Building With Bay West Homes

The journey of building a new house...

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Now that we've been in the house for a little over two years, we've learned a few things. The first is that two years wasn't enough time for our house to settle. The walkway below was created by a company named FT Landscaping. They did a good job, and the framework is secured to the foundation of the house. Much to their surprise, and ours, a few months after they did the work, the stonework started to collapse, and now we have what you see here:

Neither of us knew that would happen, so I don't blame them for it. In retrospect we should have waited longer, but two years sure seemed like a long time!

The other thing we've learned: never buy a white house. White shows everything, and our house has been a dirty shade of white since we moved it. We just got the house pressure washed the other day, and it looks much better. In retrospect, we should have gone for beige siding - something that doesn't show every speck of dust.

Live and learn - that's what this Web site is about. :-)