Jul 22, 2009

House Update!

The week after the Jensen Family Reunion in Wyoming, Cameron and I received some great news - it was time for our frame walk through! On Friday July 10th, we made it out to the house, where the super walked us through all our electrical outlets, light switches and additional electrical items, like the gas stub for the BBQ and AMP for a future hot tub.

Then we were given our close date. And that's when things got interesting. We've always been told that closing was usually about 5 weeks from the frame walk through. Which would have put us at August 14. We looked at the 9/11 date and really didn't think too much of it - we initially thought it was a few days earlier then we expected. It wasn't until I said September 11 out loud that Cameron and I both realized that our close date was 9 weeks out! We quickly went back to the sales office to investigate. Even Cindy hadn't caught on to it. After some investigation on our part and Cindy's, the date is staying at September 11. We spoke with Matt & Lynde and they didn't close until 7 weeks after their frame walk through, and they have a one story house. And Cindy found out the delay is due to the cabinet makers. They've laid people off during the slowdown and while they are busier now, don't want to hire again in case another slowdown occurs.

We're actually just happy to have a close date. This works at pretty well for us, as most of our weekends are busy from here until September 19, which is when we would schedule movers. I'm headed to San Diego with Lynde on the actual close date, but Cameron would be able to use the weekend to get the backyard trenched and readied for cement. We're working on scheduling Comcast for now. once we get Comcast gets nailed down we'll be able to schedule movers and a landscaper for pouring the back porch the way we want it.

Until then, we're slowly packing. As the day its closer, we'll pack more.


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