Sunday, July 20, 2014

Starting Over

Wow has it really been almost a year since I posted? Well a lot has happened in that time. Earlier this year the hubster was diagnosed with Melanoma, we had a little over 3 months before he passed in May. It's kinda like getting kicked in the gut every day. I know I will get through this, I can only hope and pray that I can do it with strength and dignity if not for myself for our boys.

So as the title states.... we really are starting over. I don't think I ever mentioned on here but a couple years ago we bought some very rural property on the side of a mountain. We had a plan to eventually build a small home and move down there to live a self sufficient life. So now that is what the kiddos and I plan to do. We are working on getting the house in the city ready to sell and working with the officials to get the appropriate permits for building down on the mountain. The plan is to build it by hand..... yes that's right this girl and her 2 teenage boys are gonna DIY a house. Well we will have to have help with the electric and plumbing stuff but the building itself will be done by the 3 of us and perhaps some family and friends. I won't lie and say I'm not scared but this isn't the first challenge I've had to face and I'm sure it won't be the last. Besides I'm looking forward to the feeling of accomplishment once it's done. So without further ado here are some pics of our daunting task....

This is the area down by the creek where we need to clear in order to show the inspectors where we want to build. I'm not looking forward to the blisters to come but I am looking forward to being lulled to sleep by the sound of the creek :-)

I'll be sure to post pics as we make progress......

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