(no, not Christmas! Thank goodness!) A basement!! The forms are off and they have started backfilling in order to put in the posts for the porch...they will wait a few days to tamp it all down though. The plumber comes tomorrow to put in the basement plumbing so they can pour the basement floor. They'll pour the garage floor and the cement supports for the porch at the same time.
We also signed the mortgage papers on Monday and found out that one of the requirements was a site survey that showed the position of the house on the lot, and could cost around $1200. YIKES Our lawyer suggested we ask if we could buy title insurance instead, which is only about $200....and the bank agreed...whoohoo! $1000 we can use somewhere else. We also called for insurance on the house. Especially after our trespassers--Keith's light, Cherry Skoal and Pro-Line...hmmmmmm....wonder who that might be...lol.
Andi loves looking around and playing with the rocks...dumping them down the tubes for the porch in this case! She knows where her room will be, and even looks at pictures of the foundation and points and says "Andi's room".