Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The "Struggles"

Spring has sprung, so it's time for concrete to be poured, landscaping, and grass to be planted ... right??  Most would think so, however, apparently not our project manager.... or according to him the contractors they use.  After being told "at the end of this week", "beginning of next" and so on and so on for SEVERAL weeks, we left for Phoenix to visit my family for 2 weeks.  We left on a Saturday and were told the concrete would be poured that Monday.  And guess what, it wasn't.  It didn't get poured till the following week.  Ok, so at least it was going to be done by the time we got back home and the lawn would be seeded, right??  Again, WRONG!!  We returned home to hear we are next on the list ... and then some how houses that closed while we were in Phoenix moved ahead of ours!  We were livid and that was the last straw of asking politely so my husband had to call a district manager, which finally provided results!!  Within 1 business day of getting higher ups involved we had our lawn seeded and landscaping planted ... amazing how that works, right??  My suggestion with this would be to not plan to close on your home till late enough in spring that it has to be done prior to closing!!

Current struggle, our "30 day" list ... that's right, we've been in the house for about 90 days now but I would say half the delay was ours so no biggie there except he's had our list for at least a month and we are yet to hear a game plan ... and then there is the fact that our winter items are suppose to be completed by June 30, per the contract, and we are being told that may not happen ...  ugh ... the frustrations of building!

On a brighter note, I love my house ... our grass is starting to come in ... and the weather has been decent enough to meet some neighbors!

If anyone has any suggestions on what we can do to move things along faster, please let me know!!


  1. That is so frustrating! I think calling the manager like you said is your best bet. Surprisingly, what got my PM to pay attention was seeing me complain about him on my blog. Still not sure how he found it, but he called my husband one day and said he “saw on social” media that we were having problems. I guess RH keeps tabs on us to some extent! Just keep calling and being annoying… they can’t ignore you forever!

    1. that's so funny he kept tabs on your blog! I guess we'll have to step up our "annoying" game! lol