Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Over the weekend, we took the 45 minute drive to the Oakmont model in an effort to re-ignite our ethusiasm.  Mission accomplished!!  As I mentioned in my last post, there appears to be no visible progress on our future road despite the persistent work of many pieces of heavy machinery.  We assume they have fallen at least a month behind schedule from the last time we spoke with our SR and plan to follow-up this weekend and get the scoop.  Anyways!  Here are some photos of our future home!  I have to admit that it wasn't my first choice in floorplans, but after what was essentially "analysis paralysis" the Oakmont beat all other contenders.  Here she is!


Dining Room


Morning Room

Family Room
Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom w/ Sitting Area

Heaven on Earth!

Master Bath
(the loo is behind door #1)

Hall Bath

I hope you enjoyed the tour!  I plan to show a few comparisons between our current place and our future home (like Coleen and John) in a future post.  To give you some insight, we'll be moving from 750 to 3000 square feet!  We can't wait to have space for entertaining and be able to accomodate overnight guests!  Did anyone else drastically increase the size of their living space?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hello Homebuilders!!

It's been waaaaay too long since I've made a post, but I've been following the progress on everyone's new homes!  Congratulations to those of you who have recently closed or signed a contract to begin!

Unfortunately there is not much to report here in Western PA.  The men and their diggers have been working diligently (weather permitting) to complete the storm sewer and drainage system on the land where our future home will be located.  When we began researching in June we were informed that the road would be paved in August and the new model homes would open in November.  Well, it is November and the road has not been paved.  The rain and wet weather have set them behind quite a bit and who knows what other obstacles they've encountered.  They have made visible progress, which is promising, and you can even get a sense of where the homes are situated by the location of the green and orange wooden posts.  Here is a shot from a week or so ago:

We can see the future road!  We'll be the third home on the right!  Since we have a delayed delivery of June 2012, we're not sure whether or not the delay will affect us.  As long as we're in our new home by the end of August, we'll be happy.  Our excitement level has lost some of it's momemtum, but I think once the road is in and the building starts, we'll be back on track.  It's been about a month since we've been to the Oakmont model, so my DH and I are thinking about taking a little drive this weekend to re-ignite our enthusiasm!  I will keep you posted!