Goodbye dirt, hello BASEMENT! That’s right, our dirt is no more, replaced instead by a basement! Tribute, our builders, have put in about 20 foundations so far, there are about a dozen houses framed, and more coming all the time.We dropped by yesterday, and the foundation had just been poured earlier that day. The next step will be for the forms to come off, and the dirt to be back-filled around the foundation. We’re probably another month away from having a frame, but that will go very quickly.

We’re just a little over 5 months away, and everything looks like it’s going according to plan…but all is not wine and roses in our world. Our landlords who live downstairs are expecting a baby in November, and they would like to take over the whole house, meaning we may be out on our ears! We’re going to look for something, and probably just put most of our stuff into storage, and just live like paupers for a couple of months. In the end, it may end up saving us some extra money, which will put us ahead when we move in, so maybe it’s a blessing in disguise.

We’re doing really well on our savings plan, and are $5,000 away from our goal of 25% down. At the rate we’re saving, we should have the entire amount by mid-June, and everything we save after that will be gravy.