The more I think about it, the more it seems like the right idea.
I just bought my 3.5 acres of heaven in the country last month and I have been rushing to get things done in preparation of starting my new life in January.
I’ve done a fair amount of brush clearing myself but is is now officially WAY to hot to be outside in Texas.
Temperatures are soaring over 100 degrees and it’s only May. Does this portend a very unpleasant summer? Possibly and most likely. As an alternative I planned to either rent the big equipment or pay someone to do the job. Either way is expensive and I hate not doing things myself.
There’s much more to it. For everything to be in place, I would need the driveway culvert installed, the water hook up, electricity hook up and the foundation slab engineered and installed all by January. Technically it could be done but it would be a rush and a pain. Had my land purchase happened quickly it could have been easily accomplished over last winter.
Alternatively, I could push back my new life just one more year. I really wanted to end my suffering in the city quickly but I guess if I lasted 50 years I guess I could go one more and still be retiring early while I’m still relatively young enough to enjoy it. OK. I’m talking myself into it. One more year of sufferage. It will suck but it may be best.
Starting in October or November, when the planet begins to cool again, I can get out there and get the rest cleared out. Then I can just enjoy the land for a bit. Park my RV out there and have weekend getaways while having the water and power installed. That will also give me time to buy a truck and manage other preparations. I’ll also have another year of salary in the bank for good measure. There is still much to do to prepare my old house for sale as well.
Over the next summer I can get plans in place for the foundation and get that done by mid winter. If done earlier, it can sit and wait for cooler weather. In the Fall I can start framing on weekends and stick it out until the end of the year for my bonus check then sayonara suckers!
I think this will work. Best not to rush things and waste money unnecessarily. It’s also better for my stress level. Make it so Number One.