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I’m just now finally getting around to writing a house update and am excited to finally share some progress! It has been a long and stressful road but we feel beyond blessed for this opportunity to build in a town that we are excited to be in! It has been so fun living close to my sisters and having parents closer as well. Plus the little people have adjusted so well!! The hardest part has been more just me trying to manage all of our stuff in a two bedroom basement apartment! Our date has been pushed back quite a few times as we’ve had some hiccups along the way, but in the end we know it will be so worth it!
We are building with Gordon Milar and actually staying in his sons basement. They are the kindest, most sweetest people ever!! We truly feel like this is where we need to be right now and who we should be building our house with. Everything just fell into place earlier this year so we feel like this is all suppose to happen.
Like I mentioned, and with every big project like this, we’ve had some hiccups along the way! We lost a lot of our framers for the house, so the house had to sit for six weeks as our builder worked extra hard to find new ones. Just as we were getting that figured out, we found out the window company ended up losing quite a few of our windows too! So we had to re-order them and that has been a huge setback as far as time goes, but we are still so happy to be working with such a great build team.
The kids are super excited about the house and ask for a house update daily! They beg to go check on the progress as often as possible. They’re learning how much time, dedication, and hard work it takes to build a home. We’ve actually become friends with the electrician and quite a few others that have been working on the house, and they have been so great to take the time and show the kids how different things work.
We have met so many people in our new neighborhood and can hardly wait to set our roots down, and actually have a place to call home. It still doesn’t feel like real life as we have been moving all over the place for Joe’s schooling for the past 15 years, so to actually say we are done still feels like a dream.
We are hoping to be in by Thanksgiving, but in my head if we are in before Christmas I will be thrilled! It would be the best Christmas present ever!! I’m going to try and do a biweekly house update to show the progress as we go along, but am learning it’s crazy how long things actually take. Right now I feel like it hasn’t changed much, hence the lack of updates, but we should start seeing a lot more progress in the coming weeks! I am an open book and am completely down for sharing any information and answering any of your questions that you might have, so feel free to ask away!
xx – kails
photos: corissa ann