It's been a long time since I've written a blog post. I've had a lot on my plate - the holidays, raising kids, working like a fiend, and co-chairing a fundraising auction at my kids' school are just a handful of the things that have been keeping me occupied, but I resolve to do better!
We're going on seven entire months since I last wrote a blog entry. That's almost how long it takes to build a new custom home...
Did I forget to mention my husband and I are building a new home? Well, we are! Or rather, we have hired a fantastic local custom builder - Upright Builders - to build our new home. (We also just put our current home on the market today, so to all of my seller clients - past, present, and future - I feel your pain! )
I had the best of intentions. I planned to blog about the entire process right from the get-go, but since we began working on the design phase in the middle of last summer, I clearly have fallen behind schedule. But, that's okay - an extended stretch of freezing temperatures followed by several weeks of snow and ice have managed to put the build process behind schedule, too, so now I have the chance to catch up! Here's a glimpse of what my new house looks like as of today:
So clearly, we have a long way to go, but I am so excited about the process and about sharing the experience with all of you. Every builder is different, so my experiences may not be what it is like for everyone who designs and builds a house from scratch (and when I say "designs and builds," I really mean "pays a professional to design and build!"), but if it helps convey the general feel of the process, I'm cool with that.
Wish us luck - and I promise to write again soon!