Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
We contacted the agency that we bought the house through because we noticed that the color of the accent bricks are not the same as the color of the accent bricks on the model house that we chose the color based on. Ito-san got back in touch with us and asked us not to worry, that the builders would put the same color siding on, and that the accent bricks were different because their designer had decided that they would look better in our neighborhood, and that if they didn’t look good when all was said and done, that they would be changed. Given that I specifically and directly verified with them that the accent bricks would also be changed when we changed the color, this seems a bit wrong, but if the accent bricks do indeed look ok, I won’t mind it. The ominous thing though is that they have now doubled the netting around the scaffold surrounding the house so that it is nearly impossible to see in. This could very well be because they are preparing to work on the siding and don’t want dust and debris going in or out, but given the timing it also seems likely that it is a step to prevent us from checking on them. More on this as it develops.