Sunday, July 12, 2015

Moving Rocks

Working outside is a good way to use up nervous energy, and I've had more than enough of that lately. We have been hit with a number of delays.

The demolition work has been going very slowly. The crew has been reduced to one guy working at it with some hand tools and a bucket. The main reason for the delay, however, is that we found out the foundation will require some underpinning. Tests from the soil engineer are being done, so there's a lot of back and forth between them and the builder.

We're also waiting for some of the financing details to be finalized as we have applied for a much better loan arrangement with a prime lender. Our builder says excavation will begin soon. But understandably, he can't begin digging until financing is finalized. The plus side is that by applying and waiting for this better financing arrangement, we will save quite a bit of money in fees and interest.

Its frustrating to have unexpected delays, but in the meantime, I decided to put my anxious energy to work and moved a bunch of rocks away from the house. They're lovely river rocks and flagstones, and I'm hoping that we can use the material for landscaping later. 

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