Sunday, August 18, 2013

House Update!

There's been quite a bit of activity at our lot in Rosemount...they've been busy!  (So have we, but that's another post, for another day...)

Ava and I drove down a week ago (after our trip to Fargo) to see what they had accomplished...I didn't go inside the house at this point (since we have a "no site visit" rule), so this is the only meaningful pic that I captured from this visit.  I was excited to see that we have a second floor!  And insulation!

 
But THIS weekend, Scott, Ava and I drove down (after our trip to Duluth - see, busy!) to check on things.  And wow, it's moving right along!  I wasn't going to go inside the house (because I'm a rule follower, but...I couldn't stay out.)  And then, once I was inside, I wasn't going to go up the second floor, but...Scott told me he had gone up earlier in the week, so off I went!  We hadn't seen this particular model built before (the model had a similar main level floor plan, but the second floor was different) so I was really excited to see how the second floor was coming together.  Get ready for lots of pics!
 
View from front
 
 
Study - to the right, just inside the front door

 
Front closet - to the left, just inside the front door

 
Main floor half bath - past the front closet, on the left side

 
Entrance from garage - past the half bath, on the left side

 
Family room with fireplace and media built-ins, at the end of the front hallway

 
Kitchen - there will be an island...and can't wait for that pantry!

 
View from back to front of house...just about where the kitchen and family room will meet

 
Looking upstairs from the main floor - on the right side of the front hallway

 
Looking back down from the mid-point of the stairs

 
Looking back down from the top of the stairs - so happy I added this extra window!

 
Bedroom #1 - most likely will be the guest bedroom, on the front of the house

 
Second floor full bath - between bedrooms #1 and #2, on the front of the house

 
Bedroom #2 - this is the second largest bedroom, so I'm pretty sure this will be Ava's room; this is on the front of the house (that's the bathroom and guest room in the background)

 
Bedroom #3 - most likely this will be Baby Boy's room, on the back of the house

 
Laundry room - between bedroom #3 and master bedroom, on the back of the house (and another window I added!)

 
Master bedroom - view into the room, on the back of the house

 
Master bedroom - view from within the room (that's the laundry room and Baby Boy's room in the background)

 
Master walk-in closet...my clothes will be so happy!

 
Master bath (partial view) - shower to the left, soaking tub to the right (and another window I added), toilet and vanities will be closer to the front.  And that's Ava's room in the background.

 
Basement - we'll keep this unfinished for now, but would like to have it completed within the next few years

 
Back of house - this was fun to see as I hadn't been in our backyard yet!


I took these pics, and then had to come home and reference the floor plans...I'm such a visual person that I needed to see the layout, and then see how it came together in 3D. :)  We are very pleased so far - this is actually going to happen!  YEAH!

Also related to housing, but not OUR house...our twin home that we're renting did go on the market a few weeks ago.  There have been several showings, and I believe an offer has been made.  We also got a notice from the sheriff, so we're thinking it's going to go into foreclosure soon.  I will be very happy once this part of our housing journey is over.  I'm ready to be into OUR house!

And for a pregnancy update...I'm 28 weeks and still feeling pretty good.  It's getting a bit harder to breathe, and I'm having more heartburn, so it's not quite as easy to forget that I'm pregnant.  But, he's still really active, and kicking me in new places, so that's good?  I think?  I love watching the whole belly move - it's like an alien is inside of me, trying to get out...!  Random people have started to ask me when I'm due, so I finally think it's readily apparent that I'm pregnant. :)
 
 
Ava's last week at Maple Tree is coming up this week...it's so hard to believe she starts Kindergarten in two weeks!  Just a few supplies left to buy, and we probably need to review her clothes to make sure she's set.  2013 was the longest, yet shortest summer, that we've had so far, and we're trying to make the most of the remaining few weeks.  (I'll have Fargo and Duluth pics to post in the next few weeks...) 

1 comment:

Megan said...

From what I have learned about foreclosures (for work!!!) you should have plenty of time to stay in your rental, unless it sells of course, during the process. Love the updates & can't wait to see the finished product! Baby's looking good too. So you've been NE & NW...which way are you going next?