
White Ice quartz, and the backsplash 
will be subway tile in Gray gloss.


 We're so excited to have that all finished!

Afterwards we all went to Jardine's restaurant
in San Juan Bautista to celebrate!

We've been purchasing more items for the house,
including these pendant lights for over the island.


Lowe's was having a sale, so ceiling fans 
were purchased for the bedrooms
at a great price! $39.98 each!

Technology is great these days as well.
George found a camera online so we
could keep an eye on Cooper while we're gone.
He's graduated out of his crate, but still chooses to sleep there.


4 months to go until closing..
no bites on the RV yet, we've lowered the price a bit.

2017 Vilano






Thursday, June 27, 2019

Week 3 update

Greenfield, CA

Things are moving right along with the house.
George and I stop by usually on Tuesdays
and visit with Mom as well.
She goes by to look at the progress sometimes.

Our foundation is poured..




and this week we noticed that the gas lines were being put in..




They should start framing next week.

Meanwhile, we've had fun at Yanks.
There was a birthday party for Steve, 
who turned 60 on the 22nd.





Norma, Mandi and I went to a concert in Santa Cruz.
Smash Mouth was playing..
remember them?



If you have seen the Shrek movies, they sang
a lot of the songs in it.

We all had fun, 
love the concerts on the sand!


Things are going well!