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More Than A Hole

There was a good bit of rain this week but the foundation is beginning take shape.

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After seeing the progress on the cottage we checked out the area and found a deer hiding in the woods!

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Unfortunately it’s supposed to rain much of next week so I’m guessing progress will be limited.  But then again, maybe the weatherman will be wrong.

A Flag

So after a lot of frustration and thrashing about we have the first draft of a flag for the farm.  The color scheme is based on the Hamilton Hunting tartan (yes, we’re clan Hamilton) and features the Oak Moon of December.

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A Good Day

It’s nice to get good news given how long this process has been and considering I live in the age of people tapping their fingers as the microwave cooks their baked potato in 10 minutes.

Looks like things will move faster than expected through the bank, or so says my loan officer.  We may be within a couple of weeks from finishing all the financial stuff (except, of course, for actually paying the mortgage!).  They are also going to include all the built in appliances into the loan.  Bonus!  One less thing I need to put cash out for in the next few months.

I also found that the hardwood flooring has a discount through today so I got that ordered.  And I have approval to order the cabinets from the bank so I can take advantage of another discount good this month.

Looks like things have really turned a corner and are ramping up.  It’s about time!

Slowly But (Hopefully) Surely

The bank gave an OK to put gravel in the entrance which will make it easier to get vehicles into and out of the building site.  I expect we’ll get that done next week.

Still no final loan approval but Harvey seems to be moving as though he has no concerns and is putting more and more of his time into this so I figure if there was going to be a problem it would have come up by now.

We did get a nice present from my sister and brother-in-law.  They upgraded their patio and gave us their old patio furniture.  I rented a cargo van and took it all down to the Moondance hay barn until we actually have porches where we can put it.

I also measured the garden area while I was there and will begin to plan 2015 gardens soon.