Last week they “did” our lawn. I was under the impression that after they graded it they would put topsoil down. This is what a lot of our yard looks like. I thought they would remove a lot of the rocks. I have no idea if this is normal or not. 


30 days

We have been in the house for 30 days. Crazy how fast time goes. We had our 30 day inspection on Monday. We made a list of all the problems we had found with the house. It was all pretty minor stuff that will get taken care of in the next week or two.

Here are a few of the things we found (off the top of my head since our PM took the list) – chip in the marble trim between master bedroom and bath, rust mark in kids bathroom mirror, bathtub faucet is loose, guest bedroom door doesn’t shut, crack in the trim of garage door, one piece of garage door trim was not long enough (didn’t touch the ground), some bumps in the carpet and that was pretty much it. They still need to paint the exterior and grade and seed our lawn, both of which will hopefully be done next week.

I asked about our electric bill so high and he is going to have the electrician come over and check everything out.

I am finally getting my office set up, my new desk came yesterday. So more photos will be coming soon…


Today they are hanging the insulation. Thursday they will start to drywall. We will have another walkthrough in about 2 1/2 weeks and all the drywall will be hung and all the cabinets will be in at that time.

The master bath. We upgraded to the owners master suite which gave us a corner tub, a bigger master bedroom and a second walk-in closet. 

The family room with a fireplace.The morning room. We are trying to decide if we will put a table here or make it a sitting room and put a couch and our computer out here. We will have a big island with seating in the kitchen so I hate to put a table out here when most likely we will eat at the island in the kitchen. The living room.The dining room.Finn’s room. He is in his closet. The closets in the kids rooms are much smaller then I thought they would be. The basement. It will be finished and we will put all the kids toys down there. The back. We are hoping we will be able to put a patio out back instead of a deck. We will have to wait and see how far up the ground comes once they put the topsoil down.


I came across this site called Pinterest. There are some many fun photos and great ideas for your home on there. I am going to have fun looking around this site. Here are a few photos that caught my eye.