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Building A Home [3]

So whats more fun than building a home and having to wait countless days for things to be installed and/or completed? A lot of thing – a very large sum. And I would have rather been doing any of them. Nonetheless, it is what it is.

HVAC
The HVAC guy started today. I like him so far. Good sense of humor and he’s related to and seemingly as responsible around time as my electrician. I like those combos because I can call one guy with an update/info and know both of them will get it and coordinate. We’re looking a 2-3 worth of work to get all the ducts in and as soon as I get the new vinyl & windows on the house he’ll bring in the actual furnace, etc.

Plumber
Looks like plumbing got pushed back a week because one of the guys workers quit on him unexpectedly. Don’t know if that means he’s a bad guy, or to keep his costs down he works his guys cheap so they leave – obviously hoping for the later. Cheap labor is good labor when you’re the one paying.

Vinyl, Windows, & Roof
Looking at quotes for everything right now. Everyone wants to take everything as a large job but so far I only liked one guys prices – of course he informs me he isn’t insured during my general inquiry. Thats what I need – put all my money into a house so I can have this guy fall off a ladder and end up owning it all after a lawsuit – no thanks. đŸ™‚

General
Looking to get in contact with my GC tomorrow around getting certain things wrapped up. The man has 1/2 the money and I haven’t seen him in several weeks. Patience is wearing thin, and the longer he’s away the more jobs he’s losing out on since I end up GC’ing them myself (HVAC, plumbing, vinyl only to name a few).

More to come people – but I figured after 90 days of nothing I could get away with 1 post without pictures. Thanks for the interest.

Building A Home [2]

Walking into a house enthused, excited, and antsy to see what it CAN be. I look past the broken sheetrock crumbled to bits on the floor, the duct-work that’s been ripped out, but not taken since it only garners $0.04/lb at the scrapyard, and the stairs and would scare anyone due to the side-to-side wobble they produce when used. Instead I see beautiful wooden floors with an area rug where friends are standing and enjoying music while chit-chatting as Cpigrun cooks something in the kitchen to keep us all going on a nice night in the 2013 Fall/Winter. Focusing on my goals keeps me from being down, and more importantly keeps me sane.

So – it took several days, and 3 30-yard dumpsters, but the house has been gutted to studs. We are though complete with what I am referencing as Phase 2. Met 2 groups of diligent, and hard working demolition crews, and 1 ok-to-talk-to-but-not-so-hard-working carpenter who assisted in getting the house to this point and I absolutely appreciate their time and effort. Looking forward now to what next – talking with the General Contractor about design changes!

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Driven

Waking up I turn to myself unhappy. I’ve let my time fall into the hands of so many things – allowing more personal goals escape to achieve others. Looking back I understood the balance, but at the essence it was a gamble and I was betting on myself. Focusing then on what I wanted to accomplish and passing the rest onto the future me – today.

Attaining a certain level of ability in anything we do, or perform, is something to be proud of. Personally I have been on what seems to be a never ending road of ups and down when it comes to dedicating myself, and attaining certain levels, in my day-to-day health. That’s not to say that I haven’t met certain goals – but maintaining them and being happy with those results is the overall goal and that’s where I’m missing my mark.

Being a goal driven person I now challenge myself to focus more on the balance of me in everyday and bring the health goals up a notch.

Current:
Squat 255, Bench 130, Sitting Press 90, Power Cleans 115, Dead lift 250 – Weight 200

2012 Bests:
Squat 320, Bench 165, Sitting Press 100, Power Cleans 145, Dead lift 300 – Weight 190

I’ll check in.

A New Home

It’s been a journey the last couple weeks; signing the dotted line, allowing the happiness to encompass my body, and allowing the prodigious sense of excitement to carry me for the rest of that day. That was easy. Thinking about the endless designs, pieces, and technology bits that I will have remains my solace. But, I know I have only taken the first step of said journey, and one does not simply walk into a completed home when buying a foreclosure. Instead it’s spending innumerable hours looking at documents, proposals, and references for every profession needed – in my case, all of them.

I played this gamble in 2010; buying my first house. It was hurt by the time that no one was able to call it home and fill it with all the warm atmospheres it deserved. But that the average person was able to fix the issues with time and some assistance. This time, however, with this new house, I see that it will not be as serene or rapid a job. Nevertheless, I do not worry as I know my dedication, and I know my goals. This will be my home.

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