Whew! What a past few months it has been for my husband, Taylor, & me. Without going into too much detail, I’ll say that we had two family health-related situations (completely non-COVID related) that required us to step in quite a bit. We’ve had to change the focus of our time, but of course, we’ve been glad to do it. Family always comes first.
Another big change that’s happened is that Taylor also got a new job (yay)! He used to work for a facial recognition company, but now leads the sales team for a gun detection company. On the side, he also started a security podcast this year, and it’s done very well. He’s very passionate about what he does both full time and part time and he’s good at it. And really.. that’s all you can ask for!
the moving deets:
All the while, Taylor and I’s apartment lease ran up January 3rd. Unfortunately, our house isn’t done yet. So here’s what’s going on: Back in November, we had to decide if we wanted to renew our lease. Because of COVID, we had absolutely zero timeline of when our house would be done. We knew the *average* build time (non-COVID) would be about 4 months (after permitting was done), so it *technically* could have been done as early as February. But of course, we were aware that COVID could cause major material delays. However, we still decided it wasn’t worth the risk to renew the lease. We know that buying a house is a big deal – and we cringed at the thought of paying both a rent and a mortgage. Sure, we could have done it.. but that would be a waste of money.
Therefore we decided we’d pack up, and move down to Houston until the house is finished. We’re fortunate that my parents have a small outhouse (“The Casita”, as we call it) that we could stay in. Obviously, moving back into our parents house 6 years out of college wasn’t our first choice – but it’s temporary. My parents welcomed us with open arms, and we’re very grateful for that.
So.. that’s why we’ve just moved!
Just a few days ago, we received an update from our builder. Just as we had imagined – we’ve run into a few delays. Our builder was trying to figure out when the electrician could get our AC Unit in, and our brick still has no timeline for when it will even be shipped. From our understanding, people have been building like crazy due to the low rates. It was an unexpected turn of events for these construction material companies (all brought on by the ‘rona). Although it’s great for them to have more business, there’s a low supply/high demand situation going on.. so things are moving much slower than normal. The home is looking like it will be done in late April. Of course, this is a lot later than we hoped for, however it’s no one’s fault.
From my experience in construction, I know it’s best to NOT rush things. So we’ve decided we’re going to hunker down, and be as patient as possible. We’re loving seeing it come together this far, and we’re going to do our best to get up to DFW as much as we can to check on it. I can’t wait to share more of our journey and plans along the way! Make sure you subscribe to stay updated 🙂