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

Getting there!

After massive rain and wind on Thursday night, I had figured nothing would happen on Friday, and I was right. Frankly, I was a little happy to slow things down just a touch and absorb what’s going on. Plus, I really wanted it all to dry out thoroughly. When we went by on Saturday, casually seeing if someone was working (no one was), I clenched just a little when I saw our morning room wall swinging gently in the wind, as it was only connected at the corner to one other wall and it was SUPER windy. Note I did not take a picture of that, nor did I send PM a message. I had faith, and I was right: today when we came by, all the downstairs was framed in, and the morning room was strong and sturdy, 90-degree angles and firmly nailed in place. Yay!

Here are some shots of our first floor!

Front of the house!

Front of the house!

Living room, with bay window

Living room, with bay window

From family room, into the kitchen

From family room, into the kitchen

Morning room (nice and tight!)

Morning room (nice and tight!)

I love how close the windows are to the floor and how big they are! So much light.

I love how close the windows are to the floor and how big they are! So much light.

Someone made a happy face on the front porch framing. Taking it as a good sign...

Someone made a happy face on the front porch framing. Taking it as a good sign…

The back of the house

The back of the house

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9 comments on “Getting there!

  1. summer
    April 22, 2013

    They made good progress last week, we got delayed too because of the rain and hopefully they worked today.

    • newbietobuilding!
      April 23, 2013

      Hopefully they did! This has been a really rainy winter and spring for the Mid-Atlantic! Go figure.

  2. Eric and Karrie
    April 23, 2013

    Glad your Morning Room didn’t take Flight! That’s my favorite Morning Room Design. The vaulted ceilings with the arched window. It just lets so much light into the room and kitchen. I love it!

    • newbietobuilding!
      April 23, 2013

      Thanks–I think we’re really going to like it. We’re trying to figure out how to furnish it. Did you get one, and what are you doing with it? We’re thinking a table and chairs, and possibly a desk for homework/ surfing.

      • Eric and Karrie
        April 23, 2013

        Oddly enough, even though it was my one of my favorite features of RH floor plans and why we kept coming back (until we bought), we ended up not getting it. It was like $19,995, and we got a whole lot of upgrades for that. Unlike other models where you really need the space for an eating area, the Highgroves dinette is big enough to put a large table and server or buffet. I’m sad but like all the stuff we got for that amount.

  3. Melissa R
    April 23, 2013

    It looks great. I read that it is wise to put dehumidifiers on both levels to help dry your house out. Apparently all new houses go through a drying out faze. So don’t worry about it getting wet.

    • newbietobuilding!
      April 23, 2013

      Thanks! I wonder if that would help with the hardwood floors. I read that there is sometimes a shrink/swell issue with new wood floors.

  4. Christina
    April 24, 2013

    It looks great! Love how it sits up high on that crawl space and those brick stairs are going to look really nice leading to your porch.

    It’s nice to be able to walk around “inside” your house, isn’t it??

    • newbietobuilding!
      April 24, 2013

      It is! Makes it feel really real, almost for the first time. And I am especially grateful for those brick stairs. We’ve looked at houses for about two years, and I can’t tell you how many under-construction homes we’ve prowled around, having crawled into them on narrow boards or ladders! It’s great to be able to walk up actual stairs!

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