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Breaking Ground: Building Our Dream Home with Turning Point

Updated: Jul 4, 2023

Today, we're excited to share with you the latest update on our journey to building our forever home. After many months of research and planning, we found the perfect team to help us bring our dream home to life - Turning Point. We were drawn to them after seeing their work and hearing great references, and we're confident that they're the right team for us. We're working with Dave, Hunter, Roger, and Michael, and we couldn't be happier with our choice.

We began the planning process with Turning Point back in July 2022, and after nine long months, we finally broke ground on our property. It's a surreal feeling to see our dream finally becoming a reality, and we're both excited and nervous for what lies ahead.

To make sure everything goes smoothly, we've decided to split the work between us and Turning Point. They will be responsible for prepping the pad, roughing in electric and plumbing, and building the shell of the house. Then, the Christman family (and anyone else we can wrangle into helping!) will take over and finish the interior. We're thrilled that Turning Point is able to complete the interior framing in our budget, which is a huge relief.

We've been taking plenty of photos throughout the process, so we can share our progress with you. Here are a photo of our homesite from when we first bought it, as well as some shots from the first day of breaking ground.

During the early stages of our building process with Turning Point, we had a funny experience that still makes us chuckle to this day. The day we met with the Turning Point team, we arrived at our homesite only to find that it was so overgrown with briars and vines that it was nearly impossible to navigate through.

To make matters more interesting, my husband Brian was hobbling along on crutches due to a recent injury. As we attempted to make our way through the thick vegetation, Hunter, one of the Turning Point team members, had to pull out a machete to hack away at the vines blocking our path.

As we struggled through the briars and vines, I couldn't help but wonder how on earth Brian was managing to make it through. Meanwhile, I was getting tangled and cut up at every turn. But despite the challenging conditions, we were all determined to reach our building site and begin the process of creating our dream home.

Looking back on that day, we can't help but laugh at the memory of our comical journey through the tangled underbrush. It's a reminder of the challenges we've faced along the way and the determination and perseverance that have brought us to where we are today.

We're so grateful for everyone who has supported us on this journey so far, and we're excited to see what the future holds. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to build our dream home with Turning Point!

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