Tuesday, October 15, 2019

30 days and counting down!

Greenfield, CA

We can't believe how fast the time has flown,
in a short 30 days we'll be closing on our house!

Lots of things have happened since the last post.
Last week we went to check things out,
and were met with this..

Unfortunately the local kids got in and 'tagged'
our walls in a couple places.
The walls hadn't been painted yet,
so that was a good thing.

The roof and outside stucco and painting is finished.
They poured our driveway last week,
and thank goodness no little fingers put their initials in it.

They still need little touches, such as the stonework 
on the lower part of the posts and garage.

Today the guys were putting up fence posts along the sides
and back of the property..

Inside there is great progress.
The cabinets are in, with the chrome knobs as well.
They've started laying the tile on the floors downstairs.

The painters did paint everything (a nice shade of gray!)
and it covered the 'tagging' done by the little brats.

We've lined up furniture delivery, installation of cable/internet
and security system.
George called and is renting a U-haul trailer 
to get all the things in the RV moved,
so that's all set.

Cooper is wondering where we will hang his bell?!
He rings it when he needs to go outside :-)

Everything is falling into place..
well, almost.
The RV still hasn't sold :-(
We have plans to consign it at a local dealer.
Unfortunately we have a bit of a gap
in what we owe and what they'll allow.

It will all work out somehow :-)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

44 days :)

Greenfield, CA

Oh boy! Lookie this!
Our house is now painted, the trim is up!
A nice gray with blue touches.

Inside walls are taped and sanded, 
and they were starting the texturing of the walls
yesterday when we were there.

Thursday they're installing the cabinets!!
We're also having someone come to measure 
the windows to have blinds installed.

Now we can say we're moving in,
"next month!"

Cooper has found a new commercial he likes.
I think it's for Facebook groups,
all about a dog group.
He sits at attention when he sees it come on!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

50 days and counting!

Greenfield, CA

More progress!
The brown coat of stucco (1st coat) is on,
and today they were doing the texturing process.

Inside the tapers were doing their job
getting the drywall all taped..

Great room

Kitchen from great room

It's pretty cool to see so many differences from week to week.
Today Mom went with us to a Costco because
the Traeger company was demonstrating
their smoker grills.
George has been dreaming of getting one,
and they were on a great sale.
Mom picked it up for him :)

Hopefully after we move in we'll have time to smoke a
Thanksgiving turkey!!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Week 12 update

Greenfield, CA

We're starting to see a lot of progress now.
Only 2 months and 2 days until closing!!
They started laying the roof down
on the second story.

The sand has been delivered for the outside stucco..

..as well as the scaffolding for all that stucco work.

The electrical inspection was done on Tuesday,
and insulation and drywall should be started this week as well.

I've been working on a free app
to design our backyard landscaping.
I've come up with a rough workup of
a nice patio, some grass, flower beds,
and garden boxes.

We had some fun with Connie & Greg this week.
It was time to pick up our wine at Hahn,
and ran into the falconer.

She was there to talk to everyone about
the way the falcons chase off other predators.
It's almost harvest time!

We have our truck sold to a couple in the park.
The transaction will happen right before we leave the park.
Had some interest in the RV, but no sale yet.

Time will tell!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Week 11!

Greenfield, CA

There's a lot of progress at the house!
The electric wiring is all in place,
and we did our pre-drywall inspection on Tuesday.
We are made to wear hard hats anytime we go in.
George kept our gate guarding hats,
they come in handy!

This is the view into our master bath.
Since we are hanging a barn door in between
the bedroom and master bath,
the contractor beefed up the area where the track will hang.

Extra bathroom upstairs..

Dave, our construction manager is the best!
He says we can ask him questions anytime.

A view from the model home across the street.
There is a single story to our left, and another second story
to our right.

Poor Cooper hasn't had any blog time in awhile.
He's doing great, but hasn't seen the new house yet.
He'll have so much fun exploring it.

George and I have been checking off things to do.
We've gotten Xfinity wifi and cable,
and it comes with home security as well.

There are a lot of things on the to-do list,
but can't be done until closing.
It's still set for November 14th!

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!!