Two Months To Go On Our Home Build!

If you have been keeping up with our home build, you know that we’ve encountered some delays. With the devastating PNW fires and COVID and the resulting busy season for contractors, I suppose it’s to be expected. Our new date is in early November and hopefully, we can stick to it. I’m happy to say that we are still pushing through and have made some very exciting updates! With each step closer, we get more and more excited to be in our new home.

SEPTEMBER UPDATES
What’s new? This months’ progress:

  • Drywall is installed
  • Painting has begun
  • Lighting ordered
  • Cabinets delivered
  • Shou sugi ban ordered
This month brought cabinetry, which I love! Everything behind the walls is finished and the drywall is up. We’ve decided on some shades of white for the interior walls to start.

Brent and I have learned so much about throughout this process—the biggest of which is to expect delays. It’s part of the process and is next to impossible to avoid. Plan accordingly and factor in buffer time for those projects that end up taking longer than anticipated.

When building your own home, there are a thousand different small choices to make and each one feels just as important as the last. We just finally completed our design decision-making process, but let me tell you, it was not easy. First, it’s incredibly overwhelming and I found myself getting too deep in all of the little details. In the end, it was the easiest to start with the large design decisions – cabinets, countertops, paint, etc. Once you have those key components in place, pick one small piece at a time. Will the process be perfect and work exactly as you wanted it to? Fortunately, we had the guidance of our designer every step in the way and she was skilled at keeping us focused in each decision.

OLD HOUSE UPDATE:
On top of juggling the new house construction, we have also been doing some kitchen remodeling in our old house.  I totally wish I would have done a kitchen update years ago.  We tried to do some DIY updating a few years ago and ended up with a failed attempt at cabinet painting.  Lesson learned—hire experts when needed!
Now, we are looking into getting renters moved in. To say this process is stressful is an understatement. Luckily, we have amazing help from Living Room Realty Property Management to help us. Now is not typically the time of year that most people are on the hunt for new places to rent, but single-family homes are really desirable at the moment. With Living Room Realty’s help we shouldn’t have any problem finding renters. Living Room has coached us on prepping the house, checking that we have records of the state and making sure things are in working order. With all the new rental Laws like pet rent and security deposit, Living Room has been critical in making sure we are successful. We are so appreciative of their services and hard work.
UP NEXT:
So what can we look forward to next? We have ordered our lighting from Destination Lighting and we are absolutely stoked to see the beautiful pieces installed! The exterior of our home has also been making some progress. We decided to go with some Shou sugi ban details on the exterior (examples below). If you are not familiar with this design, it is a bold method of preserving wood by charring it with fire. Typically, this process is used with Japanese cedar and helps to weatherproof the material. The surface of the wood is first charred and then coated with natural oils to give it a beautiful finish. It’s all been ordered and is on its way!
 
Perhaps most exciting of all—Brent and I are thinking of commissioning a local Portland artist to design a mural for one of our retaining walls. Retaining walls are a pretty typical feature of homes in our area, and many sport a mural. When we were walking through our neighborhood, we were struck by a dynamic abstract mural on a neighbor’s wall and decided to reach out to the artist to see if they would be interested in adding their art to our new home. We can’t think of a better way to bring a piece of Portland into our own space. I’ll update you when we hear back and make a decision on the artist!

Two more months to go! Make sure to come back around Halloween to see what October has in store!

1976 replies
  1. filmkovasi
    filmkovasi says:

    Omnis sit ullam ut quia sunt est dolor doloribus. Accusantium tenetur et at ut. Omnis ipsum vero ut ea natus natus aliquid quia. Aleen Leonhard Meier

  2. hindi movie
    hindi movie says:

    Can I simply just say what a comfort to discover somebody who genuinely understands what they are discussing on the net. You definitely understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people need to look at this and understand this side of your story. I was surprised you are not more popular since you most certainly have the gift. Neda Raynard Mariam

  3. Fiona
    Fiona says:

    Skincell Pro has actually been referred by some individuals as the optimal skin conditioner.
    It is a prominent lotion which contains all the needed ingredients to make your skin smooth as well as even-textured.
    The product is also a clinically shown formulation which aids boost your skin appearance, even-toned,
    as well as even-moisturize. I determined to use this item for myself to
    eliminate the mole on my left ear. https://bookmarkcork.com/story9267837/buy-skincell-pro

  4. evrak imhası
    evrak imhası says:

    I was suggested this website by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as
    no one else know such detailed about my difficulty.
    You are amazing! Thanks!

  5. sanayi blogu
    sanayi blogu says:

    My brother recommended I might like this web site. He was entirely
    right. This post actually made my day. You can not
    imagine just how much time I had spent for this
    info! Thanks!

  6. jimdofreeGIBIA
    jimdofreeGIBIA says:

    The road seemed to stretch on endlessly before us, but Alexis assured me that our journey was near an end. We’d turn before long into thick woods and travel through narrow, winding roads until we reached her family’s cabin. I had no choice but to trust her as GPS had given out nearly 20 minutes ago.

    “There’s good wifi and okay reception at the cabin,” she’d told me, “but you can’t get there unless you know the way.”

    So here I was, driving alone in the middle of god knows where with a girl who was my student just a couple of weeks ago. Her and her four best friends had been together from first grade all the way through high school and now they had graduated with very different futures ahead of them. They had decided to kick off “the best summer ever” with a week long stay at Alexis’s family cabin. Alexis and I were heading up before everyone else, the four other girls and four guys.

  7. fason cncı
    fason cncı says:

    Appreciating the time and effort you put into your blog and in depth information you present.
    It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed material.
    Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds
    to my Google account.

  8. jimdofreeGIBIA
    jimdofreeGIBIA says:

    The road seemed to stretch on endlessly before us, but Alexis assured me that our journey was near an end. We’d turn before long into thick woods and travel through narrow, winding roads until we reached her family’s cabin. I had no choice but to trust her as GPS had given out nearly 20 minutes ago.

    “There’s good wifi and okay reception at the cabin,” she’d told me, “but you can’t get there unless you know the way.”
    https://AcvbnmklpoiuTrewqasdfh7653522.jimdofree.com/
    So here I was, driving alone in the middle of god knows where with a girl who was my student just a couple of weeks ago. Her and her four best friends had been together from first grade all the way through high school and now they had graduated with very different futures ahead of them. They had decided to kick off “the best summer ever” with a week long stay at Alexis’s family cabin. Alexis and I were heading up before everyone else, the four other girls and four guys.

  9. jimdofreeGIBIA
    jimdofreeGIBIA says:

    The road seemed to stretch on endlessly before us, but Alexis assured me that our journey was near an end. We’d turn before long into thick woods and travel through narrow, winding roads until we reached her family’s cabin. I had no choice but to trust her as GPS had given out nearly 20 minutes ago.

    “There’s good wifi and okay reception at the cabin,” she’d told me, “but you can’t get there unless you know the way.”
    https://notepin.co/shared/cxqebyv
    So here I was, driving alone in the middle of god knows where with a girl who was my student just a couple of weeks ago. Her and her four best friends had been together from first grade all the way through high school and now they had graduated with very different futures ahead of them. They had decided to kick off “the best summer ever” with a week long stay at Alexis’s family cabin. Alexis and I were heading up before everyone else, the four other girls and four guys.

  10. satılık yavru köpek
    satılık yavru köpek says:

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something which I think I would
    never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get
    the hang of it!

  11. jimdofreeGIBIA
    jimdofreeGIBIA says:

    The road seemed to stretch on endlessly before us, but Alexis assured me that our journey was near an end. We’d turn before long into thick woods and travel through narrow, winding roads until we reached her family’s cabin. I had no choice but to trust her as GPS had given out nearly 20 minutes ago.

    “There’s good wifi and okay reception at the cabin,” she’d told me, “but you can’t get there unless you know the way.”
    https://telegra.ph/A-Quiet-Christmas-Eve-at-Home-12-26
    So here I was, driving alone in the middle of god knows where with a girl who was my student just a couple of weeks ago. Her and her four best friends had been together from first grade all the way through high school and now they had graduated with very different futures ahead of them. They had decided to kick off “the best summer ever” with a week long stay at Alexis’s family cabin. Alexis and I were heading up before everyone else, the four other girls and four guys.

  12. Nate
    Nate says:

    great put up, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists
    of this sector do not realize this. You should proceed your
    writing. I am sure, you have a great readers’ base already!

  13. ToxaJut
    ToxaJut says:

    Подключение к Интернету могут обеспечить довольно большое мера портативных девайсов благодаря наличию в устройстве соответствующего специального разъёма для карты связи оператора. Около этом возникают некоторые неудобства в применении, когда приходится под каждое портативное шедевр беспричинно доставать чтобы каждого из них SIM-карту с подходящим тарифным планом тож перекладывать ее с одного приспособления на другое. В этом в случае ради эффективности использования времени и средств несравненно лучше обеспечить единое интернет-соединение, присутствие котором однако устройства будут совмещать высокоскоростное подключение.

    По этой причине портативные 3G/4G модемы и мобильные рутеры станут лучшей альтернативой ради беспроводного подключения к Всемирной паутине.

    Подключить беспроводной интернет следовать 1 гривну >>

    3G USB-модем: описание характеристик и достоинств

    3G USB-модем – это девайс для обеспечения доступа к Интернету на высокой пропускной способности. Сообразно внешнему виду 3G USB-модемы выглядят ровно flash-накопители. Преимуществом модемного подключения является обязанность использования внешней антенны в регионах с низким уровнем приема цифрового сигнала. Значительную остатки времени 3G USB-модем находится в комплекте с компьютером или ноутбуком. Наравне и в других случаях, модемы поставляются с соответствующим драйвером.

    Использование модема довольно простое: чтобы выйти в Интернет, необходимо подключить его к ПК, кроме автоматический установить драйвер, затем чего установить дистанционное соглашение, готово! 3G USB модемы можно задействовать в качестве резервного доступа к домашней сети. Ради этого должен подключить USB-модем к настольному маршрутизатору и выполнить соответствующие настройки. USB 3G модем также может прислуживать чтобы связи через USB-кабель с графическими планшетами. Все не безвыездно пользователи устройств с Android могут красоваться готовы к работе с 3G USB-модемом.

    Также USB-модем применяют, если нуждаться подключить к интернет несколько устройств.

  14. jimdofreeGIBIA
    jimdofreeGIBIA says:

    The road seemed to stretch on endlessly before us, but Alexis assured me that our journey was near an end. We’d turn before long into thick woods and travel through narrow, winding roads until we reached her family’s cabin. I had no choice but to trust her as GPS had given out nearly 20 minutes ago.

    “There’s good wifi and okay reception at the cabin,” she’d told me, “but you can’t get there unless you know the way.”
    https://txt.fyi/-/20356/90e00927/
    So here I was, driving alone in the middle of god knows where with a girl who was my student just a couple of weeks ago. Her and her four best friends had been together from first grade all the way through high school and now they had graduated with very different futures ahead of them. They had decided to kick off “the best summer ever” with a week long stay at Alexis’s family cabin. Alexis and I were heading up before everyone else, the four other girls and four guys.

  15. BarJut
    BarJut says:

    Конференция Бундеслиги на ARD – это классическое объяснение футбольных событий для радио. В новом сезоне он впервые будет тратить в эфир в течение 90 минут, об этом сообщает ресурс Netgate. Это часть молодежного продвижения телерадиовещательной сети.

    Каждую субботу в среднем 7,4 миллиона особа слушают Бундеслигу на радиостанциях ARD, и в будущем сезоне в связи с новыми правами для аудиоматериалы это соответствие значительно возрастет. “Мы совершенствуем сервис и готовы поставлять полные отчеты обо всех матчах 1-й и 2-й Бундеслиги”, – сказал Маркус Теппер в интервью Deutsche Presse-Agentur. Спортивный координатор радио ARD также обнародовал 90-минутную конференцию по субботам во второй половине дня.

    Все этот масштабный футбольный пакет будет звенеть не на классическом FM-радио, а в эфире различных онлайн-сервисов, таких только фирменные приложения и веб-сайты станций. “Виды заключается в том, чтобы нас было легко найти и легко извлекать”, – объявил Теппер.
    Почему беспричинно поступает общественный вещатель? “АРД стремится к расширению своего цифрового портфеля, – пояснил Теппер. “Это инвестиции в будущее”. И: “Мы хотим привлечь новых участников и слушателей с через нового совет”.

    Больше онлайн – ради молоденький аудитории

    Эта политика также включает в себя права на видеоклипы сообразно утрам в день, которые также были приобретены давеча и которые глава ARD Книга Бухроу назвал “огромной возможностью”, если приобретал лицензии прошлым летом. ARD хочет “делать больше онлайн ради более зеленый аудитории”, – сказал Бухров. Накануне конца текущего сезона ARD владеет как правами на аудиовещание своих радиостанций для классического приема в FM-диапазоне. Всетаки в июне прошлого года вещательная сеть также приобрела на аукционе права на аудиовещание в Интернете. “Мы недолго радовались, а затем приступили к работе”, – сообщил Теппер.

    Этот часть прав изменился будто никакой противоположный ради последние годы. Впоследствии старта в 2008 году для 90elf, аудиорепортажи сначала были доступны на сайте fun1.fm, а ныне предварительно конца текущего сезона – для Amazon “Prime Music”. Футбольные репортажи теперь дозволено вслушиваться бесплатно для сайте розничного гиганта, однако они прерываются рекламой.