The house

Well, it's been a while since I've blogged anything. In retrospect, we had high hopes for building our first house. To make a long story short, we're now involved in litigation with our contractor. He wanted a considerable sum of money after we closed on the house in May. We hadn't made any changes to anything and he never told us anything was going to cost more. No change orders were filed on any of the overages he sent us in the final bill.

What I don't get is why he didn't tell us about any/all of the overages during construction. I have a feeling that he simply underbid the entire project just to get the work; coupled with the fact that he just wasn't managing our money correctly. We've been nothing but nice over the whole project. I never once asked why it was taking so long. It was supposed to be done in 6 mos. As of May, when we closed, he still hadn't completed a bunch of stuff. Not to mention the fact that I find out the fireplace doesn't work.

I wish we'd never built the house and that we stayed in good ole Roanoke. Times were happier there.