Friday, November 17, 2006

A Break in the Clouds

Today we got to meet with Julie and Joe - our new builder. We went over our plans, some changes we requested early on in the process, some original details they were still trying to work out, and did a walk through the house.

Joe seems like a really good guy. He's articulate, knowledgeable, and attentive. More importantly, he genuinely seems to care about the house being built well. Whether the developer lets him continue on that course remains to be seen. For the first time in 8 months I feel like somebody is involved in the building process that actually appreciates, and strives for, a job well done. Joe is also the first person with Agave to give us an honest estimate for completion of the house - sometime in late February or March of '07 - almost a year after we signed our contract (we were told it would take 6 months when we signed). As long as it's done right we don't care how long it takes, but we could really do without the false closing dates.

Due to time constraints, we didn't get to choose our new cabinets or master shower tile, but we hope to do that soon. We also have to make some decisions this weekend with regard to the addition of a window and the type of door we want leading into the master bedroom.

All in all it was a good meeting. I really hope Joe stays on board.


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