So maybe I fell out of the blogging world for the past few months, but I am hoping back in!
Our house update!
The last time I blogged was the end of June and a lot has happened since then.
Let me start off by saying this was a blessing! We were going to be closing on our original lot on Monday morning and this was Thursday night. About a week and half after my last post, Magnolia got about 20 inches of rain in 24 hours!! We decided to go out to the lot to see how the water ran off and to just see what the neighborhood would be like with all this rain. (After seeing Cypress go underwater we had to see what was in store for us) When we got there, we were devastated to say the least. The entire lot was underwater, like water up to mid calf! A FISH SWAM BY ME!!
A few tears later and a yummy Mexican dinner we were begging to get out of this! And since this post goes on, we got out! We thank God for this as we would have been sick if we had started building and then got a rain like that and our house be underwater!!
We found a new lot in the same neighborhood, but in a different section. It is bigger, WAY more trees, and a few houses down from the greatest park the dogs have ever seen! We have met our neighbors and they are very nice and super helpful already!
We cleared only the house site and driveway about 2 weeks ago and then got another good rain. But this time, the lot didn't hold any water and NO FISH luckily!! We brought in dirt for the pad and we are setting forms for the foundation today. Next week the concrete will be poured and this process officially starts!! YAY!
Since we only cleared the pad site and driveway, we have a jungle to get through ourselves! Michael has a friend who will be helping him underbrush the front and back yard. Thank goodness! The past two weekends we have spent cutting trees down, chopping wood, cutting vines out of trees, you name it and we are doing it! Thank you so much to his parents because we could not do it without them!! And I now know Michael's dad is a boss at the chainsaw!
The dogs love their yard. I call it a jungle, but I know soon it will be a great yard! They try to be helpful by pulling on vines that are at their level. Such great little helpers!
We took a break and went to the park and it was perfect! We had been sad about leaving Lake Bryan behind, but I know this will end up being great for them! Sadly I can not run out there, but the dogs can and that is a huge plus for us!
I will keep updating as things happen :]
I am so glad all of you can follow us in this fun process!!