In case you missed it, you’ll know that the dust has settled on the demolition of the old house and I continue to lick my wounds from a $4,000 budget blow out, undoubtedly the first of many.
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- Finance is due to be finally released – thankyou @NAB
- The builder will get a signed copy of the build contract in the mail
- Our build permit should be issued
As a consequence we might finally see some action on site…after waiting for over a year!
I’ve had to learn a lot about being assertive as a female onsite. Read all about it here.
Anyway, this waiting period got me thinking…building a new property is kind of like giving birth (have I grossed out our male audience yet?!)
Well, there’s usually a lead up to that moment of way more than 9 months, and it’s consisted of financial wrangling, seemingly insurmountable hurdles, permit wars, cravings and indigestion and a sense of paralysing indecision only comparable to choosing your first pram.
Finally getting to see some outcome at the end of that process —the baby — is a blessed relief.
Although, like most new parents, you discover quickly that it’s just the start of a long, exhausting and rewarding journey. Come along.