barton build: the first two weeks.


Hello again! Apologies for the radio silence for the past few days...we've been going at 110mph and blogging has taken a backseat. I'm back today to share updates from the first month of our house build. I'm sure the photos from later in the project will be more exciting, but for now, you get to see lots of dirt {yay!}. 

The first few weeks of our process only brought a few surprises, the biggest of which was the "flip" of our plan which delayed breaking ground 10 days. After the lot was cleared, it became abundantly obvious that building a driveway on a slope wasn't our best plan. With New England winters in mind, we wanted something more manageable for our cars and our snow shovels. The flip was an easy switch, but it necessitated a new plan approval process from the city. We also had to shift our septic plan about 20 feet, which required a visit from an environmental services professional. {Yes, we are far enough out that we need a septic system. We are going back to our rural roots--or something like that.} These two delays aside, things have been rocking and rolling on the house. You will see the slight progression from the giant hole to foundation planning then pouring below...




It may not look like much right now, but I can start seeing little glimpses of nights spent on our front porch. I can see busy mornings spent in our breakfast nook. I can see kids playing in the back yard. Above all, I know what a blessing it is for us to be in this stage of the process. We will have a house this year! The real question for us is this: which will come first -- the house or the baby? Both are due at roughly the same time. Time will tell, but we'll be grateful in whatever order they come. xoxo {av}

7 comments:

  1. so exciting! look forward to following the process. my mom has pics of me as a 1.5 year old walking around our house as it's being built- it's so amazing to look back at the home we've been in for 25+ years as just a shell of what it's become. you'll certainly cherish these pics!

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  2. So exciting! What a wonderful time for you. Our foundation was poured yesterday and we estimate being in by the end of October... Which is also the wedding. Between the two of us we've got the bases covered! Xo Jen
    Www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh this is so exciting!! I can't wait to follow along...we recently bought a lot and will be going through the same process in a couple years. Seems so daunting and exciting all at the same time! Congrats on the progress!!

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  4. yahhh! so excited for you :) so many good things! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  5. Wow so exciting!! Can't wait for more updates :)

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  6. So, so exciting! Hopefully we can discuss in person when I'm in RI next weekend!

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  7. This is soo exciting! my husband and I just bought a house that is going to be build from the ground up, it will be fun to see it go from a plot of land to a house to grow a family in.

    XoXo,
    Nicole

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Many thanks for visiting {long distance loving}! I'd love to hear what you think :) xoxo {av}