Apr 29, 2009

More House News and Other Random Updates...

Building a new house is a lot of fun - we're very excited to see our new home grow and to be able to put as much input into as we can. Yesterday we picked out the exterior colors, officially picked out the cabinet colors and went through any and all electrical changes/additions we might want. Only problem now is that we are just ready to have the house complete and be moving - and that unfortunately is still months away. Foundation will be poured next week, possibly Friday - the contruction crew just needs to go pick up the building permits from the city of Rancho Cordova.

We are eager to start packing but don't want to start too soon. I have a week off at the end of May and in July, so those will be great weeks to get some quality packing in, though I also want to use the time off to work on some craft projects. I have a few I would like to complete before we move. We'll see.

Some fun is to be had this weekend - instead of celebrating Cinco De Mayo, we're celebrating Dos de Mayo with friends on Saturday. Yeah! Tune in Monday to see the fun we will have had.

Tootles,
Sarah

Apr 24, 2009

Design Center Visit

Our floor tiles, kicthen counters, bathroom counters, cabinets and carpet today. We had an appointment set for 2 PM. We arrived 20 minutes early and the design consultant, Pam, was still taking lunch so she had us look around. By the time she came back, we had it all picked out. We ran through some pricing before confirming our decisions. Check out the pictures to see!

We then headed over to see what changes had occured since Wednesday. Plumbing has gone in! Next week they will pour our foundation. With how quickly they are moving, there is a slight chance we will close at the end of July. We're both very excited.

Tootles,
Sarah

Apr 23, 2009

2009 Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure

Just want to let you all know that I have signed up to participate in the 2009 Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure. On Saturday, May 9, I'll be joining my friend Kim and participate in the untimed 5K run/walk. I've always wanted to participate in this event and raise funds for Breast Cancer research and awareness. If you'd like to help this great cause, please visit my Race page here.

Any support is appreciated.

Tootles,
Sarah

Apr 22, 2009

We’re Going Solar!

The Saturday night before Easter, Cameron came downstairs and declared that interest rates and rebates for buying a home right now were just too good to pass up. We needed to start house hunting again. Liking the idea, we decided we would head to Matt & Lynde’s for Easter Dinner early to check out some of the new homes in their area. Being Easter, their builder was closed. We checked another development a few miles away that was open and found a house within our price range that we liked. But we wanted to see some more first.

Monday, Cameron and I took the afternoon off and headed to Matt & Lynde’s builder, Woodside. There we found a home I loved – Cameron had seen it when he was house hunting last year, knew I would love it, but the price was too high then. Not any more. We sat down with the sales lady, Cindy, and priced out a new home with the upgrades we knew we would want. Still good. We went home to sleep on it.

Tuesday morning I called Cindy to set up an appointment to sign the paperwork. We had the desktop loan approval Wednesday. This Monday we met with the lender to complete the paperwork, the same day our lot was graded. Today, the lot has been trenched and the foundation frame built. Our new home should be completed mid- to late August! We’ll be living just two streets over from Matt & Lynde. We can currently see their house from our lot! Golf carts will be purchased for quick back and forth travel between the houses – though a 5 minute walk isn’t bad either.

Did I mention the house is solar? Yup! We’ll have solar tiles on one part of the roof, special insulation and windows. You can check out their photos of the model home here. Otherwise, watch our house grow as we update our Picasa web album.

Exciting, exciting!

Tootles,
Sarah

Apr 9, 2009

We're Home!!!


We had a wonderful time in London for our honeymoon and have some great stories to tell, but after being home for almost a week and back to work full swing, I'm just not quite up to writing it all now. Stay tuned!