I drove by the home site last night and was surprised to see the foundation is poured! My dad said lumber delivery is next! I've never been more excited to see a bunch of concrete slabs and a mud pit in my life! :) Things are moving along swiftly and we FINALLY were able to get everything we needed to send our loan application to underwriting for approval. We still have to pay our tax bill but hey, the government is slow at paying out so why should we hurry up to pay them! We will send it out next month, it's just rough writing so many large checks at once, we had to make our last payment of our down payment/good faith money this week so spreading things out as much as we can makes things a little bit easier on the wallet. Sometime when I see all our hard earned savings going to RH I think "gee.. we could have gone to Jamaica like 10 times on that!" but then I keep reminding myself that this is the home where we will start our family and make new memories and it's a solid investment for our future. But when I look at all the pictures from our past Jamaica vacation I keep kicking myself JUST a little! But all in good time... we will be back there even if I have to eat ramen noodles for an entire year!
So, enough of that rant, I do have some questions if anyone out there has some advice on appliances. We will be looking for a fridge and washer/dryer soon, we are trying to do it on a tight budget so nothing too fancy, I don't need a fridge with a TV or that can tell me the weather or if my shoes match my outfit (lol, like I would need that anyways, I'm pretty stylin... lol) but I want to know what brands to looks at, what to avoid, etc. I know that we want a french door stainless with the ice/water thru-door and a front loading washer/dryer. I thought I would want a HE top loader but after speaking to some appliance people at Sears they said that it you plan to wash a comforter, it won't get it clean because the max water level only goes up about 6 inches, they said the size is deceiving and about 1/2 of the top loaders they sell are returned within a month for a front loader. Now, I don't know if this is a load of BS or what, so that's why I'm asking for some honest opinions! I really have no clue where to start! We are lucky to be closing around Memorial Day so we can hit up the sales.
Oh and to my new future neighbor DB if you are reading this, I saw your house yesterday too! You are really making progress! Framing is done, doors and windows are in, it's coming along nicely! And you are only a stones through away, so I hope you like cookies cakes and sweet treats because I love to bake and if I don't give some away I will eat it all myself and be a slave to the treadmill for weeks :)
We have some warmer weather coming up but I hope that dang rain stays away! Looking forward to seeing more progress as it comes along!