|Says it all…a must see show.|
|Blood Orange Margarita in a sugar rimmed glass at El Vez!|
|Amazing, did I say amazing, I mean scruptious mango and papaya guacamole. It was a lil spice with a lil sweetness. Again, this is El Vez in Philly.|
|I love cupcakes! Living in DC area, Georgetown Cupcakes were my favorite. Since we're moving to Philly metro, we had to give Philly Cupcakes a go. Not as good a Georgetown, so we're still on a mission.|
|Fire and Oak also had unlimited Bellini's and Mimosa's.|
|This was my meal, berry multi-grain pancakes…tried to keep it Weight Watchers point friendly:-)|
|If you're ever in Jersey City, go to Fire and Oak for brunch. This is Banana Foster French Toast. You will be satisfied…all day!|
|We tried to go to Cake Boss' bakery in Hoboken, but the line was very long.|
But I digress, this blog is all about our house. Well, we heard from NVR and they said that our loan is in underwriting. The account rep said we should have heard something by last Friday, but it is radio silence. When you heard about your loan approval was it written or a phone call? Next we met with the Guardian rep, Robert. He was very nice and we knew exactly what we wanted, so we left the meeting adding $975 to our building budget, which included cable in all 4 bedrooms and wiring for the TV to be mounted over the fireplace. Although the smart connect was intriguing we decided that we'll make our entertainment area in the basement in about two years, once we recuperate from this house buying process. We also made some additional changes to the house, they are as follows:
- Kitchen: Deleted the ceiling fan hook-up over the island. Our island is so tiny, it just will never be anything other than a prep area for cooking or for serving food. So, we added a recessed light over the kitchen sink, but I think I may take this one out now while I'm typing this. What is the point? I have all the windows from the morning room and a light there. What do you guys think, keep it or not? So, we keep it we'll a total of 5 recessed lights in the kitchen.
- Family Room: Deleted the eyeballs over the fireplace, added 4 recessed lights. Added the blower and remote for the fireplace. This is another good suggestion I acquired from the blogs…I had no idea we purchased an over 3K fireplace that would not give off heat--not worth it, so ergo the blower addition.
- Dining Room: Deleted the hardwood (will do that later with the office, and probably the hallway upstairs) and went with basic carpet and pad
- Secondary and Master Bathrooms: Changed the cabinet to the one we selected for the kitchen, Wyoming Timberlake Cherry Bordeaux. I was between that color and expresso, but I think the expresso is very dark (looks black) and I may get tired of it quick--what do you think?
So, that is all for now…will post again when we get the final approval. Looks like we may not break ground until a few weeks, which definitely will take us into a November closing.