Ever have one of those weeks when everything is going along pretty well, and the…BAM!!…the door slams shut right in front of you? Well……this week was full of ups and downs for the build. To be expected…YES….frustrating ….YES, YES!! So here’s the good and the bad! Bad first….
Tick, tick, tick, tick……..I feel like the days of good weather are just ticking away, and nothing physical has been done on the house site! Maybe I’m over reacting….I think of Oregon and I think of rain. But I haven’t been up here for the summer into fall season, so although I have friends and coworkers telling me the real rains don’t usually start until October…..my sometimes glass half empty mind thinks, “well usually doesn’t mean always.” We found out this week that construction funding may be held up for another 3-4 weeks. AAARRGGGHHHH!!!! We feel like we’ve been strung along by the finance company….NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ADAIR HOMES….so that we wouldn’t go looking for another bank. It’s always, “There’s no problem, we’re just waiting for the underwriters”…..YET something wasn’t right. Tony called them on it and they admitted that, “Yes, everything looks good”, but “This and that.” If they would have been up front and honest with us from the beginning, we could have done things a little differently…now at this point it feels like we’re stuck….waiting, while all this great weather passes by!!!
The good!!….we got our building permit!!! No hang ups, no problems….Adair’s paperwork and plans were excellent and just what the county needed!! We can start demo’ing the old home anytime we want now, so during these next couple of weeks, the little house will be coming down…one way or another. We’ll try to get the excavation done so that once the funding goes through, our site is ready to go!!
Unfortunately, the bank really took the wind out of our sails this week. Tony and I were a little more than frustrated and (probably me more than him) took it out on each other with defensive, hurtful attitudes at times. So, I’m including this video to remind both of us (me especially) and (to appologize to Tony) that there is a reason we are doing this….and there is a reason our 25th Wedding Anniversary is coming up this November. In the midst of the frustration, this is the reason for it all…….
It’s about you and me…….and the four of us (10 of us if you count the four legged members of this family.)