Sunday, December 24, 2006

Odin's Beard! We Have A Neighborhood!

Sweet Progress

I went out to Agave Saturday to check on the house. The images were taken just prior to the 3-4 inches of rain that came to town. But it was cold; and I was alone. But not in the rain. Not at that point.

Christmas in Austin

Hope everyone, our millions of readers, has a great holiday.
2007 will be golden!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Building Up

Went out to the property this past weekend. Things are really progressing nicely. The metal roof supports are mostly up, electrical wiring has been installed, the majority of the windows are in, and the roof was going on. Sweet. I know I've said this before, but the new builder is fantastic. He even sent us an email letting us know what had recently been completed and the items set for completion in the near future. That was very unexpected yet very appreciated. A couple of minutes to type out an email - it can make a big difference.

Saw the new one-story Emily Little design going up. The vaulted ceilings in that house are spectacular. Last I heard it was still for sale. It has a great view from the living room. Met another "Agave-ite", Celeste, while we were out there. She's a blast. Too bad she won't be living closer to us.

We'll try to get some new pictures up soon. Our camera is misbehaving but a good friend took some photos for us.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Closing Time: Last Call?

Today, we finally got an amendment giving us a new closing date of March 30, 2007. Why is it that we, the buyers, have to remind these people that they need to send out amendments extending our closing date? Where is their sense of responsibility?

This will be our third closing date. Some have had as many as five. I have to wonder if they're still telling those with new contracts that the build time is six months.

At least this new closing date comports with the ETA that the builder gave us. That's just coincidence, mind you. I've recently learned that the closing dates aren't meant to be real closing dates - they are dates assigned to groups of us without regard to the particular building schedule for our homes.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Closing Time

Well, our second closing date, November 30, came and went. Our house isn't close to being completed but we weren't even sent an amendment giving us a new date. No calls. No communication. Nothing. I'm not sure who's responsible for issuing the amendments, but whoever it is should be fired - immediately.