Avalon Building and Blogging

Can I really care this much about flooring and faucets? Apparently, I can.

One year today!

Hello out there in Ryan blogger land! Not sure that anyone still follows me, since I have been a terrible updater since we moved in. But today, one year to … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

30 day check in…already?

We had our 30-day check in this morning. We moved in three weeks ago today, but it’s been about 3 1/2 weeks since we closed. It’s starting to feel more … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 3 Comments


How did I just get off the phone with my PM, having scheduled my 30-day for next Tuesday? We are three weeks today from closing, and honestly, it’s flown by. … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

“Still alive!” she mumbled weakly…

Still here! I know now why bloggers seem to disappear as soon as they close. There is simply so much to do, and the house is such a wreck, there’s … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 11 Comments

Growing pains

Well, we’re in. The movers came on Tuesday, and did a spectacular job in this wretched Virginia heat and humidity. We went with a local company rather than a big … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 9 Comments

So tired! And so happy, too.

I’m beat, just beat. And we haven’t even officially moved in yet! The movers come on Tuesday, so my exhaustion is entirely of our own making. We’ve been moving some … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · 11 Comments


WE DID IT! It’s ours, lock, stock and barrel. It was seamless, about 35 minutes from start to finish. We signed and initialed a stack of papers, handed her a … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 14 Comments