By late March, the snow was melting and I was getting anxious to start building again.
I called Dick, “So, the snow is melting and I am getting ready to pull my trailer up on the property for the summer. When do you think you can start building again?”
“Well, I’ve had some extenuating circumstances come up, and it will probably be late June or early July before we can start building.”
“What extenuating circumstances?”
“I’ve hurt my back and the doctor says I can’t work for three or four months.”
“You aren’t going to do the actual work, you are going to hire a sub to finish pouring the foundation.”
“No, I was planning on doing it myself to save money.”
“It’s my money and I don’t care if you save it, hire a sub.”
He hung up on me.
So, you know the drill by now, I called my attorney who in turn, wrote a letter to Dick, who in turn decided that his back wasn’t so bad after all and he could start work in April if the snow was gone.
I made arrangements to leave my horses where they were for the summer, got my little travel trailer out of storage and started making plans to move out of the hotel and up to the property. The snow started to disappear slowly…
True to his word, for once, when the snow had melted, Dick started working on the foundation. It was so exciting to watch it go up little by little. The house was to be built on a steep hill with a walkout basement, so the walls he was pouring would be the walls of the family room downstairs. I would go up every night after work and just walk around trying to picture what it would be like when it was done.
Here we go again!
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