Whoa-oah...we're halfway there-ee...
I'm an 80s girl and I saw Bon Jovi in concert when I was about 16 or so. I was in love. And promptly shot through the heart. And you're to blame.
During a JBJ discussion one day (because doesn't JBJ monopolize everyone's convos?), our son pipes up and says, "Hey, didn't they sing some song called 'Living on a Prairie' or something?"
Yep, that's our boy.
Take my hand and we'll make it I swear-ee...
Whoa-oah! Livin' on a prairie...
We're moving. More specifically, we're building a new home on a beautiful one-acre lot. Not exactly a prairie, but thanks to Anthony, that song dances incessantly in my mind now.
- Hired our
grave diggerexcavator (and he's also taking care of our septic system and permit)
- Contracted with our rough framer (Walnut Custom Homes)
- I have to say...I love this concept. We gave them our own super-duper, made-from-scratch plan and they engineered it. AND, instead of taking months to "stick build" on-site, they are building all the framed wall sections in their climate-controlled factory, and then we'll hire a set crew to put the "puzzle" together when it arrives! So, the structure will go up in a matter of days instead of months. Gotta love that!
- Checked out the plumber (crack)
- Got our construction loan/title search going
- Investigated whether to go Geothermal or conventional (not decided) and getting bids
- Got our house plan approved by "the committee"
- Got our building permit lined up
- Getting bids on footings, flatwork, and poured walls
- Determined the most efficient/low-maintenance windows and got those all to the Pella dude for a quote (Pella 350s)
- Getting bids for electrical
So far Andi has:
- Picked out her kitchen cabinets (sort of) -- definitely wants Shaker from Conestoga
- Picked out a countertop (sort of) -- is too overwhelmed at the thought of picking out granite -- is afraid she might end up hating it and then be stuck forever -- will most likely go with high-end laminate (for now.... wooohahaha)
- Bought a bunch of crap (to refurb) to go in the new house
- Changed the colors of the exterior of the house 17 times
- Beat her head against a wall trying to decide what type of wood flooring to use
- Chewed off all the dog's toenails trying to decide what kind of hangy-downy lights to put over the island
- Bought more crap (to refurb) for the new house and filled up every nook and cranny of current house with that crap
- Written (what she thinks are quite witty but her husband doesn't laugh) blog posts
- Spent lots of time cracking up at her own supposed wittiness
Stay tuned for an upcoming post I'll be sharing at Tongue In Cheek Tuesday. I'm completely obnoxious. And I can't wait.