The house was ready on schedule and we received the keys on July 28th. Our project manager, Larry Loucks, was a joy to work with through the building process, and he met us at the house for turn-over with a big basket of goodies. All kinds of good stuff. We are very happy with Estes Builders including the quality of our home and their staff. A class act all the way.
For the last two weeks, we have been moving from the storage shed with a load or two every day (no more than that so we are able to break open boxes and put everything away), getting delivery of furniture and appliances, installation of television cable, hook-up of internet, set-up utilities, and propane fill-up. We still need to schedule movers for the remaining heavy furniture from the storage unit. Need to order window treatments soon…. A big load to the Goodwill and to the waste transfer station (no landfill here) will head out of the garage before this week is done.
The neighborhood is extremely friendly and we have been invited to dinner with golfing friends, Gene and Linda, in Sunland (our development), attended “John Denver” entertainment (Ted Vigil) and dinner at the Sunland Country Club, Pete and Kelley (long time friends who settled in Sequim 10 years ago) made it over for dinner in our new place, and we participated in a neighborhood progressive dinner. Fun and welcoming. And this was just our first two weeks here.
I will post before and after pictures of the house. And yes, we will be taking some day trips before summer is over. A Harley ride to Neah Bay, a visit to Victoria, Canada, the Olympic Music Festival, Quilcene Art Fair, the Port Townsend Wooden Boat regatta and hopefully the beach!