Last week while reading a couple of the blogs I noticed some of the post talking about their weekly updates from their PMs. I assumed these updates were standard practice across the board with Ryan and of course you know what they say when you assume. Well today, I decided to reach out to my pm to see what my expectations should be on our communication. I was able to reach him with no delay and was happy to find getting in touch with him was not going to be a hassle of playing phone tag back and forth. I told him I understood he was busy but would like to know how frequent we would be getting updates from him on progress. He said normally, he will not contact me unless there was a problem. He stated he would be more than happy to talk with me anytime I had questions. I was a little surprised by this as I thought we would at least get some type of voluntary follow up on what's been accomplished. I guess he could hear the concern in my voice because he offered to conduct a weekly call each Monday to let me know whats scheduled for the week. He stressed the importance of communication and told me he wanted me to be happy and comfortable with the process so he is was more than willing to talk to me at anytime. I was really put at ease with this as I didn't want to be viewed as a difficult and bothersome client.
This weeks agenda
Monday: Finish conduits for electricity and install footers.
Tuesday: City inspection on footers.
Wednesday: Pour slab.
Thursday: Lumber delivery.
Friday: Start framing.
Framing already? Wow that seems really fast. According to my pm everything is happening when it's supposed to; nothing is being rushed. I also asked if he could let me know when we get to 60 days so we'll be able to give notice. Yet again I'm shocked by his response. He stated we are already under our 60 days and will be possibly closing BEFORE 06/24!!!! Of course I'm stammering and speechless with this new information. He takes the silence as an opportunity to again assure me he's not rushing and it is all going according to plan. Because I am a little concerned there may be a delay I decided to hold off turning in my notice until next week. I scheduled a status call with him for next Thursday to make sure everything still on track. If all is still going well, I'll be giving notice next Friday to vacate by 06/30. Although a little scary, I'm a really excited about this news because it means we won't have to pay a prorated rent for July. YAY!!!
Well that's pretty much it for week 1 and 2....below are some pictures I took from week 1. I don't plan on going back over until my sister comes into town later this week. I plan on taking her to see the model so she can get an idea of what everything will look like...sort of. In the meantime, I'll need to rely on my neighbor/coworker to send me updated pics from his phone because gas is super HIGH and I need to conserve!!! I just paid $87 dollars to fill up my tank and the needle is still just under the F! Can you believe that! I'm ready to turn in my SUV for a Honda....LOL!!!