Long time no see!
I don’t know if there’s anyone coming around here after I’ve taken such a long and unexpected hiatus, but if you’re reading this, thanks for stopping by! No, I haven’t been busy working on our house, things are only just getting underway now. As I was saying to someone earlier today, the construction industry in BC is going crazy these days, in part due to our booming economy, and partly due to the pending 2010 Olympic games. We ended up having to wait until December for the contractor who will be assembling our house to finally fit us in (about two months later than projected), and all we’ve been able to do is smile and not rock the boat, even though we’re chomping at the bit (there’s not another contractor to be had, anywhere)!
Anyway, I think the ongoing stress threw me into a bit of a funk and I seem to have lost all interest in blogging. I’ve been wondering whether or not to keep it up at all, even though I still have lots to talk about. I have to admit, I’ve been enjoying the extra free time in the evenings, but I’ve been missing my blogging friends and desperately need to do some catching up – I hope you’re all doing well.
Here are a few photos (taken with my new camera!) from Monday’s trip to our property:
Snowy mountains as seen from another house that our contractor is working on (isn’t that a killer view?!). This is the view down the trail that runs past our property. We seem to get a lot more snow here than we ever do in the city (it was warm and rainy in Vancouver on the day this was taken). We’re excited about the prospect of having four distinct seasons!
Here’s my grandfather inspecting our foundation forms. He worked as an engineer for the Canadian military and has built structures of all kinds in places from the Arctic circle to the Middle East, so he’s proving to be a valuable resource throughout this process.
Electricity is getting hooked up on Friday, concrete will be poured on Monday, and then the walls should start going up. We might actually have an outer shell within a month or so (but I’m not holding my breath)… ;D