Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 27

It’s been a busy week. We’ve talked to even more builders and are getting a clearer idea of what we want. We mailed our taxes the earliest ever, and a review of our finances shows that we might be able to do this without leaving ourselves with a new house and no life.

In addition to looking at model buildings and asking a ton of questions, we have about three weeks left to finish the disaster relief application. First Reader has been working on getting most of that information together and beating her head on the computer screen. We spent the last few days trying to get through our home inventory. I’m sure we forgot something.

Now that we are into April, the weather is beginning to warm up enough to melt the last of the snow in town. By the time we make it back up the mountain sometime this coming week, the snow should be melted enough that we can get into the driveway. We still have some cleanup to finish before we can get any building done. With luck, we will have our first new shed in place by the end of the month.

This week hasn’t been totally devoted to grieving the “stuff” we lost. Best Riding Buddy found a motorcycle key that didn’t fit her Honda. Since I bought my ride from her, she handed it to me to try on my motorcycle. I brought my bike to our temporary home on Friday. I’ll be able to get out for some wind therapy, which will get me out of the house more.

As the weather improves, we’ll be spending more time cleaning out our last storage unit, shoveling debris from our property, and talking with builders. Life is about to kick into high gear. Hang on, here we go.

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