Our new Verona

Our new Verona

Sunday, April 28, 2013


Sunday, April 28, 2013

It's hard to believe that we are creeping up on our 2 month mark that we have been in our new home.  We are still settling in, meeting new neighbors, and getting used to new commute times and routes.  I sympathize greatly with M's posting about the lawn. Our lawn was seeded a couple of weeks ago and we are just beginning to see new growth germinating. Time will only tell if we'll get enough coverage to block out the rocky ground beneath. We had a rock hound come through but there's still a huge amount of rock imbedded in the ground.  I planted some flowers in front of the house, just praying they'll transplant well and not get the rock choke out.  

There are now 12 homes going up at different stages in the neighborhood.  So far, all the different models and elevations are blending in with one another beautifully.  There's one more Verona that we can see going up...yay, we are not alone.  The home going up in front of us is Courtland Gate. They are usually huge, it'll be quite entertaining to say the least watching them put it up. 

We have a water overflow pond beside our house.  The view is quite lovely and now we have a family of geese occupying it.  They are so cute (6 babies).  Somehow, I'll try to get a bit closer to get a shot of the babies.  They follow mother goose foot to foot and mama is no joke, she'll beat you down if you get to close (I witnessed a goose beat down on Friday...not pretty).

We had our ceiling fans and other light fixtures installed yesterday.  We went back and forth on whether to put a ceiling fan or not in the morning room.  We finally opted for the chandelier.  Everything turned out nicely. Happy building.

View from the deck, Mother Goose and the gang; lawn trying to grow

Master BR ceiling fan

Bonus Room ceiling fan

Baby girl's ceiling fan and her new pink accent wall (by persistent demand)

Pendant light

Pendant and chandelier

Morning room chandelier 

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Saturday, April 21, 2013

Today we had more crown molding extended into the family room and kitchen.  I think the results are wonderful.  We even had a bookshelf installed and will have the matching one done next week.  All turned out wonderfully. Excuse the hungry and sleepy men in the pictures. LOL! 

Molding in Family room into the foyer
Family Room
Molding into the kitchen
New Bookshelf

Saturday, April 13, 2013


April 13, 2013
Today we had our crown molding, chair molding and columns installed.  The gentlemen who installed everything were amazing and really worked it out.  The results are everything we had hoped:

Dining Room Before

Dining Room After

Living Room Before

Living Room After




Saturday, April 13, 2013

So sorry it's been a while since my last post. All is great here and we are loving our new home. If you don't like children then you shouldn't move To this neighborhood. There seems to be at least 1-3 kids at every house (one family has 5 little ones!).  Kids galore! Baby girl is in heaven. She has really bonded with the little boy who will be moving in one of the homes in front of us. When his parents come over to check the on progress on their home, they just come on over here and hang out with us while the kids play and play. He never wants to leave and baby girl never wants him to go...sweet. All of the neighbors are quite social and friendly and most of the kids will be going to the same neighborhood school in the fall. Awesome!
There are also 10, yes I said 10, houses going up at the same time around us which makes things very entertaining to say the least. Our 30 day inspection went well, they will be in next week to make changes. Repairs and problems are minor we did notice that our air conditioner is not working. We were told that this could be a potential problem since it was installed in the winter. Hopefully we won't have another 90 degree day for a while so the service company can come out and fix it. 
The only nightmare that we've had to deal with is Verizon DSL; they have been horrible. We originally went with Comcast since FiOS isn't available out here yet but Comcast scewed up so many times and failed to show up when they said they would so...we kicked them to the curb. We have DirectTV for cable and Verizon for phone and DSL. Cable has been awesom, our  internet has gone out about 5 times since we moved in. They try to come out and fix it right away but who has time to stay home and wait for them when we have to work. You can't work from home cause THERE'S NO INTERNET...GRRR! It's back up now but with an unsightly wire that runs across our front lawn. They are afraid to dig a trench right now because there are so many houses going up around us. I just have to take deep breaths because things could be worse. 
This week we had our lawn officially installed. When we moved in we had the temporary hay down (which was pretty unsightly) but this week, we had the soil turned over, a rock hound go through and the entire landscape smoothed and graded. Last but not least the hydro seed was applied. If the seed germinates evenly everything will look continuous and quite lovely. Right after it was applied, it rained all night and into the day...GREAT! Fingers crossed.  As I type, we are having our crown and chair moulding installed in the living and dining rooms. I will post pictures after they are done.  Happy building everyone!!!!