Avalon Building and Blogging

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

Granite and light fixtures, and a lot of rain.

Since most of you out there in Ryan Homes Bloggerland are likely East Coast folks, I hope you all made it through the storm and crazy winds today ok, and that your houses (in whatever state of done-ness they are) are ok, too. I ran over to our new house when the storm was over, partly to get out of the house for a little bit, and partly to make sure it was all in one piece. I had images of all the windows open, and water pouring down the stairs. But all was fine, and there were some new additions. It’s like everyday is Christmas. A really, really expensive, only-fun-for-grown-ups Christmas. Or maybe Hanukkah is a better reference, because there’s something fun arriving every night.

Today’s additions:

Our granite is in! I didn't get a chance to choose our slab, and I'm really relieved I like this color gradation.

Our granite is in! I didn’t get a chance to choose our slab, and I’m really relieved I like this color gradation.

IMG_0898

Dining room light fixture. It's ok for now. I need to ask them to raise it up a few inches. That's too low for me.

Dining room light fixture. It’s ok for now. I need to ask them to raise it up a few inches. That’s too low for me.

Same fixture in the foyer. How on earth am I going to change those bulbs? Really. I'm going to need about a 20' ladder.

Same fixture in the foyer. How on earth am I going to change those bulbs? Really. I’m going to need about a 20′ ladder.

Porch and sidewalk poured.

Porch and sidewalk poured.

Tree down on lines on the way into the neighborhood. The lights were all on, though, so I don't know where these lines run.

Tree down on lines on the way into the neighborhood. The lights were all on, though, so I don’t know where these lines run.

Advertisements

6 comments on “Granite and light fixtures, and a lot of rain.

  1. S and P
    June 14, 2013

    Wow… there are a lot of updates from you today!! 😀

    Great going….everything is looking nice. I love your two story foyer. Hopefully you guys won’t have any bad weather now on…. All the best!

    • newbietobuilding!
      June 15, 2013

      Thanks. I’ve been posting everyday or every other day. I think the Blogspot blogs don’t care for the WordPress blogs, and things get hidden for a bit. I don’t get everyone’s updates on my home page, and often have to go poking. I love seeing how all the other houses are going up!

  2. Eric and Karrie
    June 14, 2013

    Your home is looking great. Coming together so fast. It seems like just yesterday we were blogging about breaking ground. I hear you on the light bulbs. I have a 2 story foyer too and 2 ceiling fans in my family room. I’m going to have to rent a man lift to change bulbs… 😦

    • newbietobuilding!
      June 15, 2013

      My fifteen-year-old is over 6′, so I think I might hire three of his friends to stand on his shoulders… Surely there’s some sort of device that will help us change the bulbs, right?

      I can’t believe we’re less than three weeks to close. ARGH! How has this happened so fast??

  3. Ella May
    June 17, 2013

    Just this morning someone was telling me that after they built with RH they had to change every single light in the house in the first year.. The bulbs they use doesn’t last he said.

    • newbietobuilding!
      June 17, 2013

      I kind of figured we’d have to do that. Some of the bulbs they put in are the energy saver ones, and I really hate those in the bathrooms. I’m still stressed out about changing the foyer lights, though. Will have to ask at the final walk-through just how they suggest we handle that!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on June 13, 2013 by in June 2013 and tagged , , , , , .
Our John Steinbeck build with Ryan Homes

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

A Venture to our Venice

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

OurBeautifulPalermo

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

Oh God, My Wife Is German.

The Misadventures of an American Expat and His Wife in Germany

Our New Venice Home

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

Our First Home - Lincolnshire, Ryan Homes

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

a Victoria Falls in Palmer Village

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

Building our Ravenna

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

ehravenna.blogspot.com

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

To build or not to build - Our Shakespeare home (MD)

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

We sold our Florence...and moved to the country!

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

Another Rome

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

Building our Heavenly Highgrove

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

Journey to Ravenna model with Ryan

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

Decorist Chick

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

Rome Sweet Home

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

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

Fancy' in Up Our Florence

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

Building Our Green Community Ryan Homes Misthaven

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

Savoy-r-ing The Moment... The Ryan Homes Experience

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

%d bloggers like this: