90 day mark!!
YUP I dumpster dove today, not proud (underlying grin).
This is the dumpster outside my bedroom window.
They throw away such good stuff sometimes. I got some more carpeting pieces, padding and bricks out of the dumpster today.
As I sit on top of my husband's shoulders to get inside, I think to myself..... the neighbors must be so proud to have such a class act in their neighborhood (giggle giggle cause they have done it too - I'm not the first).
Carpeting was installed today.
I am happy with the color, I picked a very safe bland color, I just couldn't take the chance and get creative with the carpeting.
We paid for the upgraded padding, but you would never know it. It doesn't feel as if any thick padding is there......at all. Sigh :(....
We stuck with the basic carpeting offered, because we did such a high upgrade on the hardwood. Lesson learned bloggers, go one more step above basic, you won't be sorry.
In our living room we upgraded the carpet/padding and WHAT a DIFFERENCE from the basic stuff in the rest of the house.
The flooring company assured us that you would notice a difference in the padding, I would wonder if any padding was down at all had I not seen it in the dumpster.
Oh the highs and lows of building.........you just can't upgrade everything I tell myself...and hence the inner struggle of.........shoulda woulda coulda!
Today is now Saturday the 5th and RH has until Wednesday to have their official inspection......(laughing out loud) even my PM says they may have to push back "their" RH inspection. There still is much to do....I see so many of you sitting on your homes waiting to close....this will be down to the wire.
PM was trying to convince workers to work today, Saturday, on the outside of the house. I know drywallers will be there today doing something. IDK what.
Concrete sidewalk monday, shower maybe Tues and granite on the day of inspection for RH, Wednesday.
Apparently RH comes in and does their own inspection before our pre setttlement, which is next friday the 11th.
And they get rated on the home.......and get points deducted for things not done correctly. One of the workers indicated that 1/4 point had been deducted in another home for something so small and the PM doesn't like when they get a deduction. So I guess these guys really are accountable for things gone wrong.
Appliances arrived yesterday and sitting in garage.
Gravel driveway arrived.......oh how pretty...(sarcasm).
Rough grade of the backyard, and boy is it ...........rough!! We were told it would be "rough"......good description.
Started on the front of the house decoration pieces, wish I knew they correct terminology for this part?? See the part above the top middle window, decorative columns will go all the way down to porch level.
Put on our real door locks, bronze finish, love them.
Looking forward to our coach lights outside, those are still missing too, oh and I just thought of it my lamp post and mailbox too........
Got a quote on a garage door opener installation, we have a friend of the FAM that does it....FYI if you wanted one through RH you had to get it rolled into your mortgage, it was an extra cost.I think $425 with one remote.
We are getting a belt driving, touch pad, smartphone opener. One that you can open with your phone anywhere in the U.S.! Hubby loves his toys.
Cost............$450 installed with touch pad, openers and app! Happy Camper.
With this opener it works if you have NO power and you can open or close it from your phone at anytime.....anywhere.....so cool!!
Hubby just said it's called the Liftmaster 8800......LMAO, I thought he was trying to be funny but he said it's no joke. (me and my mom giggle).
I will stop out everyday from here on out, there is just so much going on right now and a very small window to gets things fixed.