project addition: gettin’ legit


Progress is moving along on the construction documents for the addition project. Carving out the time to work on them continues to be a challenge, but we’ve made good progress lately. I really, really want to post updates here but I have a mental block about doing it. Carving out the thinking (and doing) space for this is hard enough; when I start to write about the project here I end up telling myself to shut up and get back to work. I promise a gloriously detailed update once the drawings are in someone else’s hands for a bit – probably when they are out for pricing. I’ll need to write to blow off some nervous energy.

There are so many decisions to be made on this project. It makes me a little nervous, even though we both do this kind of work for a living. I’m doing my best to trust in the process so that I can push forward on things. It’s starting to feel more real now, and that’s helping me keep the energy level up.

On the docket for this week and next:

1. Drawings are going out to the structural engineer for input on the seriously large openings we’re making into a masonry bearing wall. That sounds inexpensive.

2. Meeting with the contractor to go over the current drawings and discuss possible timeline for the construction.

3. Discussion on HVAC options for the addition + relocation of existing condensers and possible replacement of old equipment.

Coming soon:

1. Zoning Packing Submittal (Hopefully this next week, fingers crossed that we get our neighbors’ support.)

2. Coordination of key items with product reps (like the Nana Wall system).

3. Completion of construction documents for pricing and permits.

4. Four billion decisions / drawings on cabinets, finishes, appliances, etc.

5. An update post(s) with visual aids!

2 Responses to project addition: gettin’ legit

  1. Wow! That sounds like a lot! Good luck!

    • thirdstoryies

      I sort of hate making lists. It does sound like a lot!

      Side note: Hope you guys are settling in well and having fun adventures!

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