So yes, we’re building a house.. Of course it always takes longer than you want. The good news is we are really, really close to having the actual builder copies of the plans and are getting bids from several contractors in the area. Each of them has their own strengths and I think we’ve narrowed it down to two but we may be adding another one into the mix.
Couple of new-ish features we are thinking about adding or at least I haven’t talked about them on here yet. We went to a backyard expo class put on by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension (WH08P!) and I started getting even more excited about Rainwater Catchment. Trying to figure out the best way to do it. I don’t really just want to add a barrel, I’m thinking something like the metal cisterns. Haven’t been able to find anything online that really strikes my fancy yet. Also we’ve been talking about solar! Unfortunately the house position doesn’t really lend itself to solar on the house, so I’m thinking about solar on the roof of the carport. Wasn’t really planning on adding that yet, but the plans might be changing a bit because I think it would be cool to add solar sooner than later.
In other news, the lot is looking great. The neighbors are all great and helping us by calling in people who shouldn’t be there and are probably picking up trash some because it’s been much cleaner lately.
More coming soon!