The infrastructure phase seems to have been going on forever. It’s all important stuff – electric, water, heating and air conditioning. And it comes with a lot of decisions. Exactly where do we want outlets placed? And where should the switches be? And which outlets should they work? It was a longer (and harder) thought process than I expected. Don’t you just walk into a room and flip on the light? But now we had to figure out – if we turn the light on at the bottom of the stairs, do we want to be able to turn it off at the top of the stairs? And if we wake up in the middle of the night and hear a noise in the back pasture – do we want to run down to the kitchen to flip on the flood light – or would it make sense to have a light switch for the flood light in the bedroom, too? (Thanks, cousin Bruce – for that great idea!).
So now the walls are going up, the windows are going in – and we even have doors. It’s starting to feel like a real house. I can step through a doorway and feel the size and space of a room – some rooms feel bigger than I expected (the Master Bedroom), some rooms feel smaller (the Family Room). All of this comes with a bit of anxiety – is the furniture going to fit?