Sunday, March 29, 2009

Frustration; update

Well, here is the scoop. We meet with the builders April 3rd (Friday) at 6:00pm to "finalize" things. We are going to tell them look here is the LIST of things that need fixed. You fix or redo all the problems- at our satisfaction, and you can get the money you "claim" we owe you, or let us worry about and fix things ourselves and we go our separate ways and we never really want to hear from you again!! And we're hoping they just want to do that, then we know things will be over with them and we'll fix things by ourselves and it would be done right.
Well, I guess we'll let ya know Friday after the meeting! Pray for us!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Our home.

Well, here is a few new pics I took of the house. I can wait until it has a yard and landscaping. It will make it look so much better. I won't post all the rest of the pictures I took though. I had to take pictures of the stuff that isn't up to par that they left either unfinished, or just plain didn't do it correctly. We are about at our wits end yet with them. They say that we still owe them some money over and above what the loan paid for!!! Forget it!! Not when all these things were left the way they are, not to mention throughout the building process!! Right now, just to start off the bat, we have to have it excavated AGAIN!! They already had 2 different ones in here to do it and yet it's still not done right. And they didn't put enough stones on the driveway, and they didn't finish driving the nails in the trim around all of the outside of the doors, and one they told us they cracked and it would be replaced...well it's still got a HUGE crack in it, and left huge dump truck ruts in our front yard, and they didn't run the water going to daylight outback. We actually have water coming back at the basement from 3 different ways!! We have white mortar coloring running down in the front, and the hump out front that we told the time and time again that had to go-is still there!! This is just to name a few!! Don't even get me started on the inside.
It is unbelievable that you pay this much money for a house and have all these things left at your expense to fix when it should have been done right to start with!!!!!!!! He has sent us a letter now saying since we haven't paid he's adding finance charges!! WHAT??? Are you kidding?? And he's been calling David and saying he wants his money. Well you know what?? I want the shoddy work that they started here done to!! So there!! Everytime the doorbell rings I think oh he here? He is certainly not welcome on our property, and you know what? I just want this whole thing to be done and over with, but at the same time why should we pay him anymore money?? He has already ripped us off so much money it isn't funny!! So I feel like we should fight it, but at the same time I just want it to go away!!! We don't know what to do, we are just beside ourselves about the whole thing. Alot of the time I could just about cry over what all they have done to us. Sure it's a beautiful house inside and out, but of course we see all the the stuff that's wrong all over and burns us up to no end!! I just want to live here in peace and we haven't had that since we've even moved in. If anything, they owe us money!!
We had our own excavator come and access what needs to be done to fix their mistakes and he's to get us a price. And we'll need more stones for the driveway. And we're pricing topsoil, and then the grass planting, the outside doors and trim need painted, so we are going to be very busy for a long time!! And like I said that's just the outside stuff!! AHHHHHHH!!!!! We just don't know what to do about this whole thing. If anyone has ANY advice, please let me know!!!! I know tomorrow I'm calling and filing a complaint with the better business bureau, other than I have no clue. And if anyone is interested in seeing the pics, I'll post them. Again I say- PLEASE NEVER BUILD WITH SUSQUEHANNA BUILDERS or JASON HARRIS MASONRY AND CONSTRUCTION!!!!!!! I wouldn't even let them build someone a dog house let alone someone's home!!!
Thanks!! I needed to vent I guess!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Matt, Erin and Austin pay a visit!

Do you think he would look at me? No!
And he would smile AFTER I would take the picture!!
Looking at his leg up. What is it??
I put him in the crawl position. He cried!!
David on the floor playing.

Don't know why this picture is off to the side, but anyway, I got Austin to sleep, but Matt decided to take a nap to!! ha!!
Matt, Erin and Austin came over last night to visit. We love getting together with them! Austin is getting so big! He is 6 months old and he's grabbing at things and will be crawling soon! He had a little bellyache so they gave him some medicine and I got him to go right to sleep! Happens everytime he comes over. It's so cute! Thanks for coming over!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Grass seed

We went today all over creation to price grass seed. Wow! There are alot of different types, blends, etc. We went to Clark's Ag Center, Bern-He, Allen's True Value, Knittle and Frey, and Lowes. We wrote down all the ones we thought were good for us and kept track of all the prices and blends. (We comparison shop) But, we're still a little clueless as to what we need, or should plant! All we know is we want nice, healthy, green grass that grows! We need to get it firgured out because we'll need to plant here before long. I need alot of ideas for landscaping to, but we need to get the yard started first. So if anyone has any input, let me know! Anyone willing to help pick up rocks before we plant let us know!! There are ALOT of rocks here!! We'll have to rent a rock hound to pick up the majority of them! =] Soon gonna be alot more work to do here soon!! Oh the joys of being a homeowner!! We're so used to being lazy and letting the landlord worry about this kind of stuff. But, it'll be nice to know we did it ourselves!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Results are in!

Well, I had a good turnout for my first ever Pampered Chef party! There were a few that ended up with the flu and couldn't come , but we had a full house! It gave some people a chance to see the house. It was nice to get together with all the girls!! I made out very good. I need a few more orders to get to were I want to be, but I think I'll get them. (hopefully) I close my show Monday, so if anyone is interested in ordering let me know!! They have a few new products!! =]

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Pampered Chef...

My Pampered Chef party is tonight and I'm very excited to have all my girls here!! I'll let ya know how it goes!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

On the homefront

March~ In like a lion, out like a lamb. Well, I hope that is true. Once again we are sick! This makes 3 times for me since we moved here! This week though not only did I catch another cold, but I managed to find the flu along with it. So, Wednesday I didn't go to work. Thursday I still didn't feel good, but went in. I'm getting tired of wasting my vacation days on being sick!! I now just have a cold, but tonight David came home sick. Cold/Flu combo. 2 for 1 deal I guess. So, he's upstairs cuddled up in bed trying to get warm and get some rest. Hopefully tomorrow he'll feel a little better. My parents were going to come over, but they don't want to get sick. Can't blame them. No one wants to be sick. When will Spring get here?? We don't want to be sick anymore!! ;)