We have been asked....what is the hardest part of being the general contractor / owner-builder on our own house? Without a doubt, it's the frustration of people not returning our phone calls. Over the past few months, we have contacted numerous companies who have given answers which include....we don't work with individuals, I only do… Continue reading What’s the hardest part?
We all know the cliche "patience is a virtue." This week has been an opportunity to live it out. There was not any physical progress on the house, and despite our eagerness to live in our new home - we have chosen to be patient (defined as waiting without complaining). Maybe it's easier to be… Continue reading Patience is a virtue
I have thought a lot this week back to Summer 2009 --- it was this week in June when we discovered that we had chinese drywall. I vividly remember standing in my master bedroom closet, packing and not knowing where we were going to move to “ASAP” to get out of the toxic house.… Continue reading Timing is Everything!
Decisions kept coming at us from every direction this week! Good decisions, but a LOT of them, which we didn't expect to have to make yet! Windows...impact or hurricane shutters? Impact windows are great but they are very expensive. If we are in a hurricane we decided that we would still like the windows covered… Continue reading Decisions! Decisions!