We have been blessed by Ruth and Hugh. They allowed us to live in their house in November while they were vacationing. It's been a great place to wait out the final weeks before our house was delivered to High River.
Today we will focus on cleaning the house and preparing it for Ruth and Hugh's arrival tomorrow. We will depart early in the morning and drive all the way up to my sister's place near Sexsmith, an eight hour journey. Our first stop will be Mayerthorpe and lunch at Crockett House Cafe which we discovered back in September.
McIntyre Crane Services. Darcy and his crew successfully did the shallow trenching required to run power to the house. We hope to have the inspection completed and a meter installed early next week. With power available in the home, all the finishing details can start to get done: in-floor heating, bamboo flooring, tiling, counter tops, etc.
We are at the point of having a clearer financial picture of the entire project. We are over budget owing to the big surprise of having to get water and sewer services to the property and the vital expertise that handled the complicated permitting process. However, we are still under what we would have spent if we had purchased any of the options we were considering in Okotoks. We chose a path that, while difficult, was important and in alignment with our purpose. We wanted to support a company that had a bold vision for a new way of doing modular housing. As it turns out, we ended up being their very first build. It's been an honour being part of their success story. SEED Homes was a great choice for us. We hope we have been a good choice for them. We also wanted to add value to the High River community and our new neighbourhood, and be a part of its continued renaissance following the flood of 10 years ago.