Weather-tight Achieved!

December 18/18

We also call this “lock-up” (but we don’t have the locks on the doors yet).  But we now have windows and exterior doors installed so we feel good about what we have achieved in 2018. Continue reading

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We Beat the Weather!

September 30/18

It’s been a push and not without a bit of stress and anxious moments but the roof sheeting is on and the Ice & Water membrane that seals it up is installed.
Last night we finished it just before the fall rains started again.  Continue reading

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Ready to Roof

September 11/18

Since my last post, we had the second story walls come by crane as well as the garage roof trusses. In 4 hours all was installed on the house.  That was an exciting day as the house is starting to look like it’s final shape instead of a first floor with a deck on top.  Again, we are so thankful for good friends and neighbours that willingly come to lend a hand on Crane Days out of the goodness of their hearts.  Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Second Floor Walls

August 9/18

It doesn’t seem like 5 weeks since those first floor walls arrived.  The summer is half over and we are making great progress despite many distractions. 

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What a Difference a Day Makes!

July 3, 2018







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Out of the Ground!

June 24/18

Who would have thought that Google and YouTube would be teaching Home Building Techniques?

The end of May saw Ross building the pony walls in anticipation of getting ready to install the first floor joists and sheeting.  That went pretty quickly and we found ourselves with some time to plant the garden and do a little yard maintenance.  Our new neighbour had a borrowed bobcat and came over and voluntarily and levelled the ground around the foundation so that the first delivery of materials could get close to the house.  An amazing gift to us.




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Concrete & Dirt…Done!

May 20/18

This month’s beautiful weather helped us get the foundation work finished, the rv washed and our garden in. Continue reading

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A mini update…2247 Enns Road has new owners.  They take possession at the end of this month.  We are feeling so grateful to have that behind us and to not have double the bills coming in, having to turn up the heat for showings and best of all…Karen doesn’t have to keep the lawns groomed this summer on that parcel of land.

Our realtor, Terry Chalaturnyk with Royal Lapage in Campbell River has done such a good job for us.  Many accepted offers later…she got us to the closing.  She is so patient and has been a real blessing to us. 

We are seeing that this adventure is coming together one step at a time but never much further ahead than that.  We are exercising our faith muscles and growing better and closer to each other and the One that holds the keys to our new home, because of it.

Thank you for being a part of our journey with us.

P.S. All this happened while Karen was having a little Gramma Time in Saskatchewan – another blessing!

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The Promise of What’s to Come has Started

A Promise of Blessing (and that the land will not flood)!

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AND…We’re Off…

February 16/18

The Seacan Finally Gets it’s Siding…Waiting for Paint

It’s been a busy month…not for us…but for the professionals that handle (look at/assess/change/approve) our home plans. So with nothing better to think about, we have been dreaming of Spring coming and the rains abating allowing us to dig and get started on our home. Continue reading

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