Monday, March 25, 2013

Hey Wait Up!

If you've ever built or remodeled a house then you know that a part of the process involves waiting...and waiting.  I'm not good at waiting.

Our little cottage was moved onto its lot in early October...

It was raised on temporary railroad tie-like wood in mid-October...

 and then, once he could see the structure from underneath, our architect began to fine-tune the remodeling plans showing where the piers would be placed, how we would anchor the house to the piers, wiring, plumbing etc--everything you would need if you were building a new house--not the exciting, fun part but certainly one of the most important parts of the process.

 Once the plans were drawn up in mid-November we met with our contractor, Anthony Sapone, owner of Catskill Builders, to discuss everything and make any changes we wanted to make to the floor plan, etc.  

Anthony and Henry
 It was important to make these changes before the final plans were drawn up and submitted to Tybee to avoid unnecessary expense and delay.  And, of course, we had to have the plans approved by the City of Tybee and get a permit before any of the work could be started.

And so we waited, and waited...but in the end it was okay because we had a busy Thanksgiving and Christmas...and then finally right after the first of the year...

Our plans were approved and we were given our permit to renovate and to tie into the city utilities!  Whew!  and Yaaaay!

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