The Road to Our House, Part III
Monday, March 20th, 2006
“Home is the nicest word there is.” – Laura Ingalls, Little House on the Prairie
We last talked about the criteria for the new house, and I showed you some links to houses we looked at along the way. A few people have asked me offline which of the places in the wiki we chose, so let’s get that out of the way right off: The fifth house we looked at on November 25th (Ikego House) This should link directly to the right section of the page if you wait long enough for the page to load, but if you are the impatient type, you can scroll down to the section specified above.
As you can see, when we went and looked at the land the first time, it was just that … land. Construction hadn’t been started on it yet, and from looking at the weeds on the lot, it had been at least a month or two since there had been anything standing there. I don’t remember a whole lot about our first impressions besides what is written in the wiki, but I do remember that we liked it enough to send the floor plan to Karate Uncle and ask him to look over it. His response was fairly negative, and basically said wait until I can see the finished house and then you can consider it. The path of how we got from there to the point of buying the house is a fairly long post in and of itself so I’ll skip it for now in favor of talking about the about how things are going in the construction.
The house is all up, the roof is tiled, the siding or whatever one would call it is mostly on, although it appears that the construction company may be putting the wrong color on, which may cause some problems. (We have contacted them, and are waiting for an answer now). We are not able to go into the house yet, but it appears that things are coming along rapidly on that front as well. The getabako is already installed, and it seems like they may be starting on finishing some of the interior walls. I’m not sure if I mentioned it before, but the scheduled completion date is at the end of May.
Now lets see about getting you some pictures to look at:
Well that’s all I have time for today kids. What should we tell you about next time?
And finally, since I made it I’ll share it: