After searching for another remodel project these last six months and just feeling like everything we looked at was overpriced and uninspiring we decided it was time to take the plunge and try new construction. It feels so good to have another project in the works. The plan is to put up a small 1500 sq ft cabin, right where Denver is standing in the first and last photos. The lot is relatively steep which will make for some extra costs and ground work but the view is beautiful and I love how the riverfront aspect makes for an ever changing landscape.
The last month and a half was spent rehabbing a house that we bought back in 2007, when we were blissfully signing papers as the market crashed. Nothing like your first real estate purchase still being under water 10 years later! The place was a mess when the last tenants finally vacated the property, but after filling two 30 yard dumpsters with junk, and putting in new flooring, new paint and new fixtures it's looking presentable again. The For Sale sign just went up over the weekend, I'm praying, hoping, crossing my fingers that it sells in a reasonable time frame.
It's been good to have these projects to distract from that ever present "waiting on babies" feeling. It's knowing that your life is about to be completely different but feeling powerless to really prepare. As I'm driving around in the car I'll catch myself eyeing the backseat trying to wrap my mind around the reality of having two little humans in car seats back there. I really have no idea what to expect, and no choice other then to wait and find out. And so I wait, patiently of course, because that's obviously a strong point.