Wednesday, March 27, 2013

So so much going on!

Today we finished the last of our appointments for our 30 day post settlement walk through.  Not much had to be fixed really, but some of those were pretty major.

We've had a lot of difficulty with our roman shower.  One of the doors fell off and had never been right since.  Adam brought the shower door guy by yesterday, and he said that it was because our walls were 1/8th an inch closer together at the top than at the bottom.  WELL DAMN!  So at this point I've given up with having an acceptable shower.  Mike and I plan to save up and have it ripped out and replaced with something acceptable.  I am really tired of going back and forth with Ryan Homes about it.

We also had some pretty serious drywall seams in our living room ceiling.  We were scheduled to have them fixed this week, but we simply didn't want to be inconvenienced for 2+ days while they cut them out and redid the bad pieces.  I can't even imagine how much dust that would produce!  Mike is on spring break this week and I really didn't want to take up most of it so they could make all of those repairs.  It would mean he and Daisy would be sequestered to the basement for two days.

On the plus side though, in preparation for those repairs, we did get around to clearing out the basement this weekend! We can finally see the floors!

So while our house isn't PERFECT, it is still ours right?  We also mostly finished the kitchen back splash.  Boy was that a fiasco!!  We still have to put the extensions on the electrical outlets and switches but the tile part is done at least.

Also, I am not sure if I posted this already, but we got our dining room mostly together too!  Like I said, we've been busy!

I love love love our dining room!  See that rug? It is THE MOST soft, cozy plush rug I have ever stepped foot on.  We got it from

I am hoping to post our master bedroom and office soon!

Hope everyone is doing well!  

UPDATE:  Here is a picture for "C" showing what greeted us behind the trim they installed at the breakfast bar to hide the shims for the granite once the 4" back splash was removed per our request.  Apparently they fixed everything visible but left everything the trim covered as is.  I call that LAZY!  It was very difficult to fix, which caused the tile in this area to not lay right.  We did what we could. :(


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tile Sneak Peek

Mid project. Our kitchen backsplash!  About half way done with installing the tile. Once it cures overnight, we will grout tomorrow after work.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

10 Days In

Okay, well we are not nearly as unpacked as I would like to be.  I was sick for a full week, including during move day and to be honest, I simply didn't want to do anything.  Now that I am on the mend, things are starting to pick up!  I am hoping to be completely done but this weekend.  Fingers crossed.

I am actually really surprised with how many issues we have found with this house.  Don't get me wrong.  I love this place, but I was expecting less urgent issues than what we've come across.

Issue #1 - Roman Shower.  The shower pan is beginning to separate from the tile, creating a crack in the caulk.  This in turn has allowed water to get into the crack and out onto our bathroom floor.  We can't let this go for long because obviously it could cause serious water damage as well as mold.  Adam is on it, we just have to find a time where either Mike and I are home to let the workers in.

Issue #2 - Kitchen Sink.  Just found this one tonight by chance when I was looking for the trash bags.  Apparently we have a leak in the pipe on the non disposal side of the sink.  We've been here for 10 days so you can imagine what it looks like under there.  It has ruined the inside of the cabinet.  So pissed about this.  If I had known I needed to check all the plumbing that closely before we moved in, I would have.  For those of you still in the building process, please make sure you check for leaks under all of your sinks!  Adam says it can be fixed too, but Im skeptical about how the cabinet will look. 

Issue #3 - Drywall.  This one isn't as serious because it won't cause permanent damage, but O.M.G. why can I see every single seam on the ceiling?!?!  Anywhere that is bigger than a single sheet of drywall, there are seams.  Seams. Seams. Seams.  Everywhere.  You can REALLY see them at night. (you were right M). 

On a happier note, we finally decided on a tile for the kitchen back splash.  It is a little unconventional, and we have been met with some skepticism but I am positive it will be GREAT.  Our order comes in on Thursday and we hope to start the project the weekend after next.

What do you think?

And since I know everyone loves pictures, here is Daisy enjoying her new roost.  She loves the arm of our new couch so she can look out the window.