The Ashland House: An Update

Finally, another update, right?!  I just know all of you have been patiently waiting by your screens to see what is going on with The Ashland House.  Well, plumbing and electric are almost complete!  Framing of the interior walls is also complete (as far as I know).  The kitchen design is almost finalized and the appliances have been purchased.  Oh, I also picked out all the plumbing fixtures and the new roof shingles.  The sky lights have arrived and will be installed in conjunction with the new roof.  The roofers will start within the next week.  All of the windows and rear exterior door have been ordered.  Those should be installed in October.

All of that progress and yet I have a slight case of the sads because it’s not likely we will be in by the first of the year.  It is what it is.  The two things I have continually heard from “everyone” are:

#1.  You will go over budget and

#2.  You will not be able to move in by the date you were originally given.

I realize I have 2 options:

Option #1.  Be stressed

Option #2.  Be grateful

Of course I’m going with option #2!!!  I am so grateful that our family is fortunate enough to have the opportunity to do these amazing things such as rehab a house, send our child to a good school, have careers that we enjoy – you get the picture.  Most importantly we are healthy.  Good news!  Woo hoo!  Yippee!

Thanks for reading and Have a Joyful Day!

xo Whitney

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    1. Jellyfish Mama

      Wow that’s a lot of work done! And don’t worry, big projects always end up lasting way longer than you initially expected :p When my parents built their house we expected to move in by August but we were still not finished with everything in mid-October! That’s life.. It’s good to try and be grateful instead of stressed :p

    2. maidsdayoff

      You know what they say: “good things come to those who wait.” It will be stunning and you will be glad you took the time to get it right. Looking forward to seeing it come together!

    3. Dr Meg Sorick

      Yep ditto to what the others said! Good for you keeping up a positive attitude. It’s so easy to get frustrated especially when you’re sooooooo looking forward to something! But better to do it right than do it fast! 🙂

      1. Whitney Parchman Post author

        Thanks! My patient Canadian husband has been a good influence on me. Well that and the fact that I’d rather not do something unless it is done correctly. 🙂 xo Whitney