More than a month has passed by since our original date for breaking ground and we are still waiting. The “sold” sign has been pulled up and there is a digger parked on our lot, but it's been there a couple of days without moving. I must admit, my wife and I are starting to get more than a little peeved. It's our understanding that the delay is largely down to the township not releasing a permit for our house yet, but I'm not convinced that's the whole story. For example, our sales representative (who has actually moved to another development) called yesterday to say the township was being awkward by insisting that we have windows on the street-facing side of our family room. I pointed out that we already had those windows, so everything should be fine. This sort of thing doesn't instill me with confidence, quite frankly.
The site continues to be a hive of activity. Over the last couple of days, dozens of trees have arrived and many have been planted along the streets, particularly near to where the model home is being constructed. And speaking of the model home, they poured the foundation for it yesterday.
I'm not sure, but I think it is supposed to end up being a Bainbridge Hall, which is one of the models we considered early on. Ultimately, we rejected it because it didn't have the kitchen/family room layout we wanted and we didn't like the idea of having to walk through the bathroom to get to one of the closets. Actually, it turns out to be a Savoy.
There are now two diggers parked on the lot, and the outline of the house has been spray-painted on the ground in fluorescent pink. Some of the stakes in the ground seem to be in weird places (the corner of our detached garage is currently located in the morning room, for example) but at least it looks like they are ready to pull the trigger.