The subject of tonight’s blog is the tiny home.
Writing about it is probably going to take the spring out of my step, the joy out of my heart, and wipe the smile off of my face. When I have finished outlining, as promised, the good, the bad, and the ugly, I will surely eat several of the chocolate, chocolate chip, muffins I made today so I could practice using the convection oven before making the move to the tiny home. The TH has a stove top range, and a microwave/convection oven, but no regular oven. Wouldn’t you know it? My practice yielded eighteen beautiful and delectably moist, muffins. I haven’t eaten all eighteen yet, but that is how I test the success of my practices.
I made these fake desserts the other day.
Here is a list of things that have to be completed before we move from the RV to the TH.
- The pier and beam foundation has to be corrected. The concrete bars were poured for an eighteen foot wide TH. Ours is seventeen feet wide. The construction manager came to the site last Friday and explained to Kip and me how it will be corrected. He said this as we waded through deep puddles of water from the downpour the night before. Anyway, they have to replace the rebar that go down into the ground below the bars, so they will be in the correct position. When that is all corrected, they will anchor the house. If you want to understand what I’m saying, but you don’t…call Kip.
- Next, FHA will send out an inspector to approve the correction. Who knows how long that will take?
- When the contractor gets the written approval from FHA, we can get the electricity and the water and sewer hooked-up. Again…we will depend on the kindness of others as far as the timeline is concerned. We are supposedly on the work schedule for the electric company and the water/sewer company. Let’s hope that doesn’t have to be re-set.
- When the first three items are completed, we can move in.
- In the meantime, the RV port/garage, metal building, will be built on the slab that has been poured and is ready and waiting. The concrete driveway can be poured after the electricity is routed underground where the driveway will be.
- I do believe, the last thing that will be completed will be the skirting around the bottom of the house. We don’t have to wait for that to be completed to move in. The tires will be removed when they anchor the house. The hitch was removed today.
So that is it in a nutshell. The BIG variable is the weather. We can’t move through the list if we’re getting significant amounts of rain, which is in the forecast for the next several days. I’m trying not to get depressed about the weather, but I need to be realistic. Ninety-percent chance of precipitation is a pretty strong indicator.
We are entirely comfortable in the RV and the pets don’t know there is anything better waiting for them out there. They, however, are used to traveling in this thing. They can’t figure out why they’re waking up and looking out at the same rather boring scenery day after cotton picking day. I mean the poor things need a break, right? Sorry…that could be some of my own feelings bleeding through.
If I had to be honest, we’ve been far too busy to move. Our days seem to fill up. Why is that I wonder? Why do our days fill up to the brim even when we don’t have to go to work every day?
- We go to the doctor more.
- We have more time to participate in time-consuming things, like belonging to things that consume time.
This was either the Star Wars production or our Christmas Play
- We go to the doctor more. Oh, I already listed that.
- When we talk, we have to say everything twice. We either forget we already said it, or the other person can’t hear us. Either way, it’s time-consuming.
- Never mind…it’s dark now. I can go to bed. I have to get up really early tomorrow to watch it rain.
I have a part-time job. I might have a full-time one, too. Sorry…I can’t hear me.
One more thing………………
Happy Birthday to my dear friend, Pat Davis. You are amazing and I love you bunches.