Wednesday, June 12, 2013

House Update - It's Going To Happen!!

A tad bit of excitement about thw whole adventure is coming up again! A couple of weeks ago, we FINALLY received this in the mail:

It's a building permit!!
Yes, it has finally arrived, and we were so excited about it. Our property has also been cleared of trees and most of the shrubs in May, actually, when we checked today, all the roots and other stuff had been cleared and the ground leveled.

Our property, about 3 weeks ago.
Today, we met with our building engineer, Mr. O. again. We signed off the final details on the house (who would have thought that the way the doors open was something worth discussing...). We almost cannot believe it, but right now, there's nothing really for us to do. Mr. O. will stop by the property to measure it out. The soil analysis is ordered. At some point, we will have to put in the preliminary applications for water, electricity, and gas utilities, and we still need to provide the insurance for the house, and we're set to start! Mr. O. says it may be as early as the first or second week of July. Yes, we're getting closer to our house one little mouse step at a time, and there have been a few during the last few weeks!


10 comments:

  1. YAY!!! I am so incredibly excited for you!

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    1. Thanks, Jen! We're excited, too!! More so since we've seen that there has been more progress on the property. Can't wait for the place to buzz with workers!

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  2. Congratulations. That's so exciting!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Julie, you honor me :-) It's been quite a struggle so far; had we had the chance to opt out along the way, we would have..

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  3. That is so awesome congratulations!! We have been looking at houses ourselves, we are looking for what we consider to be a 5 year home, I know who looks for a 5 year home right?? Well in 5 years two of our kids wil, be grown and then we hope to build a house ourselves! Congrats again! I know you are super excited!!
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    1. Well, it totally makes sense to downsize once the kids are out of the house. Would you consider renting another few years and then move ahead with your building plans?

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  4. Yay, yay, yay! So very happy for you! I know it must seem like the longest wait (well, it's no bun in the oven 9 months, but still!), but it will totally be worth it. I'm just so happy for you!!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa! It has been a long wait so far, and we have wished so much to be able to back out and wait until the right house to buy shows up, but we know that once it's over and we're in, it's going to be perfect.

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  5. Yay! That's so exciting!!! :-)

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