Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 37

And just like that, daytime temperatures are in the 90s with a cycle of afternoon thunderstorms that can spawn tornadoes on the plains. Gotta love Springtime in the Rockies. With Memorial Day come and gone, we’ve been planning our summer camping schedule. Which started this weekend with a women’s motorcycle camp out and mini-rally. Our pop-up camper left for our weekend digs on Wednesday, and we were scheduled to arrive on Friday. (I’ll let you know how that goes, I’m writing this mid-week.)

(C) 2021, JJ Shaun
Our home away from home for the weekend.

Because we spent the week preparing for this little soiree across the state, we didn’t get anything done on the property. Last weekend we went back to the builder across the state line to let them know that we are very interested in their product. We have talked to five different builders in two states. One was very friendly until he learned of our lean budget (translation: I won’t get enough commission from you). One told us to come back when we had the foundation down and were ready to buy (translation: I don’t want your money). One didn’t have any models crawl through, yet they pushed a design that they pre-ordered last year as the fires were occurring (opportunists?).

That left two builders we’ve been seriously considering. After weighing the pros and cons of both, we lean toward the place across the border for several reasons. One consideration is that we can make adjustments to the floor plan to meet our needs. With the other, we would have to run with the stock layout. But, again, it’s the little things that matter.

The next tasks are to get the electricity repaired and inspected. Then we the septic and water inspected and repaired if necessary. With all the damage from the end-of-season fires last year, not to mention all the new building going on, many places are beyond busy, with the wait for appointments being weeks out.

We’ll worry about those next week. For now, we’ll just enjoy the ride.

(C) 2020, JJ Shaun
My ride.

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