This blog has nothing to do with my weight, although in reality it did knock me down, and although I managed to get up and continue on, there were a few side effects.
I know also, that some of you probably think I am getting obsessed about how and when the summer home in Yarnell will ever be finished. It's been such a long haul and it's far from over.
But this is how our beloved summer retreat looked on June 30, 2013 after the "Yarnell Hill Forest Fire" took it's toll, killing 19 fire fighters while it was at it.
Pretty depressing, isn't it? But houses can be rebuilt, so we moved on. And although we signed a contract with a Builder on July 11, 2013 -- our foundation was not even poured until January 23, 2014. Go figure!
By February the framers had been doing their magic, and it was starting to look like a new house going up. But a long way to go.
So from February thru April, things were done, but it all seemed like the work was going in slow motion to me. Months ago the Superintendent told me he estimated April 1st as when we would be painting inside/outside the house, so I was hopeful that we would be moving in by May 1st to the 15th. Not going to happen, as this photo was taken on April 19th, and as you can see, the home has not had stucco or dry wall yet at this point. Painting will probably be more likely the end of May -- only two months off the estimate, no need to get frustrated, right?
I'm the type of person who doesn't have a lot of patience -- I expect immediate results so maybe this will help you understand I'm not being paranoid here. It is taking a lot longer than it ever should have. We don't have much recourse at this stage of the game, but to hold our tongue and keep our tempers under control.
Perhaps if we're lucky we might get to spend a couple of months up there this summer. If not, we will roast in the Phoenix area.