Who would have figured that building a house would be so drama filled! So the latest chapter to our story is about blocks. Yes those very same cinder blocks used to build the foundation. The story is a little complicated but we'll will start at the beginning and try to make it as simple as possible...
Canada Post said we can't have our mail. :-(
Ok, wait...that sounds crazy. I guess I should explain. So back in December, I lost my purse at the Buffalo Bills game in Toronto. Thankfully a kind citizen
found it emptied my wallet of the cash, and turned it in to security. So I did get it back the next day, but not before cancelling my credit card.
So the house is gone... What happened next? Well after tearing down the existing house we brought in a crew to build the forms for the footings that support the foundation walls. This step was originally planned for mid-late November when the weather was a lot better, but because of the permit delays we were a bit behind schedule and the crew we had originally lined up was no longer available.
Things are finally underway! Now that the site is prepped, the actual construction can begin. We happened to stop by the site just in time to catch the boys pouring the concrete for the footings that will support the foundation of our house.
We've been pretty busy with the holidays and enjoying some down time with the family. The only down side of that is we haven't had much time to update the blog. Just because we've been quiet though, doesn't, mean we haven't had busy bees working away on site. We're fortunate enough to have a dedicated crew of guys willing to work almost right through the holidays to help us make up some of the time we lost.
With the holidays around the corner we've been super busy, but the demolition video is finally edited and ready to go! When you watch the video, it'll seem like all smashing & crashing, but in actual fact, the backhoe operator was quite the artist. He used the machine like an extension of his arm - in some instances, only removing a few bricks at a time. It was pretty amazing to watch.
It's been about a month since our last post which we know is a VERY looong time! You must be wondering what Team Dreamhouse has been up to. In all honesty...nothing. Well, okay we put up a construction fence. But, otherwise - a whole lot of nothing. We sourced some window quotes & lined up a whole slew of trades, but for the most part, we've just been playing the waiting game with the city for our building permit.
Every cloud has a silver lining... As you know, our closing got delayed by one day. Boo right? We thought so too. The upside however, is that because of that ONE seemingly insignificant day, our first mortgage payment has now been delayed by ONE MONTH! Woo hoo!!! I guess it's true what they say - everything happens for a reason. :-)