Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 129

The meme says it all:

Two weeks ago, we were looking at having a dry access road by this time. Mother Nature, apparently, had other plans. Winter wants to hang on tight, and spring keeps pushing back. Consequently, our weather pattern is on a roller coaster. Also, being downstream from California puts us in line for the crap left after the storms dump on them.

In the meantime, we’re waiting for the weather to settle. The current weather forecast calls for another round of snow and cold next week ahead of a warming trend. That can change quickly, especially with the weird weather patterns we’ve experienced this year. So, we’re back to waiting for the precipitation to give us a long enough break to drag the house up the mountain.

Once the two sides are in place on the foundation, the set crew will come in and join the halves and repair any damage done to the structure when it was in transit. They will also lay the carpets, fix or replace the damaged drywall, and complete the roof peak. Mr. Contractor will make sure the electric, water, and septic drains are all connected, operational, and sealed tight. Ms. Sales Rep. tells us this step takes approximately six to eight weeks.

We got our new cost estimate from Mr. Contractor, but haven’t heard from the state development folks yet. I have a feeling our case manager was out of the office unexpectedly this past week because we haven’t received a confirmation email yet. He’s usually pretty good about that.

It’s hard to get excited with as many times as we thought things were moving forward, only to come to an abrupt halt. I will say that for now, I’m cautiously optimistic. It’s about all the enthusiasm I can generate.

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