Friday, July 21, 2006
Productive Week! After sitting on our plans for months, the doors are finally opening to begin building our home. The property has a temporary address, not just a lot number, and the building permit just needed a few more signatures to complete the process. The excavators are anxious to start "grubbing" out the land and rearranging the building site with their backhoes and graders. We sent in our sewer and water hookup fees and applications too. Lots of paperwork and little incidental things a first time home builder couldn't even imagine was needed. The builder came over with a budget in hand and went over the numbers with us. He's been a wonderful blessing and we can see God's hand in the decision to get the right builder for the job. His heart is really into making our home nice, and since this will be a step up in building for him, he's giving us 110% of his effort and knowledge in the process. This will probably lead him to more custom home customers in the end, so it's a win-win situation for all of us. Today we meet with the banker to finalize our financing; we'll have just a small mortgage to carry so it shouldn't be too bad. Bids have been pouring in for the cabinets, plumbing, countertops and lighting. I'd like to go checkout flooring and make a few adjustments to the lighting order. This is a lot easier to do with dh home this week and will give me more peace of mind when he returns to work next week.