Friday, May 15, 2009
My mom (aka my eyes and ears on the new house) checked in on the progress yesterday and things are moving along rather quickly (scary!). It's really starting to look like a house, isn't it? I can't wait to see it once the brick goes up. For me, the hardest thing to visualize was how the brick would look. After all, all I saw were a few samples but, as paint chips have shown me, when you take a small sample and throw it up on a whole wall (or house), the effect can be very, very different from what you had imagined.
On Sunday, Dave and I will be going by to do a walk through with our sales representative. During the walk through, we'll be marking the location of each and every outlet (electric, cable, phone jack, you name it) in the entire house. The not-so-enjoyable task tomorrow will be to sit down with the plans and sort out in my head roughly where I'll want the TVs, beds, etc. so I can be sure that on Sunday we get it right the first time. After all, if I spend the next 20 years complaining that the cable outlet is on the wrong wall, I'll only have myself to blame.