This has been the biggest headache, but things are falling into place...I am guardedly optimistic, and starting to allow myself to get excited again. We had some major issues with the housing company, the contract, etc. but after putting up quite a strong fight, things are going fairly smoothly. By the way, anyone who knows me, would be SO proud of my newfound ability to be slightly assertive (even though sometimes that assertiveness is covered with anger and stress, and therefore the inevitable tears that follow...yeah, that really makes people take me seriously! I really need to learn how to control myself when it comes to the crying thing...). Anyway, I have learned a lot of lessons from this, and it's possible I am a little, tiny bit stronger :) YES!
Basement slab and concrete, super.
Today they set the house on the basement. It was actually sad for me to see the house in pieces, missing half the roof, etc. After the fight I have put up for this thing, I am seriously attached.
It was pretty fun to watch. The crane opperator was brilliant in my view. He maneuvered the thing perfectly. I was nervous he was going to bash the two halves together...but he did excellent.
Matt and I sitting by the walking path up on the hill. We were like kids at the Imax theater...we just needed popcorn to make it complete. We were so giddy and excited.
The back of the house. Whoa....it's kinda big. Lots of (big) windows=Lots of Light=HAPPY Jess. You can see those storm clouds rolling in. The crane finished just in time for the lightning to go crazy. Good thing, it was a major lightening rod sticking up 100 ft. in the air just asking to be struck.
Kaden ran around in here for a long time. He was so happy and excited and found lots of interesting things to play with...none of which were safe.
So today was pretty thrilling for us. They still have to put the dormers back on and fix the roof, and replace a few pieces of siding. Then they'll start the driveway and garage. Things are going well though and I am so happy to see progress, SO HAPPY.
I have to just mention how awesome my dad has been through all of this. He has been checking up on our site almost daily, and has caught a few errors, and keeps a close eye on everyone and everything. He has taken so much stress off of me and is indespensible. Today, he hung out there all day, missing his weekly golf game and work. I felt so bad because his feet were hurting so much, but he is happy to be able to help us out. I don't know what we would do without such loving friends and family who are always so willing to lend a hand.