By nice, of course I mean it's nice to be able to feel your fingers and toes.
For those of you new to the site, about a year and a half ago, our family (by our family, I really mean the Ram) started DIYing a duplex for our Moms to live in from scratch, doing everything from digging the giant hole in the ground, pouring a foundation, stacking ICFs and pouring concrete walls (our first time going ICF all the way!), putting a roof on, and everything else to take a completely undeveloped lot and turn it into this.
Yep, that's DIY all the way!
Now we have come a long, long, long way.
But lately, we've been feeling like we've got a long, long, long way to go.
You know, it's like when you build a project, and you get so close to finishing it ... and you just run out of steam. Or should I say sawdust?
Up until now, we've had a sense of urgency keeping us going. Things like get the walls poured before the Alaska winter sets in, or get the roof on (which we did not get done before last winter and had to wait it out until spring), get the siding done before snow falls, and get heat inside before temperatures get too cold.
It was huge when we finally got the Momplex sealed in and insulated.
We all took a big sign of relief, with the pressure of being able to work through the winter off our backs. Oh the relief! And to celebrate and recharge, we took some time off.
But now, as we go back inside the Momplex, it's like we are starting with so much to do, but with no sense of urgency. There's no big cold winter looming over our us anymore. And our Mom's are way too nice to drop hints - what we need is for Mom to start packing her suitcase to get us going!
So here goes.
Our goal is to get one Mom moved in by Mother's Day, exactly two years after starting on the Momplex.
Can we do it? It's your job to keep us going and keep us on track! Hold us to it - One mom moved in by Mother's Day.
Starting .... NOW!