First off! I won the Ryan Homes Summer Sizzle contest!! So thanks for voting. I have won a Weber Grill (It's a $900 grill so hopefully it last a very long time) and an offset smoker, as well as some meats from Omaha Steaks. I am looking forward to grilling at the home during football on Sundays.
It's pretty dang awesome to watch your home be built in front of your eyes. Tiffany and I have gotten into a pretty much daily routine to hop in the car after dinner and then stop by the home site. Even Olivia (our almost 3 year old) seems to enjoy the daily trip, she proudly exclaims "mommy and daddy's house" whenever we pull up. At first, it was kind of sad to hear her yell it when we just had a hole in the dirt, but now with walls up I won't hide my pride.
They have started to frame the house, the first floor is near complete. They have only been working on the frame for two days now. It's amazing how fast they work.
Here are some photo's for your viewing pleasure:
Back Corner of the house
Back of house with morning room
Looking into the front door (Hallway with study and dining room on right)
I entered a Ryan Homes Facebook Contest. I entered a picture of Cedar Plank Salmon that I grilled, the photo with the most votes by July 15th will win a Grill, Smoker and numerous meats from Omaha Steaks. If you live in the neighborhood, then you definitely want me to win for some good cookouts!
So, wow, this is moving fairly quickly. At least at the moment, we'll see how long this pace keeps up. We have some new pictures of the progress that's been made, with the most recent thing being that they've waterproofed the basement walls. We also managed to get a quote for a fence and justin's been having fun emailing it to a ton of vendors to see who can beat it. We actually got to meet a neighbor the last time we went to the site and were interested to find out that our site had sold a few times before we bought it. He said the sold sign kept going up and coming down and going up and coming down and then they finally started digging our hole. Guess that spot was just meant to be ours :)