I'm writing this, sitting at my kitchen table, directly from the woodlot.... I still have a lot of work to do inside and out, but I've been living in my brand spanking new home for about a week now.
Living on My Land... No Words <3
Thank you guys for the comments and emails you sent me, since I went AWOL a little while back. It's nice to be missed. I miss you guys too... I've just been a little "preoccupied" and now you know why ;-)
This was the view from my workshop a few days ago. It looked like the whole sky was on fire. To think, this will be the living paintings I'll get to enjoy everyday from my bedroom and kitchen windows, just a few months from now.
You can't see on these pictures, but there's mountain views too. My spot is kind of on a hillside, so I sit above the neighbor's roof. I do like being on top ;-)
The scenery is beautiful year round, and being out in the country, the absence of city lights make the night sky truly breathtaking. Yes, I will have a skylight.
The view will change before the house goes up. The same skyline of course, minus a few trees that are leaning towards the power lines, or where the buildings "are". And since my woodlot was dense with trees when I first got it, a lot of the trees tend to be pretty lanky, oxymoron right there. I was reluctant to cut them down at fist, trying to keep as many as I could, but I realized I could plant whatever I wanted, and I get to keep the wood... I love having my own little piece of Paradise on Earth !! :D
Bad News: A setback has put a damper on my plans....
It seems the builder I was scheduled to work with decided to temporarily drop a few smaller clients to take on a bigger contract. That means that instead of having my house ready for delivery by October, they want to deliver in December.
I live in Canada !! That's not feasible !!!
So reluctantly, I will reschedule my project for the spring.
I did get quotes from other builders, hoping to still pull off my plans, but of course, they were more expensive. Honestly, I'm kinda glad they were, because I still prefer the work of my original builder.
I have to look a it in a good light. More time to tweak my plans, which I like. And a few extra weeks to work on felling the rest of the trees that need to go before excavation (Part Deux) can begin. Between meetings, playing phone tag to reschedule my trades, and work, I've been pretty busy.
The extra 5 to 6 months of apartment bills kinda suck. Not what I expected. Such is life at times. I will have to work my butt off to compensate though. Fun times, I like to think that I still have things under control ;-)
Just a few more days to go, then I head back home. The clock is ticking, and I'm anxious, in a good way, to start building. I'll probably be scarce for a little while, but I will check in and post extra stuff too when I get an itch for it... ;-)
So many moving parts to this thing we call LIFE. Mine has changed in more ways then I can count over the past couple years. Whether that be my blog, my personal life, or my work. I'm not wanting to go in much detail about these changes on this post, I mostly wanna bring up a specific Clusterfuck I've had to deal with this week....
I guess a little buildup is still needed... Most of you know I have my own little Woodlot since March 2015, and that I have done some work on it before last winter set in. I haven't shared many specific, my apologies for that, I hope to rectify that in the near future. Movin' on...
It's official, the Woodlot is covered with snow. It's probably gonna melt tomorrow, but still, I hit my target, and that makes me happy. I was working to get Phase One of my project complete before the snow hit, and minus a little wait time for the power company to come and hook me up, I'm good to go ;-)
I finally have a Workshop I can call my own!! :D
Yes, there is much more work to do to have it just the way I want it, but I'm on the right track. My apartment is a bit small, so the workshop is doubling as storage right now. Got no issue there, as I now have a safe place to stow my tools, and lots of room to make a mess if I so desire... and that I do ;-)
I was thinking.... I can't really keep calling it the woodlot now,
since I do have 2 buildings on there... Yes, the decoy shed counts :P
How 'bout The Homestead?... I have a Homestead now :D