We are 9 days away from closing!!! Single digits! That said, I had a crazy weekend! I have had so many projects to complete before we move in and they are keeping me busy. I'm also balancing two grad school classes which adds to the insanity!
First, I'd like address the whole painting when moving in issue. It looks like the vast majority of communities lets you paint and it will NOT void the drywall warranty. The only stipulation is that after they fix the wall, they paint it back to the original color they painted the wall, and then you are responsible for touching up your custom paint. This is what we thought originally. Unfortunately for us, our PM confirmed that in our community it completely voids our warranty. Is this stupid? Yes. Does it compromise the actual drywall? Ummm, no. Is our PM really correct about this? I don't know, but I have no doubt it would cause a battle to get things fixed if we did paint. Not really worth it, so we're going to stick it out and have boring white walls. Pretty jealous of all of you who are allowed to paint!
We also asked about installing our floor. This does NOT void any warranties. I don't know how installing a floor does not void anything while painting a wall does, but whatever ..
Anyways, we got our weekly call and were told that our house is pretty much done. All lanscaping is done and our driveway was paved. Of course we went down to check it out. We have no trees in our front yard .. not really sure why since everybody else in our community does. Oh well. Now we can pick whatever tree we want and won't have to worry about moving a tree we're not crazy about. They put about 8 trees in the back (kind of excessive in my opinion). Some type of pine tree and then some ornamental cherries (we think). Of course they were planted like a stepford community perfectly spaced out with no creativity, but they will remain that way until the spring (if our dogs don't run into them and kill them, lol!), so we don't risk them dying. Plus, I honestly can't see us feeling like moving them!
This past weekend I stayed at my parents house. We sanded all of the wood for the table so now we just have to put the legs together and then stain and seal everything! My mom was FINALLY not working this weekend so we got to work on that ugly pink velvet couch! I decided to reupholster it in a bright teal fabric. Go big or go home! Is bright teal right for everyone? Nope, but I love it and I think the pop of color will be great in our mostly neutral home!
Happy Columbus Day!