For anyone going through the building process, I don't miss the stress and week by week unknowns that occur. Good Luck to those still building their dream and waiting.. endlessly waiting till that awesome, amazing, exciting day when it's all yours.
The Fun Begins AFTER you Build..
Home Ownership is everything I thought it would be, however like we say in my field..
"It's what ya don't know that will get you."
I hope any information on this blog and other blogs is informative to the perspective RH buyer/builder.
SO.. Do you remember this picture from my last post.. I had huge runoff and water flowing into my yard from an undeveloped lot. and uneven soil placement.
White Water Rafting anyone??!?!
This had me concerned, as I had issues with drainage from Day ONE and I really love my Yard
I have a Huge Yard, I paid a premium for it..and I have dogs that love to run. I need a functional Yard
I don't need a swamp.
Like any issue, I spoke with the PM at the 30 day and we discussed options. Being adamant and polite
is always a great combination. I now have a fixed (hopefully) Yard
Mini Trench spanning my yard
Two Drains to be installed
Installed.. you can see the Black bags to the right to help keep the water over there
More Dirt to level the basin I had plus new seed.
The lesson is this: If I didn't ask for this, it wouldn't have gotten done. If something bothers you, it's better to speak your mind and communicate that to be complacent.
Dumpster Diving - well with all these dumpsters around the neighborhood, I can't help but see what's inside..
I'm not sure how frowned upon this is so I'll phrase it this way..
Items I noticed in the dumpster..
-30 foot aluminum ladder from dumpster (nothing wrong with it, I checked)
- various pieces of unused 2x4
- unused bags of cement
- various sizes of plywood
- I made this Planter for basil, parsley, rosemary etc
I since finished painting it, I'll place picture here tonight