Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Finding Time - what time?

We really needed to spend a lot more time than we had available to us on the bus in order to go over the plans and make rather important decisions about our house. There were not only the many design details to fine-tune, but also a bunch of really involved and complicating technical details that Doug had wanted to incorporate into the plans, like radiant floor heating and individual water heaters on each floor instead of one big one like normal people have - things like that.

The architects were always waiting for information from us that we weren't ready to give them because we hadn't had a chance to sit down and talk about it. I had the feeling that these delays and lack of preparation were going to end up costing us a lot of money in the long run. It was difficult because it seemed like Doug's time was needed on the tour even more than it had been in the past and it was nearly impossible to get out the plans and start going over things without being interrupted.

So in spite of all of the faxes and conference calls with the builder we still get way behind in the planning of our house. It was extremely disappointing to have this be the situation after Doug had convinced me that we would have planty of time to get our house planned during our many long days on the bus.

When we finally got home at the end of May we were at last able to wrap up the final details with the architect so that he could complete the plans. As of right now, construction is set to begin "only" a year and a half after the fire , but we should be back in our house by this coming December if all goes well. I can't wait!

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