The Planning stage was
complete as far as possible until the sell of our house. Since we
could do nothing about home construction until our other property sold,
we decided to start the ground preparation and erect the perimeter
We hired a contractor to
put a pipe fence around the perimeter of the property and bought a
semi-trailer for a storage facility until our house was completed.
Making sure the trailer was water-tight and secure was the last project
my husband was able to participate in before his surgery.
After the surgery in May
and the 3 month stay in the hospital, I knew I had to get busy selling
our home and get moved over to my son's location.
Our dozer man completed
work on the house pad, barn pad, horse pond, and driveways in the fall
of 2005. Since we didn't know how much money we would have for our
new home, we decided we should hold off completion of the bridge and
landscape pond until the house was actually sold.