The long wait is behind us. Tomorrow construction begins on our new home addition. Construction is probably not the most accurate term. Day 1 may be more about mobilization and clearing. The dumpster and porta potty will arrive. The old rickety chain link fence will finally be removed. Our existing concrete driveway will get demolished and the ground will be cleared for the new concrete slab.
So tomorrow and most of this week may be more about removal than construction. Prepping the canvas you might say. But hopefully by the end of the week we will have a concrete slab and the beginnings of our new wood fence.
But nervous. All weekend I have felt a little off. And today I was way off.
I’m just nervous man!
Not about any one detail in particular. Just the entire thing.
Will the building get built correctly to the drawings and specs?
Were my drawings sufficient?
Will the contractors show up?
Will the contractors finish on time?
Is living in a construction zone going to drive us bonkers?
Will our neighbors hate us?
I’ve got a lot going on with my professional architecture life. How will I balance all of that?
A lot of questions. It’s going to be interesting.
Should make for some ripe blog material!
By the way. Thanks to everyone who weighed in on our color conundrum. We decided to go with the gray walls and black windows. We are going to use a warm gray so it will have a hint of cream in it.
I really loved everyones responses. There was a pretty even mix and it was cool that everyone had a good reason for their choice. Great stuff.
It’s about to get real y’all!
Steve Ramos AIA, LEED AP
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