Many Choices Here
Here’s the overview of our second trip down to Legacy,
at the end of October ’04, trying to finish up the process by visiting
the Design Studio and getting our pool designed.
In this trip we needed to pick out all the options
that were allowed to us using the Red Carpet express path (this
"express" path meant our home would be ready in nine months
versus over a year doing a custom home, as well as saving us $3K.
Still, nine months is hardly "express") as well as get our
pool and backyard area designed. At the end of this process we
would have the "notice to proceed" so that our loan could be
approved and Pringle could start the permit process (and then the
This was going to be the last trip down to Florida
before the move, and we needed to get it right. If we came in over
budget we had severe problems.
And, of course, we also knew that we would have to
visit our favorite destination of all, DisneyWorld. After all, it
was the raison d'etre for our moving
and we wouldn't see it again for nearly a year.
But getting our house constructed within our budget
was the primary concern, and that was going to be difficult since so
many of the prices and options were unknown. But we needed to at
least have something of a roadmap, so that was the first place we
began, long before we flew down for our last time.