Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Blog is Suffering from Neglect

I know, I know, I haven't posted in ages and how can anyone be expected to post comments to a blog that doesn't get updated! In my defense, life has been very, very busy. I am currently in Northern Kentucky putting the final touches on the plans for our new home. Monday I did take time out for a trip to IKEA and found two items that are must haves for Rick's office space in the new home. Then I had a 4.5 hour meeting to decide on securityt, data, TV and phone wiring. Tuesday I had a 4 hour meeting going over the plans and locking down all the details. Today I had four different appointments and tomorrow, Thursday I will probably have at least two things to nail down and I'll rest and relax before I undertake the 15 hour drive back home to Florida on Friday.

One of the items I've added to the house is an intercom system so that I can answer the door without opening it from either my craft studio downstairs, my office on the main floor or from the second floor master. I personally consider this an important part of my security as like most people I still tend to open the door when someone knocks to see what they need. A few years back I was lucky that my son was home as I opened the door to a young man who, I learned later, had broken into Rick's car and had a knife. I still open the door, but I am always a little worried when I do so.

I've been told that they will be breaking ground on our new house in about three weeks, which means I'll have to be here again at that time. The building phase of the house will be completed 90 days after that followed by the inspection phase and closing which normally occurs about 30 days after. All of a sudden things seem to be moving very, very fast and time seems to be slipping away! On the one hand I am excited about seeing the house built and moving into it and making it comfortable and homey. On the other hand, I know that I will miss Florida, my friends and more than anything being less than two hours away from my son.

To get the picture posted above, I played in photoshop with a new picture I took of my inspiration house. I flipped it horizontally and changed the color of the roof to black. You can now get a pretty good idea of what our house should look like. So there you go. Take a look soon at the right side of the page. As soon as I get home I'll announce my first blog candy winner of 2009. At stake, $25 (retail price) of goodies.


Teresa said...

Your new home is going to be beautiful. Do you make the drive by yourself?
We sure did miss you in Sarasota on Saturday :-(

Hope to see you soon.....Teresa

Monkey Girl said...

Oh wow! That is one good looking house!! I know we haven't spent alot of time together, but we will miss you!

Scraplin said...

your new house looks fabulous! We all know you have been a busy person nailing down everything that has to be nailed down..LOL I do hope that I will get to see you on March 9th after our cruise! keep me posted on your whereabouts! hee hee!

Anonymous said...

Finally...I get some fresh news! Love the look of your mansion!!! It is exciting! Ninety days from ground breaking to completion sounds super! Come home safely, my friend.


Nancy said...

Your house looks great! I love that you will be able to have an intercom system. I also do not like to open the door to strangers since I have heard too many horror stories. Be safe traveling back to FL!

CathyR said...

You house is beautiful. I like the idea of being able to see who is at the front door from wherever you are in the house.

Wow 90 days from start to finish, that's amazing.

Lynne said...

Yah and update... the house is going to be fabulous. I do like having security on the house. It does make one feel safer. I do need one of those thingies so I can see who's at the door from my craft room. Save me a trip. haha

Kenda said...

Glad to hear from you again!! Love the look of the home. I know you will make it homey in no time. sounds like it will be pretty fast paced for you pretty soon. Take care and be safe, especially when making that long drive by yourself....Kenda