So I was hoping by this time we'd be looking at a partial house on our lot, but sadly there isn't even a hole. We have been working the last month on getting a two story plan together and trying to get bids to take to the bank so they know how much this thing is going to cost. Well, every bid (once we finally got them) came in WAY high and we're realizing that subs don't want to work with Joe Schmoe building one house. They are all too busy with the builders that keep them busy all year.
So, with a heaping dose of reality, we have decided to scale back and have someone else build us another ranch. We've decided that Bugbee Homes seems to be the most legit builder that we've talked to. He seems like an honest, good guy...unlike most of the others. We're meeting with him again tomorrow night to look over plans and hopefully get things rolling. He says that he writes his contracts for six months, but most of the time they take about five months. If they are able to get moving on it in the next couple weeks, we're hoping to be in by Christmas.
My parents have been spectacular for the last month and I just hope they can put up with us for another five or six. Eve is 18 months old now and, like clockwork, has started throwing baby tantrums. I say baby tantrums because they are nothing compared to a three or four year old's tantrums. At least with Eve, I can leave her be and she'll forget what she was crying about a minute later. She's been getting four new teeth in, so she's been crabby and restless. She also seems to have hurt her right foot and has been walking on the outside of it for the last day or so. I guess I'll have to take her in to get that checked out if she keeps it up. What's weird is that she doesn't complain if I push on it and bend it all around. There is a tiny speck that could be a splinter or something, so that might be the cause. I tried to remove it, but it's so tiny that I can't get a handle on it. I just know that if I bring her in, they'll probably want to do an x-ray, and a thousand dollars later, we'll see that it was nothing. Oh well, that's how it goes...
Alright, I'd better get back to the grindstone. I have so much website work that I'm finding it hard to keep up this summer. The kids are going to bed later and later, which leaves me less and less time to work on stuff. I guess that's a good problem to have, but I like to feel like I'm caught up.