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Barrel-Race7,027771570
TuesdayHouston, TX

Vilano-Beach--Water-...21,164391170
4/5/2014Saint Augustine, FL

HudsonHouse6,963300
4/2/2014Omaha, NE

Tanglewood86,4047862,22242
3/24/2014Colorado Springs, CO

697MarlinAustinArea1,14818910
3/15/2014Austin/McDade, TX

1860s-Texas-rehabnew...43,072441910
3/14/2014Boerne, TX

Bladenkirk490640
3/13/2014White Oak, NC

P-Wade-Crocker369100
3/12/2014Spring, TX

Shana437200
3/11/2014Chaffee, MO

OwensNewHome59,8991033810
2/2/2014Chandler, AZ

Du-Lock-Lane1,268200
2/1/2014Houston, TX

Family-Affair10,556440
1/31/2014Saint Petersburg, FL

TheCastle9,947270
1/23/2014Cheshire, CT

The-Last-Rodeo9,61027100
1/14/2014Angel Fire, NM

TheHoskensProject58,4241504333
12/31/2013Dome-ville, central, FL

NorthPoleHome30,148341330
12/29/2013North Pole, AK

navarre-village-buil...1,158100
12/26/2013Gulf Breeze, FL

Seven-Peaks-Faswall-...34,742483181
11/18/2013Graeagle, CA

The-Dailey-Project1,752100
10/27/2013Pompano Beach, FL

Beaver-Creek-Ranch30,225213210
10/15/2013Hayfork, CA

The-Cortes-Adventure17,632520
10/14/2013Snowflake, AZ

jeff3,834300
8/29/2013Jackson, MO

Miami-FL-country-hom...5,346320
7/30/2013Miami, FL

Brevard-County--Pt-S...2,529100
7/17/2013Rockledge, FL

Dream-Build-Austin-T...4,118300
4/17/2013Austin, TX

Eschete-Dome22,30230530
12/24/2012Lafayette, LA

ChapelHillNCBob5,529110
10/23/2012Chapel Hill, NC

The-Skimino-Bluff6,9283130
10/13/2012Williamsburg, VA

Octagon-in-Glencoe-C...48,706144110
10/8/2012Glencoe , CA

nateshomemtpeakview4,639100
9/29/2012

sherman19,987221560
9/27/2012Downers Grove, IL

Omaha9,123380
9/13/2012Omaha, NE

Holy-Hill-House16,43135530
8/27/2012Richfield, WI

Omega-CEO5,587110
8/13/2012Manassas, VA

JayHouse10,3027190
6/22/2012Sebastopol, CA

30233,32723770
5/20/2012Belfair, WA

SunburnStateHome6,266110
3/6/2012Charlotte County, FL

VICTOR-MONTANA8,064110
2/22/2012Victor, MT

Houston-720125966,768100
1/21/2012Houston, TX

Workshop15,555630
1/8/2012Florissant, CO

Our-simple-home11,785223080
12/5/2011LaPorte, IN

ICF-Construction19,287500
11/11/2011Elkridge, MD

Little-Help-from-my-...12,24711150
11/4/2011Rockwall, TX

YaNYca13,972810
10/29/2011Boston, MA

The-Man-Refuge10,816310
10/19/2011San Antonio, TX

mckernanmc11,121320
10/6/2011Amite, LA

Large-Family-Compoun...7,419200
9/23/2011Covington, GA

Woodchuck-Ridge10,257480
9/12/2011Akron, OH

Forever-Home-Sweet-H...20,85934310
8/24/2011Issaquah, WA

Clarksville-MD9,042200
8/22/2011Eldersburg, MD

steve-n-carolyn16,2894140
8/21/2011Sun City, CA

Old-York8,125200
7/27/2011Bridgewater, NJ

Carriage-House17,03720282
7/24/2011Ft. Collins, CO

DomeSweetDome22,24018291
6/4/2011Suffolk, VA

Goodpasture24,066562880
5/28/2011Westminster, CO

Marks-Log-Cabin13,899392210
5/12/2011Altoona, PA

Bill21,051100
5/4/2011Tucson, AZ

Mueller-Dream-Home8,764100
4/15/2011

Oklahoma-Steel10,717650
4/13/2011Minco, OK

DutchG8,381200
4/5/2011

HiddenInOhio10,2869130
4/1/2011Elyria, OH

MagnoliaHouse8,831100
3/29/2011Houston, TX

Buffaloader13,683200
1/11/2011Valley Center, KS

SouthernEcoHome27,73520210
1/9/2011Blacksburg, VA

Austrian-Chalet14,107780
1/2/2011Twin Lakes, CO

Vista-Ridge13,14621660
12/21/2010Swanton, OH

OurFarmstead28,365601890
12/10/2010Pennsylvania

AirparkHome-Remodel29,56422460
11/8/2010Hillsboro, OR

Holloway10,840200
11/7/2010Petersburg, VA

Building-Our-Lakefro...9,719110
11/5/2010Piscataway, NJ

SunburyGalena-Build8,997100
11/3/2010Galena, OH

BUILDING-OUR-GREEN-D...9,860800
11/2/2010Pattison, TX

RR-Homestead23,92531740
10/26/2010Janesville, CA

Casa-Paradiso-Vieque...9,812200
10/19/2010Chelsea, MA

Millerbuild11,0745110
10/1/2010Carstairs, AB

Delisledigs11,470300
9/16/2010Jacksonville, FL

h20dave11,322430
9/10/2010Waterloo, AL

Mountain-Idyl11,063900
9/9/2010Asheville, NC

High-over-Lake-Granb...14,52812230
9/8/2010Granbury, TX

Homestead35,90164850
9/8/2010Smithville, MO

philandjan12,920100
9/2/2010

Commons10,137200
8/21/2010Atascocita, TX

Our-First-OB-home10,537300
7/27/2010Gardner, KS

Louisiana-Mediterran...20,084311870
7/21/2010Sunset, LA

Crows-Nest9,810100
7/20/2010

Patterson-Project10,375400
7/16/2010John's Island, SC

Hidden-Meadow-Home12,4192100
7/13/2010Murrieta, CA

New-house-in-Selah-W...10,161140
7/4/2010Belfair, WA

Arnold-CA-Alpine-cha...20,88322100
7/2/2010Arnold, CA

Working-Wilton39,846343010
6/16/2010Wilton, NH

JJ-Residence9,587100
6/7/2010San Antonio, TX

Thompson-Valley-Home10,781330
6/6/2010Monticello, FL

Naperville-Webster-S...26,2952360
5/21/2010Naperville, IL

Gary--Suzi11,036100
5/7/2010

crystal-falls-home28,77120270
5/5/2010Cedar Park, TX

Kapoho-Retirement-Ho...10,863130
5/4/2010Santa Ana, CA

NC--New-Construction10,468100
5/3/2010

Collins-on-Cobblesto...11,45821910
4/30/2010Waynesville, NC

Dwight--Colleen-Hart...11,862130
4/30/2010Vaughn, WA

Riley32,75832950
4/29/2010Cave Creek, AZ

The-New-Ries-Homeste...14,85319980
4/21/2010Polk/Richfield/Erin/Hartford, WI

The-Season9,520130
4/10/2010Mount Airy, NC

The-Naas-Place10,032200
3/30/2010Pittsburg, CA

Phil-and-Lauras-home13,073400
3/20/2010Tulsa, OK

Southport-NC-Home17,501201281
3/18/2010Southport, NC

Loris24,950110
3/11/2010

Seaton-Station10,216140
3/10/2010Siloam Springs, AR

Backwoods-Project14,274390
3/4/2010Jeffersonville, GA

ICF-in-Ann-Arbor26,183293710
1/25/2010Dexter, MI

DancingPines10,961200
1/25/2010Clinton, LA

Log-Cabin10,554150
1/23/2010indianapolis, IN

The-Kinzel-House9,946100
1/21/2010New Orleans, LA

PahrumpProject17,0385390
1/17/2010Spokane, WA

TheBeachHouse14,61713200
1/16/2010Shoreline, WA

Artist-Haven-Home14,927970
1/13/2010Kansas City, MO

SOPHIA--SAMUELDELAWA...17,35611310
12/2/2009Smyrna, DE

Plant-City-Craftsman16,8064100
11/22/2009Plant City, FL

WestermanFarm11,417130
11/10/2009Dickson, TN

Shane22,472600
10/31/2009San Antonio, TX

ADCountryHome12,8401130
10/31/2009Fort Worth, TX

ICF-Keller-Tx51,177321220
10/6/2009Roanoke, TX

digs24,187100
9/30/2009Tracy City, TN

threegables21,363201340
9/29/2009Hartland, WI

LittleLakeCorner72,7641016040
9/29/2009Groveland, FL

Utah-Casa11,562200
9/28/2009Saratoga Springs, UT

Tornado-Reconstructi...11,016800
9/24/2009Port Neches, TX

toolehouse50,248891450
9/20/2009Reno, NV

Bobs-Blog52,939614140
9/16/2009New Florence, PA

Blessings10,178100
9/11/2009farmville, NC

Schrammelot15,9647900
9/11/2009Pierson, FL

PennsmithLostValleyT...35,809552150
9/9/2009Dripping Springs, TX

River-House10,623220
9/7/2009Clinton, NJ

SantaFe-in-AJ10,363100
8/28/2009Apache Junction, AZ

Dennis-Dream-Home30,013385050
8/27/2009Readington Twp, NJ

Massive-Undertaking11,5121100
8/26/2009Wimauma, FL

Lafayette10,262200
8/11/2009Cramerton, NC

Dream-site-on-the-La...11,048200
8/5/2009La Porte, TX

Williams-New-Home-Si...10,304110
8/2/2009Windsor, NC

Cobblestone-Lane10,391100
7/30/2009Great Falls, MT

PensacolaBeachHouse10,204110
6/22/2009Gulf Breeze, FL

12YEARSINTHEPLANNING10,852120
6/16/2009LADSON, SC

Steinys-Hideaway10,822200
6/9/2009Venice, CA

DreamHome29,460261900
6/7/2009Orlando, FL

CastleHeims20,73421590
6/5/2009Cedar Rapids, IA

Utah-Warehouse10,072220
5/20/2009Fairview, UT

Where-to-start12,408610
5/16/2009Lemoore, CA

Castle-Rock-Lakehous...16,31610840
4/27/2009Necedah, WI

Oleg25,926360
4/22/2009San Diego, CA

MoeCompound10,230340
4/9/2009Camano Island, WA

Huckleberry-Home10,315200
4/8/2009Williamstown, NJ

Vonk24,197100
4/7/2009Zeeland, MI

Small-Timber-Frame14,648110
4/2/2009Central Mass, MA

EatonLoch-Haven11,105110
4/1/2009Roanoke, VA

windowsnsiding10,166110
3/28/2009Long Island, NY

Arkansas-First-Timer25,80439880
3/27/2009Trumann, AR

Back-Home-In-Crisp12,401111510
3/22/2009Ennis, TX

Victor--Susan-0820,309211210
3/17/2009Ruckersville, VA

Rick-and-Tinas-dream...11,632120
3/14/2009Auburndale, FL

Keener-Road13,0284100
3/11/2009Elizabethtown, PA

NC-Newbie10,937100
3/10/2009Boone, NC

MadisonGA11,1591130
2/26/2009Madison, GA

Techbuilt-Scammed12,587100
2/25/2009Rebew, LA

choanne83110,181100
2/9/2009charlotte, NC

WilliamsinVegas33,968301190
1/29/2009Henderson, NV

PhilesBryant12,036260
1/20/2009graham, WA

MortgageSmart10,399100
1/19/2009Cocoa, FL

QuarterlyHouse57,845136990
1/12/2009Orlando, FL

RabbitRun19,726311690
1/11/2009Afton, VA

Sonave-Sunsets10,516120
1/9/2009Yucca, AZ

Heart-of-PA16,1029160
1/6/2009Lewistown, PA

Krusehome11,586200
12/27/2008Lake City, FL

BrunkHouseAlmaKansas15,576260
12/26/2008Garden Grove, CA

Raider-Bills-Tenn-Ho...14,6116320
12/22/2008Largo, FL

Andel-Ranch28,266334020
12/17/2008Rogers, TX

Elijahs-Home11,778460
12/6/2008Vero Beach, FL

ranch-house10,406100
11/25/2008springfield, IL

Howard-Georgia-Retir...16,021670
11/9/2008Harlem, GA

The-Woods-Journal11,278110
11/6/2008Doraville, GA

StansTLH15,9961090
11/1/2008Tehachapi, CA

Kevin--Kerrys-Dream11,548350
10/17/2008Northvale, NJ

Katabatic-Wind12,159470
10/16/2008Huntsville, AL

Elmhurst-Modern13,598120
10/14/2008elmhurst, IL

Accessible-House11,5723100
10/14/2008Munford, TN

Cherry-Valley-Vista10,626120
10/5/2008Duvall, WA

Jon-and-Mollys-House18,234150
9/25/2008Ellicott City, MD

Proctor-ICF11,700110
9/25/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Hawaiian-Bungalo18,047111020
9/23/2008Holualoa, HI

Pete--Rhiannon12,713430
9/19/2008Springfield, MO

2008-Cedar-Ln17,52714350
9/19/2008Seaville, NJ

dmaceld20,72014880
9/16/2008Nampa, ID

Help-with-Goulds-and...12,862100
9/16/2008tampa, FL

Consulting10,283100
9/2/2008Orlando, FL

AlaskaICFREMOTEHouse16,67819380
8/17/2008Wasilla, AK

NC-Pond-House11,740320
8/4/2008Wilmington, NC

MargaritaVilla11,345240
8/4/2008Raleigh, NC

Latest-update12,6588100
8/4/2008Sierra Vista, AZ

ANDREA11,246400
8/2/2008Dallas, TX

The-Ridges14,01211130
7/31/2008Logan, UT

Avenida-Del-Sol15,13513520
7/31/2008Peoria, AZ

dream-home-ohio11,309600
7/30/2008Zanesville, OH

Penetang-Craftsman10,935360
7/27/2008Penetanguishene, ON

Tristan--11,397600
7/25/2008Lebanon, NJ

Dreamy-Design-in-Glo...16,662100
7/9/2008Clifton, VA

need-help-Jim11,870110
7/8/2008Bandon, OR

deltona-fl-custom-ho...12,4674140
7/6/2008Deltona Beach, FL

Ingraham-House-Chape...11,708200
6/29/2008Cary, NC

famborgie10,620100
6/26/2008Lockhart, TX

95821-Addition21,8597140
6/24/2008Sacramento, CA

Cajun-Homestead19,01012930
6/22/2008Lafayette, LA

West-Texas-Ranch-Hou...12,824110
6/18/2008Andrews, TX

Quail-Bluff-Pasco12,6329290
6/10/2008Pasco, WA

Spyders-Web10,534100
6/10/2008Norman, OK

mike-and-tori-darnle...13,064510
6/2/2008Rainbow, CA

Lin-Washington10,573100
5/29/2008Fresno, CA

Capernall-House11,421420
5/15/2008Belleville, MI

Hidden-Valley-Texas10,717100
5/7/2008Southlake, TX

cosdreamhome41,342731470
5/5/2008Colorado Springs, CO

Sowle-Family-House13,213590
4/29/2008South Burlington, VT

Cyberdoc-Residence10,909200
4/25/2008San Diego, CA

Fortune-House10,946100
4/17/2008Mooresville, NC

Joeb28,748400
4/15/2008Oakland, FL

Alvin-House11,189200
4/14/2008LaPorte, TX

Thomas-Home--Raintre...21,242271800
4/9/2008Lee's Summit, MO

Greg--Kathys-New-Hou...12,173200
4/3/2008Barryton, MI

Where-is-Waldo28,29344830
4/2/2008Marion, OH

Nimmerrichters-Fores...10,043100
4/2/2008Waldorf, MD

Mayfield-House10,654100
3/31/2008Mayfield, UT

beamanhouse10,688100
3/27/2008Manistique, MI

Kanak-ICF--Virginia15,461900
3/26/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Sheldon-St15,282300
3/21/2008Orlando, FL

Bert-25,826310
3/20/2008Southern, CA

Our-Ohio-ICF-home21,98920270
3/20/2008Mansfield, OH

ericdc11,187310
3/8/2008Uniontown, PA

EurekaHouse-ICF15,0545150
3/6/2008Berkeley, CA

Superstition-Views15,377281600
3/6/2008Mesa, AZ

Blue-Springs-Project12,8578230
2/24/2008Broken Arrow, OK

Our-House10,537100
2/24/2008Miami, FL

httpownerbuilderbook...13,282830
2/19/2008Clayton, NY

JourneyBackHome10,380100
2/3/2008Oviedo, FL

Collier-Home12,836110
2/1/2008Little Rock, AR

DDs-ICF12,367330
1/27/2008New Smyrna Bch, FL

EurekaMT-Timberframe12,0041430
1/24/2008Augusta, MI

The-Larnerd-House13,4785210
1/21/2008Newport News, VA

Casa-Bella11,314100
1/14/2008Pueblo West, CO

Gordon-Lake-House15,33117510
1/3/2008Oakland, IA

STEPHANIES-DREAM12,52917570
12/30/2007Lower Burrell, PA

Florida-Waterfront-C...14,921310
12/29/2007PB, FL

6158-in-Montgomery-T...11,270410
12/23/2007Conroe, TX

ClearwaterHills13,683260
12/14/2007Paradise Valley, AZ

BobDonna9,953100
12/12/2007Sacramento, CA

AboveTheAppleTree9,941100
12/8/2007La Farge, WI

Casa-Nostra12,205230
12/2/2007Bangor, PA

Building-the-Dream-i...13,742700
11/29/2007Gladstone, OR

Ingram-Fleming-ICF-H...16,344480
11/29/2007Plant City, FL

inniagara9,432100
11/24/2007Niagara Falls, ON

SchnabelEstate10,550240
11/16/2007Avon, IN

WeAreBuildingAgain21,34127560
11/15/2007Orlando, FL

Lake-Pleasant10,507210
11/14/2007Erie, PA

Green-for-Dean10,528100
11/10/2007San Jose, CA

The-Ponderosa12,2938220
11/4/2007Perry, OK

FlagholeRoad10,590260
10/25/2007Franklin, NH

Beckynray11,758300
10/24/2007Powhatan, VA

Spicewood-TX12,242330
10/20/2007Austin, TX

Powderhorn24,127481760
10/4/2007Florida

Luray-VA-1stTimeBuil...14,813730
10/4/2007Luray, VA

kittyfhughesnet10,291250
9/27/2007Noblesville, IN

Scott-Family10,887100
9/25/2007Trinity, AL

Taking-the-Plunge13,3916180
9/18/2007Springfield, OH

RozBuildingAdventure10,766100
9/14/2007San Pablo, CA

Helpful-Tips11,854200
9/13/2007Encinitas, CA

Poplar-Creek-Farm13,8055250
9/10/2007Oakland Park, FL

TheWillemsHome21,4981750
9/10/2007Galloway Township, NJ

ComfortHome11,334200
8/30/2007Dublin, OH

10000-sq-feet36,29922260
8/26/2007La Habra Heights, CA

Bird-house12,4523400
8/22/2007Ithaca, NY

Circle-S_ICF_House35,732462640
8/21/2007Sparta, IL

New-England-Saltbox10,742100
8/16/2007Columbia, SC

RamblewoodatJeterFar...11,5516330
8/10/2007Kansas City, MO

Kraemer-Collinwood-H...11,146200
7/21/2007Delano, MN

BigOakBuilderTX14,758270
7/20/2007Wharton, TX

Johnson-Family-Dream10,996100
7/20/2007Normal, IL

19225-ROBERTSON-ST17,68814250
7/12/2007Orlando, FL

Thattle-Dew-Farm10,946220
7/12/2007Halls Harbour, NS

WindyJ14,91911260
7/2/2007Knoxville, TN

Vistoso-Green-Home12,245310
6/28/2007Tucson, AZ

Lewis-Chapel-House16,450200
6/25/2007Dunlap, TN

father-daughter10,502200
6/25/2007Loveland, CO

davewhite11,481100
6/24/2007Nanaimo, BC

NutmegWedgefieldOrla...12,466600
6/22/2007Orlando, FL

4600SF-Dream-Home-in...14,551410
6/19/2007Mooresville, NC

Coeur-dAlene-Idaho-H...12,329240
6/13/2007Coeur d Alene, ID

Tampa-Bay13,917490
6/10/2007Ruskin, FL

Dream-In-Progress14,351540
6/7/2007Shawnee, KS

todd-in-tullahoma10,871100
6/4/2007tullahoma, TN

TheOwens11,656300
6/1/2007Dickson, TN

Country-Cleaver11,776140
5/29/2007Springfield, IL

South-Dakota-Lake-Ho...12,0466110
5/23/2007Sioux Falls, SD

Gods-Home11,193200
5/18/2007Eustis, FL

hammock11,038110
5/14/2007Martinez, GA

Grove-St-Rocklin11,120300
5/13/2007Orangevale, CA

Gardeners-Delight11,959330
5/13/2007Norristown, PA

Newman-Family11,971100
4/26/2007oralndo, FL

do-over-house12,598200
4/25/2007Roseville, CA

Mountain-Building11,357370
4/21/2007Hiawassee, GA

Alaskan-Log-Home12,677120
4/15/2007Tok, AK

Warner-Dream12,871600
4/11/2007Astatula, FL

RehmannSchreiner13,86618150
4/2/2007Maple Grove, MN

outspokenbikeguy13,5244140
3/29/2007Sanford, FL

SmelltheForest35,775471480
3/23/2007Colorado Springs, CO

PolkCityProject15,1787110
3/21/2007Norcross, GA

DwaynePam12,003200
3/21/2007Normal, IL

cypressknoll11,074100
3/20/2007Palm Coast, FL

candlepower19,071241550
3/20/2007Lansing, IA

Team-Rosa11,947200
3/19/2007Springfield, VA

GLOUCESTER11,631120
3/17/2007Newport News, VA

Ohiodreamhome12,0134140
3/16/2007Reynoldsburg, OH

Gypsy-Love12,501110
3/12/2007Highland, NY

Forrest-Towne11,678220
3/10/2007Brinnon, WA

Dreams-Come-True10,947100
3/8/2007Glen St Mary, FL

Almost-A-Country-Gir...10,957100
3/7/2007Addison Township, MI

BrandonBuildingBlog11,755100
3/4/2007Layton, UT

SafecreteHouse13,002300
3/4/2007Raleigh, NC

newbie-12,104100
2/21/2007North Plains, OR

BuzzardsNest14,354310
2/14/2007Saint Lucie, FL

woodfamilyhome12,467200
2/10/2007Keno, OR

vegascastle11,778100
2/3/2007Henderson, NV

newsteel17,748100
1/28/2007Florence, SC

Dream-Home-200712,276100
1/27/2007Gwynn Oak, MD

DelgadosAdobeAbode12,676200
1/18/2007San Diego, CA

bobindeltona14,902250
1/14/2007Deltona, FL

Highland6412,387300
1/8/2007New Orleans, LA

SmallProjectSilverSp...17,7181020
1/7/2007Silver Springs, NV

BeehlerHome22,64211640
1/3/2007Kalamazoo, MI

eveningshade11,990110
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Hoping for Slab tomorrow...

Posted to Warner-Dream by Shawn in Astatula, FL on 4/11/2007

Well we have everything done up to getting the slab. Hoping to pass inspection tomorrow and pour concrete at 9 am. I pray it works out the way my husband has planned. My daughter and I are going to Sea World tomorrow because she is on spring break and I promised I would take her. I am sad I am going to miss the pour, but hoping it will be all done when I get back. We are dreaming about the block being up by the end of next week but I won't believe it till I see it. Anyway, guess that is it for now. Will try to upload some pictures another day when I have more time.


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Let the problems begin....

Posted to Warner-Dream by Shawn in Astatula, FL on 3/26/2007

Okay. Well in my last post I told you we had the footers dug and were ready for inspection.. Yeah right. Well we did and they were, but then on the day of inspection our homeowners' president showed up and told us that our house wasn't far enough off the round. Well as far as zoning was concerned it was, but not for them.

So we had to pull all the steel rebar out and rebury it and have it surveyed again and start all over. We now have our stem wall up and hopefully the dirt will be brought in tomorrow and filled. Then Wednesday if all goes well, but not holding my breath, the plumber can come in and start. I know it's a big job and that I have to just try to take things slow and remember this is going to take time. But Heaven knows I am an impatient person. Like Bianca on "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" I want it and I want it NOW. My best friend laughs at me, because she has owner-built before and she knows it is not going to happen that way. And slowly I am getting the picture but a girl's gotta dream.

Oh, and we also got our well today. That is two things in one day. I say that is progress. Okay, that's it for now. Hoping to have lots more to post very soon.


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Have permit and broke ground...

Posted to Warner-Dream by Shawn in Astatula, FL on 3/9/2007

Well yesterday was the big day. We were able to pick up our permit and get our footers dug the same day. We have called for our inspection and hope to pass that so we can pour them today. This of course is my husband's theory. I guess having concrete at your disposal helps move this part along pretty fast. I am so excited to actually be doing something. But then I think am I really ready to start. Do I have the right people picked? Will they still need the work and are they ready to start? I guess I will soon find out. I will need to reread my Owner-Builder Book now that it has been a few months. Well off to my new job, The House.

Shawn


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We have submitted for permit

Posted to Warner-Dream by Shawn in Astatula, FL on 2/5/2007

Well we finally submitted for our permit last Wednesday. We haven't heard back from them yet for what we have to fix but I am glad it is finally in there being reviewed. We have found a neighborhood where they are building our house with a few changes. I am glad in many ways, because it is almost done so I can see what they have done with the house and what I would like to change. I can also see how big the rooms are and where I would put what. It is great to have a visual to see all the elements of our future house. The upstairs is nothing like ours but that's okay.

Anyway just wanted to put in an update. Hopefully in the next couple weeks we will be breaking ground. Oh yeah, I put my twins in preschool today, so I will have time to run the job site and run all the errands I need to get done. Will post again after I get the permit.

Shawn


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Yes, Dear, I got the plans....

Posted to Warner-Dream by Shawn in Astatula, FL on 1/15/2007

Well today was the day my hubby surprised me with an afternoon visit and in his hands were my precious stamped plans. Of course there will need to be a couple of changes. They put the wrong lintel schedule in and considering we own the precast plant that makes the lintels, you'd think they would have put in the right manufacturer. I think he was just trying to stick it to us one more time. But we can submit with what we have. Now I have to get in high gear and get the bank moving and get all of that in order so I can permit. But now that I have final plans I can get honest bids and know where we stand with this.

Lisa, we own a precast business... we will be doing block. And will be doing a stem wall for the foundation. I also have an older daughter who just turned eight in October so I know how you feel. She is the best big sister ever and could not imagine having the twins without her there to play with them and help when she can.

Well I am so happy I have plans. I went and bought The Owner-Builder Book this weekend and have been devouring it. Though just reading the part of what it takes to be an owner-builder kinda made me rethink it. Not sure I possess most of those qualities, but I will have to fake it I guess. Well until the next thing comes up, that's all for now.


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Do you have the plans???

Posted to Warner-Dream by Shawn in Astatula, FL on 1/12/2007

Okay I will start this blog with the question I ask my husband every day. Do you have the plans? For at least three months now that is how our conversation at the end of the day begins. Or, did you talk to the architect? What did he say?

Okay now I will explain why I ask that question. We purchased our plans for our dream house in April of 2006. This was right after we fell in love with our future neighborhood. We jumped in with both feet no question about it, and boy do I wish we researched more first. Okay, we found our house online and loved it. There were pictures of the house that someone had built and it is beautiful. So we bought the plans after looking at different ones day and night for a few weeks. And we mostly looked for what we wanted in the house, not the possible downsides of buying what we wanted.

So we bought the plans, closed on our 5.25 acres and are ready to build, right? Wrong, I am so naive. Find out we need an architect to bring these to Florida code and other things - okay, easy enough. We are in the concrete business, so we ask a customer for a reference and he gives us one. Well my husband met him without me, and of course came back with a contract for me to sign and added 1,000 sq feet to the house by way of a huge game room and theater room. This I can live with because we have three girls and many years from now when they are teenagers I am the mom that wants them at my house where I can see what they are doing instead of someone else's.

Well it's now been nine months and after only making two changes to plans we bought online with the CAD file, we still have no plans. And every day my husband talks to the architect, he says he will have them tomorrow. If there wasn't so much time and money wrapped up in these plans, I would just tell him to go away and on Wednesday I was ready to do just that. Anyway today he says he of course will have them tomorrow and that he switched engineers because they were the ones holding it up. (For three months now he has told us they are at the engineer just waiting to pick them up).

So I sit and wait. I have actively started getting bids, which is hard without final plans, but doing my best. We have twin one-year-olds and I think I will have to put them in daycare for me to handle all the running once this project actually begins. I pray one day it will begin. Well that is where we are at now. I hope to be able to keep up with the progress on here. It was good therapy just typing it all out.


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