July 15, 2014
We went and paid 1/3 down on our building! ($6,854) The total keeps changing a bit because we add windows or take off windows or rearrange things in our plans so this is the first big chunk of money we owe towards it. I’m so glad the Camaro sold and at the right time or we would not have had the cash to front for this. Our emergency fund was still ridiculously low and we had plans for the car money to go in different spots and aside from the giving part we kept all the money out for this. We have 9 more weeks left before they can start our building!
July 18, 2014
It looks like we are still waiting for the 2nd offer people to sign. We had a showing requested for today so our realtor said to go ahead and do it. The only thing that sucked was that we have been lax all week with cleaning and the house was a wreck and Jared was at work. I had 2 hours before the showing so me and Jaidan got to work. He has been such a big helper. Geez I love that boy. I had to hold Jonah a lot of the time because you know, 5 in the evening babies turn in to demons. We vacuumed, mopped, and had to put random things in a bag and drag that along with our laundry, litter box & diaper pail out to the garage. The house looked and smelled PERFECT. Five minutes until their appt they cancelled. JERKS.
July 19, 2014
We had another showing this morning so it wasn’t a total waste but still. (They liked the house but found another one bigger in the same price range.) While we were having the showing we went out to the land and staked out where our house will go. We had Johnny okay it but ended up turning it a completely different direction. There were certain things we wanted in certain places, like I want our bedroom facing the East I think, so that we can watch storms from our bedroom window. If you know me at all you know how much I LOVE storms so this was a big request. 🙂 Johnny also looked at our plans on paper again and kept it so he could make it to a larger scale for the metal building place. Have I mentioned how lucky we are that my step dad is so awesome?! This absolutely would not be happening in the same manner or same timeframe if it wasn’t for my parents.
So here’s Jaidan helping by holding the tape measure. My parents have their old vehicles parked back over here.
and here’s our backyard stuff that we dropped off a few weeks ago. Jaidan is trying to ninja the stakes. Anyway… you can see 3 of the stakes here to get an idea of our house. I have to say, I’ve been watching tiny house videos and Tiny House Nation and this actually feels like it will be huge! lol. The corner that Jaidan is standing by will be our kitchen, I think… yes. So that will be shaded by a certain time… I forget what time this was… 7pm?… From the trees on the side of my parents house. No, that’s not our kitchen anymore, we turned the house so that is our living room!
There isn’t a whole lot to see here for anyone else, but to the right of the tree/bush thing in the middle is where our driveway will be and it will go back.
July 20, 2014
The house Johnny is working on right now is also finishing out a metal building. In his plans there are certain places this metal pole has to go so we need to see exactly where they will be on our building so we can make any necessary changes. It’s difficult to come up with your own house plans. I mean it’s great because we can have it how we think we want it but you have to take into consideration things you don’t normally think about. Like door openings and stuff. We are definitely doing a couple pocket doors to save on space. I also wanted to do a 45 angle in our bedroom for the glider. I feel like that is important to have a spot for since we will no longer have a nursery.
July 21, 2014
The poles we were discussing yesterday have to be every 10-12feet. So we ended up taking out a couple windows (3 maybe?) splitting up one set of windows, & moving our whole bathroom & closet around. We are making the house pretty specific to how we operate as a family now with room to grow if that makes any sense. Like right now we all 4 share a closet. It’s a huge closet and we all get ready together so it only made sense to put us all together. So the boys room wont have a closet. It will have a cut out type thing where we will put their rain gutter bookshelves and free floating shelves for toys and if ever needed we could put rods up for a closet. Anyway, I really like our layout we have so far.
Aside from that it’s just been a rough few days for me. I hate when it all seems to pile on at once. (Mom being out of town, work stuff and having to take a vacation day, house stalling and having to keep it clean) We decided to go stay the night with my sister for a change of scenery! I made sure the house was all clean (in case of showings), packed us all up & met Jared at his work. (He works in the same town my sister lives)
I’m SO glad we decided to stay with my sister because we got the ‘cherry on top’ news that the 2nd offer wasn’t going to go through either. UUUUGH!! They had someone look at it and were just basically worried that there would be potential foundation problems and yadda yadda. I really feel like the first people screwed us up by even requesting the foundation inspection. I get it, we are on a hill and they want to make sure but then there were NO problems and they backed out. We were the ones that had to pay $450 for the structural engineer to come tell us what we already knew. And NOW it has to be disclosed to everyone that is interested in the house, which is fine, but people that don’t understand it will not want to consider the house because we have a report about it at all. So frustrating. I have a bad habit of letting my circumstances effect my mood so I tell myself in every situation that it’s not always going to go how I want it or how I think it should & that’s just life. It’s more important how our situations are handled than the actual situation itself. I KNOW from our infertility/getting pregnant journey that God’s timing is so perfect and to pray and wait is way more important than those 2 pink lines the first month. So for the moment I learned the second offer fell through it just sucked and I wanted to recognize the sucky-ness because I’m realistic like that but then I needed to move on & remain positive for what’s next. So what’s next??