Well, it’s coming! We have a build close date and a move in date!!!
Next Thursday and Friday we go through the process of closing the loan, then move in Friday!
I’m soooo excited 😆
The end is near!
My site supervisor called me this morning. Starts off letting me know we have electricity for picking out backsplash today. He asked if we had picked out a mailbox or if we wanted the standard one? And where did we want the house numbers?
Then he proceeded to tell me they were finishing the grade on the back yard be the seawall because that was done! Let me say that again – THE SEAWALL IS DONE!!!! The irrigation is 75% done. They stopped at the edge of the pool deck due to the seawall area not being graded. So that will be finished in the next day or so. They are landscaping tomorrow. Putting in Sod on Friday and next week they will clean the inside and make all the repairs to the paint, drywall and install the carpet. Then they will have the county do the inspection and had the house over to us NEXT WEEK!!!!!!
I can not wait!!!!!!! Beyond excited.
We have time off starting the 25th to move. So I will be off from 4-25 to 5-12 lol just worked out that way with our existing vacation for the anniversary fun in May.
We went by the house last night and found the work on the seawall done! You can kind of see it in the background there in the hot tub pick, but mostly in the other pic of the channel. They have to wait 7 days then they can fill in the holes where the tiebacks have the cement poured on them.
The yard was all graded right up to this big hole behind the pool cage, in front of the seawall! The kitchen is all put together – except the backsplash as I have not picked that yet.
The electricity is only on to the pool circuit breaker box and not the main box – but it will be next week! I am meeting my Designer on Tuesday to look at the backsplash tiles again. I have it narrowed down to three – but I am still really waffeling!
Regardless, things are progressing and we will really be moving in this month!!! I have 18 days off between the move and the family vacation coming up the first week in May and I’m super excited!!!
I made a little GIF of the hot tub spillway to share – but that is all. The rest will be shared when we get either somewhat moved in or when the Builder sends me the professional ones!
Have a great weekend!
I have something to tell you all and it’s really more of an “out loud” confirmation to myself that life is good.
I started a new job in June last year. In fact within days of picking up and moving my life across the country. It was hard. In the nine months since I started this new job I have been to Ohio to work with my new co-worker one time. Beyond that is has been all webex meetings and phone calls. I must say I do a pretty good job connecting to people over the internet – I don’t need to see you to establish a relationship with you. Many here that I’ve never met reach out and make comments, so I think that is plain to see.
However, the combination of new life, new job, new co-worker my time in my new role has been less than stellar in how I feel about it. I was doing good work and I was getting recognized for learning fast and doing good things. But I HATED my life when it came to
I was doing my work with pleasure. I was staying late at the end of the day to solve a problem because I was engaged. All of the things I love about my kind of work (technical) had shown up in my day to day life again and I am so happy about that!!!!
Honestly, as I type this, I wonder if it was the fact that I had stopped trying to be happy. I had told those around me; I’m unhappy. That I could finally get some shit out of my head and just let things be. Let them happen naturally and not try to force it so much. My Brain. It’s often a scary place to wander around alone LOL Regardless, I’m happy I feel like I have found my place, for now at least.
School – that is a whole other topic that I have been battling against. My company, despite asking for specific permission to take a second BS, has a new policy that clearly states they will only cover one BS and after that, if you want to go back to school, you have to take an MS. SO guess who is going to be starting their Master’s Degree in August?
And finally, an update on the house. As you may know, the kids will all be coming down the first week in May to help us celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We have a home away home booked in Orlando, and all 8 of us will be staying there from Saturday to Saturday! We will hit Disney for 4 days and both Universal Orlando parks. My DIL has not even been to any of these places and I am so excited to watch her have fun like a child!!! Anyway – back to the house. We need this house done when we have FOUR extra adults here in Florida! I wrote the Builder’s office an email and explained that while we were hoping for March we have given up on that. And while we were hoping for early April, we see that is not gonna happen either. BUT we have to be in before the end of April as the first week of May we have this other stuff going on.
They have confirmed
And finally a few pictures 🙂 Last week when the cement was pored, John found a nail (actually my sister found a nail and encouraged him to make our mark in the wet cement) He wanted to do something – but I, being the rule follower was like NO, we can’t! LOL He did and I love it! And then when we stopped by last night…I pulled into our drive way and parked! No more street parking and wandering into the sand to get to the house 🙂
So much is happening inside too. Can’t wait to share the pictures the builder will take when it’s done, as well as ours when we get moved in 🙂
I know I have been super quiet lately and that is all due to stress. I just like to crawl into myslef and over think all of the things when I can’t control any of it.
We are about 2 weeks out from the house building process is complete – I think! I have been wrong so many times before! However this week we have seen very good things and it does look promising that by April 11th we will be moving on with this life.
Above you see my current working environment. I have been working at the kitchen table for well over a year. While we prepped to move and since we have gotten here. Early in March I was in a ton of pain and then one Saturday morning I woke up with my thumb, pointer and some of my middle finger numb! We are currently down to just having my thumb numb. I have been seeing my chiropractor way too often I’m going broke! I skipped two appointments last week and I have been working on just sitting better and trying to work out the knots in my arm and neck myself.
On the topic of the house I have a few pictures I will share lol
We have toilets and lights and floors and this week we are getting the seawall! Thursday I am going shopping with our Designer to pick out backsplash now that all the kitchen has come together. I have done as promised and not shared anymore of the inside. There will be a grand reveal when it is complete 🙂 and I can’t wait!!!!
The builder has professional pictures taken once the house is complete and they post them on Facebook as advertising. We will get access to all of the pictures, but they only post like 15 or 20 on Facebook. I am in love with our granite. I loved it when I picked it out but I have been worrying for a while that I would not love it so much once it was in the house. I stood there looking at it Saturday – just smiling. I am so happy with our choice. And our living room ceiling fan. Love that too!!!! the other ones are simple ceiling fans for the bedrooms and my office. The one I cannot wait to see is the one on the lanai!!! It was not installed yet as of Saturday so I’m still waiting to smile about that.
On the topic of the seawall – they placed 6 of the 18 slabs yesterday and today we have an entire day of rain…I am not sure they will work in the rain. I was hoping it would be done Thursday, but now with the rain it may be Friday. Seriously – as long as they just keep working in it all week, I don’t care that it takes to Friday to finish. They have been putting us off since January!
I am sure if I got on the scale today it would say I you have gained 5 pounds! LOL My daughter and her fiance were here last week. My sister and her husband are here this week. And while I have been having a few more drinks, I have kept my food low carb, just not low in calories. So maybe I will maintain for this week and not blow up. We have our family vacation in 5.5 weeks. I had truly hoped to be out of the 130’s before that time.
I have been walking every day at lunch. It’s not a ton of exercise, but it is better than just sitting on my behind all day and all night. I am getting a really nice shorts-and-tank-top tan LOL I just need to get moved into the house so I can lie by the pool and even this all out! I fear that what is tan already will just get more tan and the areas that are white will tan, but still be lighter! I will have about 4 weeks before we go on vacation and it would be super nice to have a more even tan by then.
OK I need to go get back to life. Have a great day!!!
Do you ever get the feeling that just as soon as you start to make changes to your habits for your health, you get knocked down with something really sever? I was going along good with my workouts and counting calories last week. By Thursday I was in pretty bad pain. I went to the Dr and they sent me for a CT Scan then called me and sent my to ER. Seems I had/have a section of my small bowel that stopped working. It is called an Ileus. It is/was a mild one but it was still an issue. The treatment is no food until it starts moving again.
I had an IV and some pain meds Thursday night in the ER. The Dr had intentions of me being admitted to be kept on IV until it started working again. But being that we are “in season” down here. The Hospital was FULL not a single bed available. Not even on in the ER – the had the 20 beds of the ER full of admitted patients. I have to remind myself to try and not get seriously sick when all the snow birds are here – because you will set in ER for 5 hours and still not get in. Thankfully I am experienced in fasting and was able to go all day Friday with only liquids. I ate a light breakfast Saturday and had no pain so I started eating small meals as the day went on. I still do not seem to be putting out as much as I am taking in…but things are moving enough that I am not hurting.
I only missed two workouts! I think that is pretty good! I didn’t give up and throw in the towel and say Fuck It! I took the two days I was in pain and didn’t lift heavy things. Well, that is only a half-truth lol Thursday night in the ER they had told me to stay active and walk around. So, we did yard work Friday. We have been wanting to get some yucky old plants out from the front yard and re-do some landscaping. We managed to get all the plants relocated to the back yard. My dad made a sifter so I can get the rocks out and leave the dirt in place. Now, I just need to sift the rocks out and move them to the back yard. Then we will buy some new plants to put up there with some bark and not rocks.
My house has tile floors!!! And a good portion of the showers are all done. Sorry – no pictures! We are keeping the remaining indoor items until its all done! Appliances that are a part of the cabinetry were delivered today (Dishwasher, ovens, hood, gas top) Cabinets will go in later this week and then granite will be measured and installed next week.
We have not seen any more movement in the pool area – dang it! And the Fricking seawall is still laying on the grass. They delivered 6 slabs almost 3 weeks ago! They need a total of 10 or more and they are having a hard time getting them from the supplier. The Office manager at the builders sent me an email this AM with that status and I just replied UGH! LOL
I started following the 21 Day Fix meal plan this week. I was wondering if the lack of fiber in my low carb diet was a contributing factor to my gut issue? Who knows…For now, I will do this and see how I feel.
Saturday John and I went to the beach and it was an amazing day! Here is a little Gif file of the waves 🙂 Enjoy
Well, what do we want to talk about today? My house? My Diet? My Exercise?
Lets start with the exercise! I started P90X again yesterday! I’m a tiny bit sore in my pit-tit area from pushups, and a tiny bit in my triceps from push ups as well LOL Today is Plyometrics! They may be the death of me. But I will push through and “Do my best and forget the rest” The fact that I have not exercised at this level in a LONG time is showing me how out of shape I am.
My diet is back on track with keto AND I started counting calories along with the keto foods. Goals – Baby! Goals!!!!
My house…is finally progressing with some visible activity! Pavers went in last week and the tile is going in this week!!
Here are a few pictures of the pool deck and lanai area – I can not wait to live here!!!
I seriously have so much on my mind this is a tiny little slice of what I am thinking. But I wanted to share a bit and get something out here. I’m alive and kicking. More to come soon
Well, for anyone that has been here for very long, you know that I get quiet when I get stressed. I am not sure stressed is an accurate description of what I have been feeling!
I truly just need this house to be done so we can get the final bill and I can properly disburse my cash and then plan my attack on what’s left LOL. We have been putting the furniture on the Credit Card until we know what we owe the builder. Once he’s paid, we can pay the Credit card down. I am sure it will not be gone but it will be a known item where right now I am just freaking out watching my CC climb LOL Not where I like to be.
I have a few pictures of the inside – Living room space and what will be the kitchen. The hot tub and pool as well. I am HOPING beyond all hope that the pool and pavers are done by Friday…My sister comes in Thursday night and we will have time to go check it out on Saturday. The last time she was down there was not even any drywall up! So this is progress…walls, doors and all painted too!
That is all I have right now. The seawall is holding up the rest of the exterior so not much more going on there. They did get the soffit and Fascia up last week – all except the small section of the garage. Once that is done and we have grass its going to look amazing outside!!!! I hope I get a driveway soon too 🙂
Have a great night!!!!
I have proven once again that my brain is not in a place to be doing “one post a day” lol I will be out driving, going here and there and suddenly remember I was going to try to make a post each day. Then when I return home – poof, gone from my brain once again.
This week I did start a 1 mile a day thing with some friends on Facebook. Monday was day one, yesterday being day two, I forgot to go to the gym because Hubby had the day off and I was hanging out with him LOL We did walk around the mall and Walmart and I did get a mile in, but I did not sweat like I did Monday. Making new habits since we moved has been so very hard. I will admit that.
Honestly, it has all been hard lately. I have found my self heart-achingly lonely some days. I have worked from home since May 2013. Going on six years now. I have always had family around. Either kids that lived with us or kids that were stopping by at some point in the day/week for something. Now, not so much. The only person I had for the longest time to talk to was my husband. Then he went to work, but work was second shift for the longest time. All shifts were from 2-11. Lately, they have been better, and only 2 shifts a week have been the 2-11 shift and I am happy about that. But now, with my parents here, even though he is home it’s not alone time 🙂 And even with them here, it not the same. My parents don’t have the same interests I do. Hell, even my gorgeous sweet husband has very dissimilar interest than I do, good thing we have other things in common lol With my children and sister they at least understood the things that interest me, like technology and some crafts and nutrition. So while my house is not scary and empty each night, I still feel very alone here. I don’t “go to work” to make new friends. I have fairly secluded in my new role, so I talk with my one co-worker and that is not often. I have to find a way to get out and meet people with my interests and that means I need to put myself out there and get uncomfortable.
I was searching online for some quilting shops to see if there were any classes I might join. THAT really does not matter until I get my house, because all of my material and my sewing machine are in storage. I have some crochet that I started, got one and a half rows done and set that down and have not picked it up since. I have a counted cross stitch kit I started August 11th…have not picked it up since that day either. I seriously have zero regrets about this move…but I am finding that my personality is making the transition hard. We went out to dinner Friday night with one of John’s co-workers and his wife and I dominated that conversation lol First adult conversation I’ve had with people our own age in MONTHS. The library was offering camera classes, but they wanted you to go through the Beginner class before you took the one that started last Saturday. I don’t know…something will come along. I did reach out to the designer that has been helping us with the house stuff. I told her I was going to send her a friend request once we finished all the house building business lol I just want a clean line between her helping with stuff as a friend vs stuff she should be billing the builder for. She said she would like that. And Tammy the cabinet gal was talking about Zumba classes while we were there, so maybe that is something we can all go and do. Maybe I will meet my friends as a result of building my house LOL
OK well that is all I have in my brain for now. OH! I am going to start myself a 90 plan on February 4th. That is 90 days prior to our family vacation! Also 91 days before my 30 year wedding anniversary 🙂 We are all going to Disney and Universal Studio’s that week and being comfortable in my skin will be amazing. We are renting a home over in Kissimmee for a week with a pool…so that will be fun and I’ll be ready!
I am also in horrid pain. So far today I have taken 8 200mg Ibuprofen tablets. My neck hurts so bad I can hardly lift my arm. I had been getting a massage once a month in Michigan. Since we have been here (7 months) not a single one. Between the stress of loneliness and the stress of buliding a house and living with your parents….I’m busted. I can’t look left if I wanted to. I do have an appointment at 3:00 with a new masseuse to hopefully get me out of some of this pain. I think I am going to go take the last 40 minutes of my lunch and lay down for a bit.
Have a Great Day!!!!!
Sorry – I’m off to a great start for a daily post aren’t I? LOL
Back to work yesterday! It was a good mental break to have those 11 days off but I need something more to keep my brain busy and work does that. Even school was off that whole time, I don’t start my next class until next Monday. It will be Foundations in Data Analytics! I’m looking forward to it.
I hope this calendar is accurate and the things get moving along like it shows. I am sooooo hoping that we will be in by Valentines day!!!
I had a shit-show of a diet going on the last 2-3 weeks with the holidays and being off work. OMG I went up to 147.6!!!! I almost hit 150! UGH I have gotten back to Keto as of Monday and already dropped 4 pounds of carb bloat. Starting Monday I will count my calories and start working out again. I am supposed to be having accountability photos with a friend that also wants to lose a bit of weight – but her phone died and I am not sure she will get a new one and get back on line and such by Monday. I will start taking my pics and posting them in our folder and she can catch up. I need the accountability – I MUST get back to where I was before.
OK that is all I have! Have a great day!!!!!