“You are Here”: Update on Mom’s House Build and Move

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Monday morning brought the meeting on Zoom where Mom had to sign off on the plan review. A little glitch being that Mom could not get on zoom, but I don’t think she would have been able to see it anyway. I refused to do the meeting alone even though Mom said I could and the project manager asked me to. I demanded that we conference her in on audio and asked for the project manager’s patience and understanding. I didn’t want to be responsible if they left something out and I didn’t catch it. lol. I would never hear the end of it. I’ve also been in business too long not to cover my “assets” in anything in life. Just something life teaches ya I guess. Everyone always looking for someone to blame! So I made sure she was on the call. I mean this is a big deal signing off on a house being built the way you want it. I didn’t want to be the scapegoat if it all got screwed up!

It included changes she added during our Low Voltage and Design Studio meeting – in other words – extra outlets, media wall outlets, extra lighting, etc. I’m glad she was on it because there were a few things that they covered and had to let her know.

  1. We were not happy that due to a very slight grade on her property there will be a couple of stairs going down to get to the patio. Dismay and ::sigh:: – so much for completely flat and no stairs. The front will not have a grade and no stairs. But what can you do? She will be using the back more than the front but what can you do? It’s the land and the way it has to be built for some reason. So George will have to add a railing for her there too.
  2. They let her know where the A/C unit would be. It’s going to be far enough away from the patio that we hope it won’t be noisy while she sits on the patio. I think that will be ok.

Anyway they went over everything and so that meeting is done! We are really pleased overall with the Goodall Home process. It is very organized. I’m pleased to say that we are making our way through the stair steps and things will start to slow down on having to “be places” after the Pre-Drywall Meeting. That meeting will be in a few weeks. They will call us in a couple of weeks to set it up.

We have completed 1-6 steps here. We of course will do the Pre-Drywall Meeting in person. So I will have to take off work for that, go get Mom and bring her in.

They told us they will be breaking ground next week and starting on the house! That is awesome!

So once this Pre-Dry Wall meeting is done we will not have any more on site meetings til it’s built and then we will have several. And the final move in. BUT we will have weekly zoom calls or conference calls with the project manager. He informs us of what was completed that week and what would be completed the next week.

Also we will likely ride out there on our own some and view and take pics – but at least that we can do on evenings and weekends.

I’ll admit my tummy leaps every time they say “meeting” and “it has to be on a “Monday – Friday” during business hours. My head is spinning at the amount of time we are having to take off work. I saw in the beginning that any vacation trips would be out the window this year unless it is a weekend trip but where can you go for two days? lol. That’s stressful in itself. But it will be worth it to have the most disrupted year of our lives, to be able to get her up here. So worth it.

I’m very pleased that my work has been so incredibly nice to me over all this. They have let me off, let me make sudden trips, alter my hours a bit and so forth.

This morning I am going to sign off on the storage unit. I have to drive over to Lebanon – about 15 min away and sign the lease agreement. We are having to get two instead of the one big one. They chuckled when I asked to for the big one. They said they hardly ever have those. So it will be good to get that done. I took work home and did that last night since I’d be missing that this morning. And I’ll just eat lunch at my desk this afternoon. So I should hardly miss a beat of getting work done.

I got to sleep in this morning. George had to wake me up before he headed out so I didn’t sleep all day. I was unusually tired last night. And still tired this morning. I think it’s the shot. I remember getting tired after about a week of the 1st shot. I imagine I’ll do the same this week. Probably have not quite recouped from the illness brought on by the shot. No fever left but just have not bounced back and every now and then I have very sharp pains that roam still.

Upcoming Plans: Shopping at Target and a Pedi!

So GOOD things on the horizon though. I’m going to set that PEDI for tomorrow after work I think. Then Friday I have a fun visit planned for Target. Just imagine the pic below as their RED LOGO! I’m SO looking forward to it.

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I’m going to walk though slowwwwwwwwly and look at EVERYTHING! George is going to wonder what happened to me!

I’m going to buy a couple of more towels so we have enough – mine are getting old anyway. Gonna buy tea glasses as most of our glasses are low ball, beer glasses, wine glasses, juice glasses, or fine crystal, etc. We usually sip wine with dinner but I need to have some tea glasses for Mom and I as we will be drinking a lot more tea. I need some small little baskets for the counter tops in the bathroom for Mom’s make up supplies, and routine products used for easy reach and low clutter.

I need face wipes, a family calendar for the den so we can all be on the same page. (I will still have my planner though as I have to have it with me at all times).

And Mom needs 3 huge clothes tubs for her off season clothes to bring here. The seasons will just be changing when her house is built but we’ll probably have to do some clothes swap out before she moves. Also if the house is delayed it all we go into cold weather. So we will keep her extra clothes on site in the tubs like we do some of mine. This house has nice closets but no walk in closets so off season clothes don’t fit.

So yeah, lots to look forward to as the days pass.

That is all I know right now. Work, getting this move done, Mom here, and then her house built, and the other move done. But we have come a long way. Amazed that her house is already under contract and that we have moved a lot and packed a lot already. So much more to go. Still praying for strength and stamina! 😉

Better go get ready to head out the door. Ya’ll have a splendid day and I’ll be back to say “hey” on Friday.

I have been, as you may know, working on videos on alternate blog days. I began going through my iPhone photos and deleting unnecessary photos and videos and the next step with it is to drag over any video footage or photos that will be used in upcoming videos to it’s “assigned iMovie folder”. I have to do Feb 27 through current date. Anything before Feb 27 I’ve already moved over. Yes, there is a process! lol I make it a habit to go ahead and move over any Canon video as it is shot so I don’t forget!

Anyway, better gooooo!

2 thoughts on ““You are Here”: Update on Mom’s House Build and Move

  1. Lauren

    Sounds like exciting times. Your mom is going to love everything being fresh and new.
    I enjoy hearing about it. I wonder if there is some kind of ramp that could be there over the stairs?

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    1. Maybe 🤔 but I think if sh has a rail she will be ok and I think they will be small steps. She has them now at her house. Just a disappointment and unexpected to suddenly have stair steps. I guess the land is not completely flat for enough length. I also hope she has nice neighbors so they can look in on each other in the day. That would be cool.

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