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About A Home Renovation

It has been nine months since we started our home search and renovation project. You'd think I'd have a ton of stuff to write about, but truthfully, the entire process has just been heartbreakingly slow. Lots of waiting around... but at last, a little bit of headway!

We've been paying carrying costs on the property since June 2007 -- mortgage, property tax, insurance, electric, gas, and water bills -- and we haven't even lived under its roof yet. So, w ith meager pockets and heavy hearts, we present to you our home in its current state.

The permits from City Hall has not yet come through. Dealing with the City is a very trying process. If you remember, we went to City Hall before the christmas holidays to apply for our building permit. The plans had been sent back twice for revisions since then, so we're crossing our fingers this would be the last time we'd have to deal with them, assuming our architect has done his job. In the meantime, our contractor has started reframing both floors of the house. As you have witnessed above, the new studs are up! Hurrah! I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel! But sadly, our contractor could not start on the difficult task of basement underpinning, as this would require THE permit we have been waiting for.

We keep telling ourselves that a few more months of this, and come springtime, we will be moving into our new home. It will all be worth the pain! Serenity now...

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