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January 27, 2006

January 27, 2006

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I am Brooke. I love my husband. I love my daughter. I love my job because I can pick and choose my schedule and stay home with Harper the majority of the time. I love to do DIY projects. And I love my life!

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Juan, Camie, Josh, Me

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Josh, Erin, Brooke, Josh, Brandon, Camie, Juan. Right before we moved to Texas from Cali.
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Saturday, May 31, 2008

June 3. 2008

So apparently this is the new date for the closing on our house...only three more days! (I swear I've had this countdown WAY too many times! Tuesday won't come quick enough, I know it!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

UUUGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!

So, I just checked my email and I saw that I had three emails from Legacy (our home builders) and so I opened the first one and it said, "you are closing tomorrow morning at 9am." So I got really excited and called Josh and told him what it said, and then I told him to wait so I could tell him what the rest of the emails said. the second email just basically said the same thing, that we were closing at 9. So, of course we were both really excited. Then, I opened the third email and it said, "we did not get a clear to close so you are NOT closing tomorrow, we will keep you posted on the date and time"...okay seriously, this is getting really old. Not just for me, but for you, too. I'm sure! Anyway, that's the latest. They said that we would be closing by the end of this week though...I don't even know why I listen to them though because it obviously doesn't work...

Friday, May 23, 2008

i need to vent

So, my dad and I went to the house today because the tile backsplash was supposed to be in yesterday and installed today...but we got there and it wasn't in. Well, as soon as we got home, I called Legacy to ask about the utilities and find out when we needed to have them put into our name and she said that she was glad that I called because she had just gotten off the phone with the corporate office and that our tile backsplash wasn't in yet and that they don't know when it's going to be in. Seriously, I wanted to shoot myself. How much longer is this crap going to go o n. So, they gave us two choices, we could either pick a different backsplash (which we're not going to do because we really like the one we picked) or we could just paint where the backsplash would have gone and just make it look like the house is finished to the mortgage company. Well, we decided to go with that one and then they called us back and said that the mortgage company won't let us do that. So now we have the choice of either picking another backsplash or having them just put another backsplash in and then when the other gets here, they will just tear it out and put the correct one in. Uggghhh, I am so annoyed. Here's why:

#1 If we have them put one in and then tear it out, it's just going to cause damage and inconvenience because I will have to take off work for the two days that they will be installing (mostly because I don't trust people to be in my house when I'm not there). We also won't be able to use our kitchen for about two days...

#2 We had already had our closing date pushed back a million times and if it gets pushed back again, I'm going to be really mad.

#3 It's not our problem, but they're making it sound like it is. Why can't this just be easy!?!

Anyway, I'm sure there's a lot more that I could complain about but you probably don't want to hear about it...sorry.

Monday, May 19, 2008

My obsession right now is...

yes, you guess it-the house. I'm sorry. Hopefully in about 9 days, there won't be anymore posts on the house. I just don't know what I'm going to post after this because I never have anything else to post...I live a pretty boring life. I'll just have to make life interesting after this. Anyway, yep...that's right! Nine days, supposedly. We'll see if it actually happens. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though because it's been long enough. This process has been going on since October...can you believe that? It's been forever. I'm pretty much ready for this to end. The pictures are basically self explanatory, but we have carpet, the appliances, and a mailbox. There's not much left for them to do. Just touch ups.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Yes...house pics again!

So, we went to the house on Sunday, and there was a lot of new stuff in! We have wood floors now, and granite counter tops! Electricity too! Anyway, here are the pics...

The wood flooring. It's all downstairs, except for in our bedroom, it is carpet.

This is the granite countertop in the kitchen. It's a little dusty, but that's ok.

The granite countertop in the master bathroom and the powder room.

Upstairs bathroom is marble.

Upstairs bathroom shower/tub.

Monday, May 12, 2008

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Big Surprise!?!

So, I am using my parents computer to download my pictures because, like I said, my computer is stupid. It just refuses to work. I don't understand. Anyway, enough of my complaining.


Well, I called the builder today to tell him about some of the things we noticed in the house yesterday, and guess what!?! Well, let me tell you the conversation first:


Brooke: Hi John, this is Brooke Liddell, how are you?


John (the builder): I am good, Brooke. How are you?


Brooke: I am good. Umm, I was just calling to let you know that both of the upstairs bedrooms are supposed to have ceiling fans in them, and when we went in there yesterday, they had only put lights in there.


John: Oh, okay I will definately get that fixed.


Brooke: Okay, thanks. I just thought I would let you know. Also, there is one more thing. In the third bedroom, you know how we added the phone hookup and also the cable hookup?


John: Yes.


Brooke: Well, they put them on the wrong walls, so those will need to be changed.


John: (with annoyance in his voice, although I don't know why because we specifically showed him where we wanted them) uh, okay. I will get that fixed too.


Brooke: Okay, thank you. That's all I wanted to let you know.


John: Okay, thank you. Oh, wait. Did you get my message?


Brooke: No. Not that I know of unless Josh got it.

John: Oh, well your backsplash tile for your kitchen will not be in until May 22nd. Apparently it is coming from outside of the country. I don't know what you guys picked, but it must be some nice stuff.



Brooke: May 22nd??????? Aren't we supposed to be closing May 23rd.


John: Yes, that is why I called you. We are going to have to move it to probably the 28th. If that's all right with you.


Brooke: Sure, that's fine.

Okay, now what am I supposed say? No I refuse. We will just live with no backsplash? Anyway, so that's the BIG SURPRISE! (hint: sarcasm) I mean, how many times have they moved the date already? First it was the end of March, then the end of April, and then May 23rd, and now May 28th. Not only am I annoyed, but I'm sure my parents are. Oh well, it will be worth the wait. So, Jan, we will for sure be in the primary till the end of the month, which I don't mind because I love my kids! I will definately miss them!



Okay, so here are the updated pictures: Enjoy Okay, so here is our shower in the master bathroom (it's sideways, sorry) This is the tile before it had the grout.
The same tile in the master bathroom and then also the cabinets in there as well.

Here's the stairs leading from our patio to our garage.
Here's the front of the house, they are putting all of the dirt down! It looks way better than all that trash, that's for sure.










Here's the stair railing. It is now stained.
This is our loft upstairs. It looks over to the living room, downstairs. We are eventually going to have a desk here with all of my work stuff. (I guess I'm getting a little ahead of myself. We haven't even closed yet. What am I saying, they haven't even finished yet!)
This is the master bedroom. ( I know it's not that big, but it's mine!)
Upstairs bathroom...we were there when the workers were there, they were getting ready to grout the tile.
Here are the cabinets in the kitchen. They are all hung.







Here is the archway that they have to add because they randomly forgot to put it in...weird.
Here's one of our closets (sideways, again, I'm sorry)




This picture is sideways too, but they had to cut out a huge part of drywall because they messed up on the placement of our plugs and cable. It's fixed right now, but now they have to get the drywall back up and make it look like that never happened. Can they do it? We'll find out.



Okay, so there's all of the pictures that you have been missing out on, well not all of them, but there are the good ones. Now I have to tell you a really sad story...sometimes my husband looks like this:





Okay, I'm just kidding, that's not the sad story, this story really is sad. Actually, I don't know if sad is the right word. It's more like a "who could do that" kind of a story. So, we were walking through one of the other houses on our street that is a little bit ahead of ours and we turned around in the living room and were totally shocked at what we saw. Here it is, brace yourself. (Oh, and picture this flipped up the right way because I don't know how to flip the pictures)



Yes, that is a dead bird, that somebody hung on wires sticking out of a wall. I didn't take the picture so that I could post it on the blog, but I took a picture so I could be a tattle tale and show the Legacy Homes lady. She was just as annoyed as I was. Now, I know that there's not really anything that they can do, but seriously? Who does that? Anyway, sorry I had to end my post in such a depressing manner.



I hope you all have a good day! And sorry this post is really long.



Saturday, May 3, 2008

My computer is stupid!

So, I have a ton of new pictures of the house, but my computer is not letting me download the pictures for some reason. I am so annoyed because there are so many new things that I want to show you. Oh well, I will just have to work on it tomorrow. Can't wait to show you the pics.