Thursday, January 5, 2017

New year - new home

We're finally in our house!!! We officially moved in yesterday and we're so in love with it! Our refrigerator and our dryer were delivered yesterday. Closing was pushed back a couple of hours on Tuesday, so we had to cancel cable, which in turn, we had to cancel Guardian. Cable will be installed tomorrow, so Guardian will come after that. Another hiccup was that Best Buy didn't call to tell us that our washer wouldn't be delivered on time until the night before since it was on the recall list. They said it MIGHT Get delivered on 1/20, but that wasn't a definite date. I marched my butt up to the store and ended up getting the next level up washer for the same price as the original one and it'll get delivered on Friday. I'll take a couple days delay to save over 50% on it!

4 things that went wrong yesterday/this morning:
-When the fridge was delivered, the water line apparently wasn't included with it. The salesman never told us that, so make sure to ask if you have to order one. Also, I didn't check before the delivery guys left, but the doors and handles are crooked. One of the Ryan Homes workers told us how we could fix it, but we haven't done it yet. We're scared of breaking it. Lol
-The main floor thermostat wasn't working yesterday. It stayed at 65-ish degrees and it was freezing, especially with the movers keeping the door open to bring everything inside. We called our PM and he sent someone over right away to fix it. There was a part that went bad, so the worker had to drive somewhere in Kentucky to get it. Once he fixed it, the house warmed up immediately.
-There was a water leak in the powder room. Luckily we were still awake because it was around 9:30 pm. I was sweeping the kitchen and my husband was in the fridge when we heard a hissing sound. We could've easily been asleep by that time, which means it could've been a LOT worse if we didn't catch it right away. We turned the knob to stop the water flow. My husband said they just had to tighten something and it was fixed.
-This morning, the master shower stayed freezing cold and wouldn't warm up at all. The worker said that the plumber switched the hot and cold, so they just fixed that. (I don't know how that passed inspection?)

I don't want to upload pictures of most of the house or the personal things in our home, but just know that you'll need a lot of furniture to fill the Landon up! Our house looks so bare since we came from an apartment to here. And be ready to spend a small fortune on blinds/curtains! I wanted curtains that go to the floor, but we would have to of custom order them. We just don't have that kind of time because we wanted our windows covered right away. So before you move in, take measurements of the windows and pre-order the curtains if you want them to go to the floor.

For the family room, we got 4 panels at 84" long. I didn't pay attention to the width. They go from about 2 inches above the window sill to about 3 inches below the window sill. The curtain rod had to be at least 112" wide. Same with the morning room windows. For the morning room doors, we got the faux wood blinds. I was stuck between getting white or brown. We ended up getting brown and hope that it doesn't make too much brown in the kitchen (between those, the floor, and the cabinets). Those were 21 1/8" wide and 63" long. In the dining room, we got 4 panels - same length as the family and morning room. The curtain rods had to be somewhere around 45" and 50". I can't remember exactly.

We can't wait to see how our first year in the home goes. We are so happy this whole process is over and we can finally enjoy this place!

Now for the pics: (Ignore the bar stools - they're temporary).

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