samedi, mai 30, 2009

dun dun dun!

Well I'm finally going to let the cat out of the bag... there's been something that I've wanted to announce for the last couple months but first I wanted to make sure that it was going to happen and then second I guess, well, life got in the way and I couldn't devote the time I needed to make sure I wrote this when I had the time.

Ready? (no, I'm not pregnant, I know that's going through your minds!)

Sure?

Well Mystery Guest and I are going to build a house!! Yes! A house of our own!! There has been a ton of paperwork to do, we had to make an offer (which was accepted) on the land, then get a bank to give us a loan (that's finishing up now) all the while making the plans for the house and submitting those to get a building permit, all the joys of administration!

But it's finally coming together! The land is beautiful, about 15 minutes from V-town out in the countryside where we went kayaking last year. It's huge piece of land, about 4,000 m2 - which is HUGE, about an acre I think! The house is going to be a wooden house, 2 floors, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths! It is an enormous project and thank god Mystery Guest's parents have a lot of experience building a house, they've been helping us since the beginning, what documents to get and send, how to plan the house etc...

So things are finally starting to come together and we're looking to put together the house the first 3 weeks of August (the framing etc) with Mystery Guest, his dad and brothers before we call in the electrician, plumber etc. Sooooo anyway want to come raise our house with us? :-) We could use the extra hands and in return you'll get a tour of the lovely Norman countryside annnnd get some big muscles that will look smokin' in a bathing suit on your beach vacation at the end of August ;-)

6 commentaires:

parlezvouskiwi a dit…

Oooooh congrats, sounds fantastic!! And if I was over your side of the globe, I would be there with bells on to help out! Enjoy :-)

benny a dit…

waouh !!!
I dont know what to say !!! you are gonna build your own house ??! but what if it falls down ???
this is too scary for me ...

Dedene a dit…

Hooray! That's great. You'll be so busy for the rest of the summer with such a big project. Wish I could come there and help you out.
Take pictures!!

Milk Jam a dit…

thanks ladies!
@ben it's not just me! if it were just me building it it would take YEARS and it probably would fall down... lol

Leah a dit…

Wow, congrats on the maison AND the diplome, Mme Milkjam!! :)

Jennie a dit…

Wow that's awesome! Congrats! I'd like a house too, please!