Townhome Update: 3 Weeks Left

Street viewSince I went to Chicago last weekend for the world’s greatest online publishing conference, we didn’t get a chance to go up and look at the house. Add that to the stepped up timeline, and a whole heck of a lot has happened since our last update. Just take a look at that street view now.

There was a lot to be impressed with and a lot to shake our heads at and wonder what kind of stuff would go on if we didn’t check up on things. The photos will be evident enough, but there’s more than what I am putting up because I didn’t want this to all be about what is wrong, but to also celebrate how stinking cool this is! We’ve only been married for 18 months and we’re getting a brand-spanking new house! Yeah, the Dude is pumped. Don’t bring the Monk down. I’ll be working for the Man for a while now… when will these silly sayings end?

Wet carpet upstairsLet’s get a couple of construction complaints out of the way so you know what to keep an eye on when your house is being built. My first concern is the wet carpet upstairs. Apparently, the carpet-layers decided it would look good to bring the carpet into the HVAC closet all the way up to the drip pan. Hello? Can you say “sponge?” I can; so can the carpet and padding. When I told the sales office about the carpet when we returned the key, she asked if the carpet went to the drip pan. It was like it’s happened before… hmmmm.

Crooked doorbellFor some reason, they couldn’t align the doorbell right. It would be really nice if they replace it with one a little bigger now so we don’t have a visible hole next to it. It’s a cheap plastic one, anyway, and will probably be one of our few personal touches that we want to do ourselves.

The rest of the photos are just plain cool or nice updates to the interior. We went to Lowe’s today to look at dining room lights and found a couple of nice options, just so we have some idea of how much they cost, because we really don’t want the stock model. 🙂 Look at that light below to see why. We haven’t even begun thinking about paint… well one of us has, you’ll have to leave a comment to get me to tell who is thinking about it and who isn’t. It will cost you 5 comments for the answer.

I already have the Verizon guy coming on the morning after closing for the phone, TV, and Internet. I think I’ll round up more people to come do their stuff before we move in all kinds of furniture and boxes for that same time slot and get it all done at once.

Enjoy the photos.

Living room from the stairs

Living area sitting by the patio

Our super-awesome GE Profile dishwasher

The view from the living room

Our first his/hers sinks

  • Charis

    Wow! the place looks great and has come a long way. It’s too bad they already knew about a problem with the carpet getting too close to the drip pan, sounds like the carpet installer doesn’t like to listen to directions 🙂 Me neither sometimes. Can’t wait to come help yall move in!

  • Charis

    Wow! the place looks great and has come a long way. It’s too bad they already knew about a problem with the carpet getting too close to the drip pan, sounds like the carpet installer doesn’t like to listen to directions 🙂 Me neither sometimes. Can’t wait to come help yall move in!

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    Thanks, Charis. We can’t wait to have help moving in, so the feeling is mutual. 🙂

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    Thanks, Charis. We can’t wait to have help moving in, so the feeling is mutual. 🙂

  • http://corymiller.com Cory

    Jesse, those pics look great and I bet you’re just PUMPED to get in that house!!! I remember how exciting it was for us to get into ours.

  • http://corymiller.com Cory

    Jesse, those pics look great and I bet you’re just PUMPED to get in that house!!! I remember how exciting it was for us to get into ours.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    Was it a house or townhome? I can’t remember. I was so excited to get the Verizon guy scheduled already. I might pack the TV into the car on Friday morning just for fun. Too bad it’s soooo heavy.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    Was it a house or townhome? I can’t remember. I was so excited to get the Verizon guy scheduled already. I might pack the TV into the car on Friday morning just for fun. Too bad it’s soooo heavy.

  • Luann

    Your new home looks awsesome. It will be so nice relaxing and enjoying the view.

    LuAnn

  • Luann

    Your new home looks awsesome. It will be so nice relaxing and enjoying the view.

    LuAnn

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    Thanks, Luann!

    It’s sure exciting. The carpet made all the difference in the world.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    Thanks, Luann!

    It’s sure exciting. The carpet made all the difference in the world.

  • Mildred

    Which of you is thinking about paint?

  • Mildred

    Which of you is thinking about paint?

  • Mildred

    Which of you is Not thinking about pait?

    There, that’s the 5th comment :>)

  • Mildred

    Which of you is Not thinking about pait?

    There, that’s the 5th comment :>)

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    That’s cheating and you know it. 🙂

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    That’s cheating and you know it. 🙂

  • http://kinless.wordpress.com/ Kinless

    Are you going to get ducks with that backyard?

  • http://kinless.wordpress.com/ Kinless

    Are you going to get ducks with that backyard?

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    I’m sure they will come to live there when the construction is over. I’d like to stock it with some fish, myself.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    I’m sure they will come to live there when the construction is over. I’d like to stock it with some fish, myself.

  • Mildred

    OK…. I’m glad you’re thinking about replacing the light in the dining room. The one that’s there is not attractive at all.

    Have you made a final decision on where the piano will go?

    That should be enough now… so who’s already thinking about paint????

  • Mildred

    OK…. I’m glad you’re thinking about replacing the light in the dining room. The one that’s there is not attractive at all.

    Have you made a final decision on where the piano will go?

    That should be enough now… so who’s already thinking about paint????

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    @Mildred:
    You seem pretty concerned about the piano. I think Dewey’s played it more than either of us together. We’ll just put it somewhere downstairs for now and get a mover if we want it upstairs.

    I’m the one thinking about the painting already.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    @Mildred:

    You seem pretty concerned about the piano. I think Dewey’s played it more than either of us together. We’ll just put it somewhere downstairs for now and get a mover if we want it upstairs.

    I’m the one thinking about the painting already.

  • Mildred

    Jesse, I’m not concerned about the piano, just curious 🙂

    That surprises me; I would not have guessed it was you thinking about the paint! I thought it was your wife.

  • Mildred

    Jesse, I’m not concerned about the piano, just curious 🙂

    That surprises me; I would not have guessed it was you thinking about the paint! I thought it was your wife.