May was a bit of a marathon month for me.
While others were training for Bluenose...I was getting by! I went to Halifax, three times in less than a month...plus one trip to Middleton (That's like a record for me...not a good one, either).
It felt like a lot of my week days were scheduled...both inside my work life and outside.
There was a lot of me saying yes, when I should have probably said no...(or "could we try this instead?")
On a good note...all our financial stuff lined up and we finally finished the approval process with the bank with our house. Yea!
We chose a contractor and signed a contract of sorts.
I am super pleased with our contractor (in this very short period of time that we have been working with him). He has taken so much time to ask us detailed questions about anything and everything to deal with our house. He has been extremely forthcoming re: suggestions and very available via email and to meet on short notice. Their product sourcing has been phenomenal (from stair railings, to siding to fixtures)..and I can't wait to see it all happen....eventually.
We are now in the permit phase of things. I have learned to take timelines with a grain of salt (already...which is probably a good thing...be zen with the timeline)....and until then, we will wait for our start date!
Hoping to witness some of the big dig on start date...and in the meantime...I hope to come up with a little something to introduce ourselves to the neighbours.
Anyone that knows the area we are building, will know space is somewhat tight and the road is pretty much single lane.
Here we are coming in...making lots of noise...lots of upheaval and most likely lots of mess for everyone to "enjoy".
I hope to start things off on the right foot and give a little something to our close neighbours to buy us a little patience.
I am thinking maybe something baked, with a note introducing ourselves and the promise of coming over for an open house at the end of it all....gawd knows...we will probably all need a large drink at the end of this all...(whether it be the month of May or the end of house building).
Wish us luck,