It has been a long time since I've blogged about the house build, but if you follow me over on Instagram & Insta Stories, then you've no doubt seen a few updates here and there throughout the process. And folks....we are SO close! Yippee!! Watching our dream house be built has been incredible, and even though the last 7 months have felt very long at times, I can't believe that we are basically on schedule and should be moving in before the holidays! So, I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the progression photos from the last 7 months, and also dive a bit into the challenging parts of the house build. Because as much as it truly has been a really positive experience and loads of fun, it has had its moments, that's for sure, and I think it's important to throw in a couple reality checks every now and then ;)
Where we've been hanging our hats!
Parents to the rescue! We have been "rooming" with my parents since May, and we are incredible grateful that they have welcomed us with open arms, and basically fed us dinner for the past 7 months straight. No complaints here that's for sure! It has added a large commute to our regular routine though, and not having our own space (especially while being pregnant) isn't always ideal. My parents seriously rule though, and not having to pay rent throughout this process has been a lifesaver...not to mention helped with our furniture shopping budget!
Throwing a wrench in my work routine:
Not having my home office has honestly been the biggest challenge of all. I had no idea how much I loved working from home, until I no longer could. I've been jumping from coffee shop to coffee shop for the better part of the last 6 months, which is not only annoying, but can also get a bit expensive lol! It's also been a big adjustment for me, having to plan my days in a totally different way than I am used to. So, when I leave the house in the morning, I am leaving the house for the full day. No more just jumping into town for a meeting or an errand here and there. It definitely isn't the worse thing in the world, and my reward at the end of this is going to be a brand spankin' new space at home to work from, so I really can't complain all that much. But, combined with being pregnant throughout the entire build, this has for sure been the hardest part for me.
Managing the dog:
Taio is our "chog" (you know - Child/Dog), and has been totally spoiled his entire life, in that he is either at home with me or at the store with Nick. So, the fact that we haven't really had a home to leave him in (without feeling totally guilty that my parents have to look after him), has had its challenges. I've gotta give it to the dog though, as he's been pretty great about his whole world being turned upside down this year.
As I mentioned above though, this whole process has been absolutely incredible, and so a few challenges along the way are nothing to worry about. We have our fantastic builders, Philco Construction, to thank for that! I can't imagine having to be our own contractors throughout this journey, or not having complete trust with our builders. We can't wait for move in day, and to show you all the finished product! And then the fun part begins...the decorating!