So … Having chosen an option that pretty well leaves us to our own devices concerning our new forever home, I find myself filling the role of a contractor.
- Schedule new water service install - Check.
- Schedule new electric service install - Check.
- Schedule septic service installation - Check.
- Meet with dozer man; design and schedule necessary earth work for project - Check.
- Complete details on our new home - Check.
And so on.
At times, admittedly, I might be near the outer edge of my comfort zone. At other times, I find I like the process. Like most of the things I’ve done in my life, it’s the waiting I dread the most. Waiting for a call back from someone — whose call-back might mean something will change for another someone — is always tough. Waiting for one important process to get scheduled so we can schedule a second, equally important process is always a little stressful.
Luckily, in the smallish community we are moving to, a lot of the entities we are working with work closely together, at times even coordinating projects together to provide a smooth transition from one to another without us having to take each individual step one after the other. This “flow” will certainly be of benefit. Hearing one of the sub-contractors say something like “I can do that while I’m here” means a lot when one’s mind is one step ahead, trying to figure out how to get that specific item “checked off” as soon as possible. Folks that can help in several areas of expertise while on-site are sometimes a godsend.
I’m not worried. I am absolutely certain things will all work out in the end.
They had better anyway: we’re counting on it.