The house is COMPLETE!
We started this journey last July and now 1 year and 3 months later we got to move into our brand new house. Last summer, Travis and I decided that the houses we were looking at just were not quite right. We were looking for something that would accommodate and make our lives easier with Tyler and making it more accessible. Yes, most houses could have been remodeled and made more accessible, but in the long run we had decided that we would build instead.
So July 2010, we purchased a 2-acre lake-front property. The view was definitely the selling point and it was also a foreclosed lot that was selling at a price that couldn't be passed up.
The next big thing was deciding on house plans and finding a contractor. We finalized both of those and then the battle with the weather began. We were hoping to start before the winter but that didn't happen. There are so many steps before you can even start that prolonged the start date.
The last week in February was when we finally broke ground. A month went by when we were making good progress and then the weather decided to intervene for the next month. It rained and rained and rained.
Fast forward 7 1/2 months and we are DONE! This past weekend we finally got to move into our new house. Several people have asked, 'If you could build again, would you?' Right now, the answer to that would be "heck NO." Yes it was nice to be able to pick everything out yourself and make it completely your own. But by the end of this process, I was to the point of saying I don't care, you decide. No matter how prepared you are, there is a lot of stress that goes into building a house.
Stay tuned for pictures. Since I was slacking on posting about the house here lately, I will go back and post some of the main things that happened this past month.