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Beginning the Build

It is rumored that we are going to begin the foundation this week. Realistically, I suspect it will happen maybe next week. Either way, we are on the precipice of some major changes, and of course my anxiety is skyrocketing. Interestingly though, I am aware of it, and also aware of something I heard at that class I attended recently. “What if your anxiety is excitement?”

I don’t have the best track record with follow through in the face of anxiety. I have a tendency to get in my own way and self sabotage what I’ve got happening, and I no longer wish to do that. So it’s something I’ve been working really hard on especially over the past year and a half or so. So with the exciting news, I’m mentally kind of freaking out, but instead of letting it overwhelm me, I’ve taken the day to do some light reading. Ponder the immediate needs, and not try to manage ALL of the things in this exact moment. I had a moment of realization over the past couple of days that it’s not all or nothing all of the time. Everything is about balance, and if I worked for an hour this morning, it doesn’t mean that I can’t take part of the day to sort out my thoughts or take time for myself if that is my immediate need. So when I’m feeling less anxious, then I’ll make that phone call to see what the wait time is for the inspection. When I’m less likely to feel stressed, I’ll look up what I need to know to calculate the concrete required or to ponder how we’ll connect the sonotubes to the footer molds with the different sized holes. Now is the time to gain some clarity and to approach the upcoming surge of activity with a clear head and some focus.


We are excited to launch ourselves into this next journey of our lives, and I’m grateful and pleased that we have so many wonderful souls with us on this journey.

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Excavation Update!

It is slow progress, but still progress. Our septic line ended up running right down the middle of the driveway, so we’ve been slowed down as we seek to repair it as well as move it out of the way and under enough dirt so it won’t freeze. We have 1 more day of work on that, and then we should be back to our regularly scheduled program. 

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OMG The House is Here!! (Video)

I’m so excited to share with you all that the house is here!!!!! It’s under a tarp for a short period of time until the foundation is ready, but SOON!!!! So much stuff happened this week! I’m so excited to share it with you all.

Click here to watch the video, and don’t forget to hit that thumb’s up button and subscribe because things are going to be heating up around here!

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2017 Electrical Code

I am including a link in this, but we’ve been looking into building code stuff since we’re getting close to time to do all of this, and electrical came up. It’s over $100 to purchase a copy of the most recent electrical codes. I did find a website with free access, but you’re basically going to be reading a PDF in a web browser. I’m fine with that as the price is right.
For FREE access to 2017 electrical code, click on the image below. I signed up, and now I just go and look stuff up. I don’t want to have to pay for a bunch of failed inspections so I fully intend to do this correctly the first time.

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