Saturday, October 30, 2010

News of the Week

So beyond on the stresses of the interview and stillll getting adjusted to the new job this week ..............I've been one tense little lady. Exceptionally tense.

And now, I am revealing why...

No. We are not pregnant. So, don't even try getting excited for a second.

We are no longer building a house.

This is not bad news. It's good news -- TRUST ME. :) Here's how it went down......

Sunday afternoon, Ryan got home from his hunting trip. We decided we were overdue for a day together. So we thought, "Let's go check out the progress of the house! And then go out for dinner!"

Welll, what started out as a fun, exciting, house visit. Turned into a very angry one......

First -- we noticed the french doors leading to the patio were not there. They just *slapped* a window there.

Then, I noticed that our POST-TENSION CONCRETE had been cut and crushed and ruined - b/c the plumbers put pipes in the wrong spot.

I don't know if you know much about construction. But, once post-tension concrete is layed - you are NEVER NEVER NEVER supposed to disrupt the integrity of it. If you disrupt the integrity it opens doors to structural problems with the home, opens the doors to termites, etc...

We found missed nails. It felt like the closer we looked, the more problems we noticed.

Now -- I know ryan and I are kind of picky at times. And set high standards. But, WHY NOT. Building a home is a HUGE investment!!!! And we are not going to live in a home that is structurally shitty. End of story.

So, we called up our realtor immediately and attacked.

All week we spent our evenings weighing the positives with the negatives, meeting with the builder, meeting with the realtor, etc, ect, ect.
(This is a very abbreviated synopsis, too. We went through a lot of sh*t this week! UFF-DA!)

Luckily, Ryan & I were on the same side of the issue. Which made no "personal attachments" involved. In fact, I feel like it brought us even closer.

We feel no regrets. Just relief. :-)

And that's our story! :)

Hope everyone's having a great weekend! I know we are. Sushi and drinks to celebrate the end of this craziness last night. (We also signed the cancellation papers prior to our celebration)

Today, I had a 10 mile run which went fantastic. Now we are sitting on our deck, smoking some ribs, and plan on carving pumpkins this evening.



B and B said...

Whew! What a week!

Sounds like a good thing you were able to get out of that house deal.

There's something better for you two out there.

Enjoy those ribs!!!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I have been wondering about the house this week but didn't want to ask and stir the pot as I am sure it was a stressful week.

I am glad you were able to get out of the contract. That's a huge relief.

Hope you enjoyed the ribs

Mama Nastase said...

So relieved that you both seemed happy and relaxed today...ending your contract was clearly the best choice for you guys. SO glad you were so smart about the whole process and figured this out, sooner than later!!

Your pumpkins looked very cute, must've been a heckuva competition this year! ;)

Jess said...

Buying a house is HUGE and if you're not going to be 100% happy about your purchase, then you shouldn't buy it! Glad you guys were able to get out of things before it went too far.

I really do think everything happens for a reason. This means that your dream house is still out there! Which I think is pretty exciting!

Marlys said...

That was a stressful week, but also a good one because you get to start your contract job soon! I think you handled this whole situation very well, and I, too, am thankful you got out of it without too much struggle! I guess we'll put Thanksgiving at your house next year on hold!