Friday, October 17, 2014

Getting closer.

Being locked out of the house really sucks. On the plus side to that, it means we're getting so much closer to the end. Our update from our PM last week was pretty short and simple. Gas meter was scheduled to go in, which it has, also interior work would continue. He also mentioned the top coat on our driveway would be completed, and that too is now complete. We had to take a ride by last night to peek through the windows and see what else we could see. The garage door opener was installed, railings stained, and appliances are in too. Unfortunately the workers didn't leave any lights on so we couldn't get a good look, or pictures. Next week is supposed to be our pre-settlement walk through, but we haven't gotten the word from our PM that it will actually happen. Stay tuned.

In other news, my wife and I are starting to do a little shopping for some stuff for the new house. I don't know about any of you, but I really hate furniture shopping. It's especially worse when you know you're not going to buy anything that day. Sales people can really be a nuisance. You tell them you're just there to look and get ideas, but they will stalk you as you walk around the store. The only place we didn't feel this was Macy's. We did find a nice little place out in Lancaster County PA, that had all Amish built furniture. Carolyn found a bedroom set she really liked, and I found some barstools that I really liked too. I might try and make the barstools myself, but copy the design.

We still have to pick out a washer and dryer. I've seen a few that other bloggers have purchased, and might be leaning towards a couple of LG models. We also have to get an estimate on a fence so our dog can roam free again, as well as make a final decision on how big of a shed i'll need. I'll need enough room for lawn equipment, my bbq smoker, and all my home brewing stuff. I've looked a couple of times and think i'm getting a 12'x14' shed. I just don't want to take up too much of the backyard, so I don't want to go too big. We'll see.

That's all for now, when I hear from our PM about pre-settlement, i'll update. Enjoy your weekend everyone.


  1. Frank , we are also locked out and it is frustrating. I look forward to seeing some pictures when you get in there! Love the barstools...

  2. Frank! Omg, you must be in the Philly area! If you have posted before and it skipped by me, apologies! Lancaster has GREAT finds, we had an Amish company put our fence in and we couldn't be happier!

    1. Yes, we're just up the river from Philly over in NJ. We love going out towards Lancaster. If you get a chance head over to East Earl, to the Shady Maple Smorgasbord. We always end up there for some good food at the end of the day.