Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Building Update: 2

I last updated October 8th with the hopes of starting to rebuild within 2 months.  I clearly had no idea how this process worked!!  3 months later and nothing still - nothing new anyways.  But our "broken house", as Ty calls it, is no more.  On November 9th, we went ahead with the demolition.  We intended to go out there that morning and just watch them get started, but we ended up staying there all day...for 3 days!  It was a smidge emotional at first, but it was also the first sign of tangible progress which was very exciting!

The demo process was actually really interesting.  It took almost the whole week to get it fully demoed and hauled off.


    
 









We had to have some sand brought in to prepare for the foundation.  So, this is how it sits now.


We closed on our loan December 12th and, silly (delusional) me, thought that meant they would start building that week.  Nope - 4-6 weeks.  We met with them last Friday and the countdown was down to 2-3 weeks until forms, then plumbing, then foundation. 

We are still fighting the good fight with our insurance company.  We got one small payout (!!), but it is still on my weekly to do list to pester them until we get our money.  Yesterday they said call back in 5 days.  Will do.

This process, and my subsequent updating, has taken much longer than I anticipated but hopefully that will speed up shortly!