Saturday, July 08, 2006


Good morning.

Saturdays are just the best thing.

We saw some really good friends last night who both were in town for conferences and meetings. Of course we had to take them to Esther's Follies, which never fails to delight visitors. If you've never been-even if you think you don't like live or skit comedy, magic, or camp-just go. They do serve booze but you really don't need it.

O.K., the Agave thing is losing its freshness. You know they built the forms to pour our slab, you saw this in the previous post. Now the forms have disappeared! Before they poured the slab! It's just empty, lifeless, and scraped of its vegetation. The story is that they needed to further grade the site before they pour the slab, which is great since a good slab is always preferable.

We just get the sense that this hasn't been a good collaborative effort thus far. It seems like planning and coordination have not been a priority. Wouldn't you think that inspecting and approving the site's grading would be an important milestone to achieve before setting up the foundation? Best practices? It's not like home building is a new market in central Texas.

Also, our Sept 1 closing date has skittered all the way to November-ish. Great. I can deal with all the broken agreements in getting this house built but how do we sell the house we're in? We have two great danes and moving into an apartment for two months isn't an option. I can't help but worry that we're missing the peak selling season of the summer, trying to get a good price on our house during the holidays.

Whatever. At least we have perfect dogs.


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