As of right now, all drywalling is completed, taped and mudded!
This week will be spent priming the entire house. Next week, flooring is installed! That just seems like such a huge step to me. Carpet will not be installed yet, though ... so flooring just includes the hardwood and tile.
Our PM called last week to share the news that he is being transferred, so we've been assigned a new PM. He left us a voicemail yesterday and we returned his voicemail today. I hope that we can set up a time to meet with him in this next week or so.
Last night we went to the house to meet with the contractor that we used for SO much stuff at the old house. We are wanting to get things all set up for he and his team to come and build our deck and patio. We'd like this to be done starting the day after we close so that within days of actually moving in, everything is 'done'.
Here is the decking we've decided on, as well as the railing. Also shown is a picture that we found of how we'd like the flagstone patio to look:
I am also contacting painters to get quotes on painting the house. This is a amazingly generous housewarming gift from my parents and we're SO appreciative, as this will save us (by 'us' I mean Kevin ... ha!) so much time and energy. I hope to have someone lined up by the end of the week. The only thing is that Ryan Homes will not allow ANYONE (not even a professional painter) into the house to do any work of any sort until we've closed on the house.
Lastly, Kevin and I have started our last minute shopping for things for the house such as ceiling fans, bathroom shower curtains, etc. We've been putting it off, but now realizing we have exactly four weeks (FOUR weeks from today!!), we need to get a move on with things.