Thursday, February 25, 2021

Bob and I got our first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. It was a relief to get the process started. After a drive through cone at Dairy Queen we decided that since it was a pretty day we would go see if there was progress on the new construction. We hoped the slab had finally been poured.

Were we ever surprised! Yes, the slab had been poured, inspections done and framers were hard at work.

The crane is in front of our garage where the driveway will eventually go. The boards sticking out of the side of the house is the Master Bathroom. Other window is in the guest room..

Boards in this window locate the office for you. We will have two windows looking out on the street. The man with the orange ladder is standing inside our front entrance. Obviously, no door yet.

We went back the next day to take the guys some donuts and the roof trusses were on. Monday, March 1 the shingles were to be delivered. Hoping the weather will hold for them to get it shingled this week without getting drenched. We had 2 inches of rain yesterday! It is supposed to be drying out.

After that most progress will be hard to record in photos. The interior work from drywall to flooring will take the bulk of the next 10 weeks.

Today is the first showing of our home to one family who is here from out-of-town for a family emergency. Then we board the dog on Saturday and Sunday, the 6th – 7th, and let the public make appointments to see it. The housing market here is so tight that most properties go into a bidding war and sell within 48 hours. (We could not find a house to buy. That is why we chose to build.) The only stickler for our property is we are rigid about no occupancy by them until May 28.

Unless the Lord builds the house,

    the builders labor in vain.

Psalm 127:1

Thanks for joining us on this wild ride!

8 Comments

  1. Your posting today is full of such good news, Molly. I am scheduled to get my first COVID vaccination in about five hours from now and even though the shot is only a small step, psychologically it is a huge indicator that things are gradually getting better. Your DQ cone looks delicious–maybe I need a treat after my shot too. It is great to see that work is progressing on your new house–it seemed to me that the housing situation was stressing you out a bit. I hope that all goes well with the housing showings and that you are able to find a cooperative buyer.

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    1. Mike, I think spring sunshine is helping. We have 17 showings of current house scheduled for Saturday and 4 more on Sunday. I am going to need to clean again after all those folks traipsing through here! Please pray for a good offer and guidance for us to sell to the right family.

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      1. Yikes. That is a lot of showings in a short period of time. Your desired time frame for departure may deter a few folks, but I am pretty sure you will get multiple offers. I will pray for wisdom when it comes to making a decision.

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