Finally, a moment to breathe; but not for long.
It was a lot to gather but we managed to get it done. Daniel has been on the ball every second and every hour of the day to get everything ready to start building.
We received our civil and storm-water management grading plans yesterday. Right after picking those up, Daniel and I drove to the township to hand them all permit applications, floor plans, civil and storm-water plans along with a sweet hefty check. Who would have thought you have to pay the township’s engineer to check our hired engineer’s work. Separate permit fee’s for each General Contractor. A “township” well permit fee on top of already paying a well permit through the Buck’s County Department of Health. I guess everybody gets a buck or two. SO ANNOYING!
Now, we play the waiting game.
The first time in 5 months where we have nothing left to work on… but to wait. There is no guarantee of how long the township will take on processing our paperwork but someone there did mention 2 weeks. Hopefully that is the case because the days are slowly approaching winter. Please keep your fingers crossed for us!
On top of the waiting game we are able to choose our house number! IT’S SO EXCITING! Something I would have never though I’d be doing.
Hopefully I have some good new soon!!
Stay tuned and thanks again for reading!
The 3 D’s
(Daniel, Dana, and Danny)
Building your spiritual house is easy. Bricks and mortar are your boundaries. Self-love and care are the windows on which you see your world. The roof is The Universe covering and keeping you safe from harm. Making that house a home is creating what you want to experience. Furnish it with love and invite family/friends that will add to Unconditional Love your show yourself and the world. Clear the clutter by working on those negative aspects of yourself and, by all means, be comfortable in your own skin…..something that no one else can do for you. If you need to, ask for help. I am always there to guide and support you. ~ Creator
via Building Your House — The Creator Writings
September 25, 2017
We made settlement!
Four months later we finally have our forever. During these past four months of going through approvals, appraisals and so on, Daniel was able to establish a good relationship with the owner. He met Daniel on the lot one day to even walk him around. He gave us a referral to a civil engineer who already knew the property well. That was important to us because we are cutting close to winter time and need to get started immediately. During this time, Daniel was meeting several people up there so we had a few estimates to work with once we signed.
So we can officially say it’s the start of this wild and crazy journey ahead. It was the last hot day of 2017. Settlement was schedule for mid- afternoon. It took about 30 minutes! After settlement Daniel and I took a ride to celebrate on our land. We took pictures, popped some champagne, and Dan shot his gun. Visit my instagram page @memorydowngreenlane for a short video clip. It sure was a day we will never forget. The second most best day of our lives to date.
To my dearest Daniel,
I wanted to say Thank you. If it wasn’t for your hard work and determination we would not be here today. Always reminding me that “this will pass” and we will have our time. Never doubting yourself and always staying self motivated. You inspire the people around you. I’ve seen it myself. You are a great mentor and a true best friend to me. Your authentic with your work and I couldn’t be more proud to stand behind you.
It was hard going to family functions, reunions, birthday parties, and even just being alone on the weekends without you. It was even harder to explain to family and friends where you were. Most of the time I was explaining and I didn’t even understand it myself. But you, you knew what you were doing. You were waking up every morning, lacing those boots at 6 am, all for our family’s future. Your 100+ hour work weeks for the last 10 years have paid off for you.
You are remarkable Daniel. I am blessed and utterly fortunate to have found you in life. You have taught me so much about life, people and most importantly myself. I commend you for always staying true to who you are. I can’t say enough of how proud I am of you. It must be the best feeling to have defeated anyone in your past who told you that you would be no one. To Danny and me, your our everything. I love you so much. I can’t wait for forever.
Since making settlement, Daniel was able to spread some millings out to fabricate our driveway. We made a family day of it. Our nephew, Jordan, helped load the equipment on the trucks and headed towards the lot with Daniel early in the morning. Danny and I came later on that morning to bring lunch. We had lots of fun watching the boys work, throwing rocks, and blowing bubbles!
We have our septic and final floor plans. We should be getting our civil plans by the end of the week so we can submit to the township! Stay tuned for some before and after shots!
Thank you for reading!
With Extra LOVE,
The 3 D’s
It’s been 38 days since we first stepped foot on Lot 52; 55.15 acres of pure bliss. Everything we ever dreamed of was right in front of us. The thought of building our own home was slowly becoming a reality. For Daniel to be able to walk outback and go hunting on his own property was always one of his biggest dreams. It just plain out felt right from that moment on.
From the second we opened the car door you could hear nothing but birds chirping, woodpeckers pecking, streams rolling, and then “BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!” I asked Dan, “What was that?” He smiled and said, “Gunshots.” I knew this is where we belonged.
We walked the Lot for over an hour. There is a creek that runs directly through the north end of the property. The property is abundant with white tail deer and wild turkey. Behind L52 is a 58 acre historic preserve.
I started this blog because this could potentially be our forever. We have built our relationship foundation, our parenting foundation and now we are hoping to build our homes foundation from the ground up. I want to be able to share our up’s and down’s throughout the process of buying land and building a new home with friends, family, and curious bloggers. We are keeping our prayers tight and our hopes high for in just a few weeks we could be turning a new page in our lives. Stay tuned.
With much love and respect,
The three D’s
(Dana, Daniel, and Danny)