Construction Loan Expiring

Just got a “congratulatory” letter from Washington Federal. In part, it says: It's hard to believe the construction phase of your new home should be rapidly approaching the finishing stages. Key words: should be. In other words, since we've given you more...

Custom Home Update

Over the past couple of weeks I've received a number of emails asking when we are going to move in. All I can say is that I wish I knew! After moving out of the rental, we've just been hanging around my dad's house with minimal supplies trying to keep our lives in...

Is It Stupid to Buy Home Products Online?

My builder got a phone call from a lighting wholesaler. He was distraught when he found — after reading this blog — that I was purchasing a good portion of my lighting online. He said we were making a big mistake. His response was not unlike that of the plumbing...

Stucco – Exterior and Interior

We've got stucco going up on the exterior of our home and the interior as well. While exterior stucco is pretty common around here, we're also having stucco applied to the interior side of the exterior walls. This is actually less expensive than sheetrock, because the...

Roof!

The roof trusses are going on! Next to the first shovelful of dirt from the backhoe, this is the most exciting thing going. With the roof on the entire house takes shape.