Rolling into 2018, things became a bit of a blur as I was pulling long days at work, then working with My dad in the evenings to keep the momentum going. Once the rough in Electrical work was completed, we started the long task of insulating the walls:
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After 12 years in our old house, we had finally out grown it. The with two kids taking up the other two bedrooms in our three bedroom house, The Wife was forced to work in the living room (She works from home). This was a less than ideal situation to say the least. The plain truth was the house that we had come to love was no longer working for us.
We had been casually searching ever since our Son was born as we knew this day was coming. After nearly 2 years of close calls, we never found a house that would come close to what we were after. Sure there were houses out there, but the market was heating up enough that folks were asking top dollar for houses that needed either lots of remolding, or had some other looming major repairs (roof or HVAC).
After a false start with another builder, we lucked out and found a lot in a subdivision that would allow for us to be our own builder/general contractor. Basic walk out lot in a subdivision overlooking a farm field:
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After hiking the Nature Trail at Giant City State Park (Link to that Post), we stopped by Boo Memorial Garden (Atlas Obscura Info) near Carbondale IL.
Wow! We were completely blown away at how nicely maintained and well made this park was! Everything was sanded smooth (no splinters to when you bonk you head on something) and there was oodles of things for the kids to find as they ran through the castle. Absolutely worth the stop if you are pass through the area, especially if you have kids under the age of 20.
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