The lot has been cleared for a little over 2 weeks and the surveyor came out today to mark the corners of the house. It's great to finally see where the house and garage will sit.
A few other random thoughs/points of interest:
-We got our temporary power and water paid for and scheduled for hookup.
-We've decided to use Alluriam Stone for the foundation (it's locally made in Birmingham so we'll be able to pick it up directly from the manufacturer)
-The garage will now be located approx 10 feet from the house without a covered walkway to meet code...we will add the roof at a later date to skirt around this little problem ;-)
-Hardi Siding is expensive!!! we should just cover this puppy in 14k gold...but alas, we won't have to paint for 15 years.
-Windows and exterior/interior doors have been selected. We're going with Anderson 400 series windows (Color: Terratone), Santa Cruz wooden exterior doors and Masonite 2 panel hollow core interior doors (8ft 1st floor, standard 2nd floor)
-The SIPs we are using are coming from Fisher SIPS Louie S. is the man!
and that's about it for now...pray for us