Saturday, April 19, 2008

Home Sick Already

We haven't even left for Europe and I'm already missing my babies!
I'm with them 24/7 so this is extremely hard for me to leave them for 3 weeks.

D and I were just saying yesterday, "What the hell were we thinking planning our trip for 3 weeks?!". I know right now it's tough, but once we're there I know we will have a great time!

I'm probably going to cry when we drop them off. No, I'm definitely crying when we drop them off. :-D In So Cal, I used to have D drop them off so I wouldn't have to see their little faces as they were taken to their room. I don't think he'll let me get away with that this time. ;-)

They will be spend 2 weeks at a pet hotel and then my parents will pick them up and keep them for us. I'm not even nervous about leaving them at the pet hotel because it's a great facility, it's simply about missing my "kids".

Are we pathetic? Nah, we just love our "kids"!


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I'm back, with an update on our house

I know, I know, I've been a horrible blogger.
But I have a great excuse, I'm getting married in less than 3 weeks so I've been super busy the last few months! :-)

And the wedding stress is not the only stress we're dealing with right now.
Awhile back I had mentioned here that we were noticing some cosmetic problems with our house.

Well a few months back we had the state inspector come out and take a look at the house, with lawyers for both sides and the builder in attendance.
The state inspector came back with his findings and required that 35 out of the 39 problems in our house be repaired by the builder. That is fantastic news!

We've appealed the 4 problems that were not required to be repaired and have added more items to the list. After we return from our wedding, we will likely have the state inspector return for another look at the additional problems we are noticing.

The good news is that the structural engineer does not think it is a foundation problem, but it could very well be a structural problem (with the frame, beams, etc.) that is causing all of the cosmetic flaws in our home.

It doesn't seem like the builder is fighting to not repair everything, but he is trying to go about everything without our lawyers being involved, which we are not cool with.

This is such a pain to have to deal with, but hopefully it will be resolved. It won't be a fast, nor easy phase because we'll have to move out in order for all of the repairs to be made, but I just want the house we paid for and for all of this to be over! And I want to be able to show the next potential buyer a great house, with a great layout, absent of cosmetic and structural problems.

I will keep you posted, as best I can.