Delays

There has been another delay because of the insulation.  They had to build boxes around the many recessed lights before they could do the spray type.  We are now looking at mid August for completion. I hope that we do get to at least enjoy a couple summer BBQ’s in our completed house before the year is over.

I had not been in the house since before Christmas and was surprised on Tuesday when we walked through.  The outside has most the stone and wood siding on.  After that is done the metal will be added.  Inside the walls are insulated and some drywall is even up.  This means that I can see how the light and the size of the rooms will be.  Although the rooms without the drywall are a bid darker because the light does not reflect off the insulation.  Our little sitting room is very bright and will be where I think Steve and I will spend a lot of time.

In the next seven months we will be packing up our house and selling it and moving into our new home.  We are hoping our house sells fast but now that the completion date is moved out we may have to reconsider when we put it on the market.  We may end up in a temporary house between.  With a cat and 2 kids this could be tricky.  Of course there are a few places that offer furnished places short term but they are price and we would like to spend as little as possible on that.  We will need some new furniture and would be great to be able to put more down when we go from a COC loan to a mortgage.

Our drainage issue with the neighbour is being worked on.  We believe we have should have no trouble getting the county on board to put the overflow from the pond back to the way it was.  It will cost us a good chunk but we may be able to recoup some or all of the cost from the county as we did submit options that would of avoided this and our reps told them their plan would not work.  There was also the fact that it took 7 months and a meeting with a supervisor to get our drainage plan hashed out and final permit approval.  We were supposed to break ground in November and it was in March.  During this time the cost of materials went up and increased our budget.  So very frustrating.

Building this house has required patience which is something I am often short on.  Steve and I have worked together and been a team and it has been mostly fun.

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