We’re Homeless!

The building process has been very slow and difficult. First we were given a May finish, then June. Now it's September and we're still renting with no sure finish date in sight. We are calling most of the subs daily — although I don't think that should be our job....

Cost Overruns, Venting, and Living In a Tent

Building a custom home is not for the faint of heart. Seriously. I've decided that building is like having a baby. It's extremely long and painful, but once you're done you forget the pain — just long enough to decide that you'd like to do it again. And when you...

Single Garage Poured – Slow Going

Yesterday the concrete in the third bay in the single garage was poured. I saw one guy smoothing it yesterday afternoon. Looks very nice and, as far as I could tell from a cursory look, no one walked through it. They also scored the concrete in the larger garage area...

Construction & Weather

When we finally closed the construction loan last November, I was sure we had missed the good-weather window and would be sitting around in our rental house watching the snow fall for a number of months. To my surprise, even the famous Utah snow doesn't completely...