We're pretty much all moved into the new house now. While there's still a lot of thing to do for unpacking and getting everything sorted out, we are officially living at the new house. The first week in the house was very "interesting" though.
When we did our walk-through on the 18th, we found out that the plumber moved the fridge to put the water line in, but wasn't careful and ended up scratching the hardwood floors. The builder found that unacceptable, so he wanted it fixed. The only problem was that you couldn't just blend that area...they had to re-sand and re-stain the entire kitchen AND dining room wood floors. Then they had to re-apply all 3 coats of poly. So on Saturday the 19th, we were able to move boxes into the basement, but we couldn't get to the kitchen, dining room or family rooms. They were also staining the handrails upstairs, so we couldn't go upstairs either....very frustrating.
However, by Monday morning, they had the floors re-stained and covered them with protective paper so the movers could put furniture into the family room. The movers were wonderful and did a great job with the furniture and with making sure they didn't damage anything in the house. It was really nice staying our first night in the house. The only problem was that the hardwood floor guy was supposed to show up Monday evening to do the 1st coat of poly....but he never showed. We finally went to bed around 9:30pm and were exhausted.
Unfortunately, we were woken up at 5:45am the next morning because the hardwood floor guy showed up. Even though the builder told him we were moving in, he didn't quite grasp the fact that we were actually going to be staying there. So by 6am Tuesday morning, we didn't have access to our kitchen again. Grrr! I was hoping to at least get some tea or coffee made that morning before people started showing up.
We ended up spending Tuesday night at Rich's parents because the smell of the poly was getting to us and its hard to stay in a house when you don't have access to food. The hardwood floor guy put all the final coats of poly down on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and we were finally able to get to the kitchen on Wednesday evening (around 9pm).
Since then, we've really enjoyed being in the house. There's a lot of work to do to get things unpacked, but its good to be in the house. There's still a few things left that the builder has to finish, but it isn't preventing us from being able to live in the house.
As soon as things are cleaned up a bit, I'll share some pictures. :-)