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Updated: Dec 5, 2020

06 / 26 / 2020

Begin site work. We mowed the brush and shrubs from the construction and septic areas. We also had an arborist double-check some of the big Douglas firs and maples to ensure their health and safety.

We considered this big step a definite cause for celebration and popped some bubbly as we considered this the kick-off to our home construction.


Updated: Apr 15, 2021

06 / 17 / 2020

Meet with the contractor and formulate a construction plan and schedule. We reviewed a typical construction schedule and tweaked for our unique circumstances. We double-checked bids and budget to ensure we were still on track.


Updated: Dec 5, 2020

01 / 29 / 2020

Once we knew we had secured funding we invested in submitting for our building permit.

And then the coronavirus happened. Thankfully the building department was still open and reviewing documents. The project ended up getting hung up on needing a new soils report (amidst a pandemic) and getting answers regarding questions in the initial review.

Because of the pandemic, all construction was put on hold from April through May anyways, so even if the permit was ready, we couldn't have moved forward. We finally pulled our permit on 06/24/2020, almost five months after submission.


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