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The Beginnings of a Driveway

We received a message from the contractor doing our septic and our driveway that he had started the driveway and wanted us to go out to the land to take a look at what he had done.  We didn’t know he was going to go out there and start on…

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Mowing the Meadow

Today the landscaping company we have been working with sent a worker out with a walk behind brush hog and a chain saw to help us finally clear the rest of the meadow where the house will be built.  The rain has been so bad with the standing water on…

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Staking Out The House

Today was finally the day for us to stake out the house.  We were meeting a new field manager at the land at 10 a.m. for what we were told normally takes about a half an hour, but ended up taking twice that.  There was a lot of back and…

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Live And Learn

We decided we would use this weekend to try to clear the brush, weeds and saplings ourselves and save us a little money.  We had purchased a multi-tool off of Amazon that had things like a pole saw and brush cutter on it as well as a hedge trimmer and…

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Dig Date Set?

We heard from Wayne Homes today that they have penciled us in for a dig date next month around the 11th, provided we can get all the permits done by the end of this month.  We’re anxious to get this party started, but man do we need some cooperation with…

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Home and Garden Show

Last month we went to the Columbus Home and Garden show that is sponsored by the Columbus Dispatch.  It was our first time going to it and I went there for several reasons.  One, we are probably going to need a landscaper before the end of the year to help…

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Land Prep Work

So today was a big day for us on the home build front, we were finally going to start clearing the land and cutting down trees to make way for the driveway.  This is the first big step towards getting the foundation staked out and moving forward with  the prerequisites…

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Zoning

We had the meeting with the zoning inspector today and although we do have our zoning permit, I would not necessarily say that the meeting went well.  He wants us to bring back several items that go beyond what he told my husband that he needed on the phone.  Had…

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Loan Closing

Today we had our loan closing!  It was a long time coming and a relief, but at the same time a little scary.  I never expected us to be in a position to be able to build a house of this size and the future payments are a bit daunting…

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Recreations Outlet

We thought we would take Creative Kid to Recreations Outlet in Powell, Ohio.  It’s an outdoor play equipment place that has the play equipment indoors for kids to play on for a small fee.  We thought it would be a great place for CK to get some of his energy…

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