Building Oak Haven – rain delays

Having moved to Texas during a drought, I am definitely not one to complain about the rain. It’s always welcome and often prayed for.  Although, we can do without the marble sized hail.

Because of the rain, things have been a bit delayed. But we’re getting closer. Today we had the pre-pour final inspection and engineering inspection.  Some issues were identified/fixed and we should be good to go for next week. We’ve contacted 84 Lumber, to let Craig know to schedule delivery of our framing materials.

During the delays, we discovered that we somehow failed to communicate an important piece of information: the location of the master tub drain. We picked out a center drain tub, however our house plans show an end drain. Amidst the excitement of actually starting the house, we didn’t tell the plumber. I would advise future builders to pick out the master tub early and be sure its indicated on the plans correctly. We have an awesome plumber and he was very gracious in adjusting the drain to the right location. Thank you, Miguel with Miranda Plumbing. You’re the best.

We have been very pleased with the recommendations UBuild It has made so far, with regards to the subcontractors. They have been outstanding and we enjoy working with them.

All of our research and decisions are coming to fruition. In addition to the framing materials, we will also place the order for our doors and windows, as well as tubs and plumbing fixtures. I went over everything one more time, hoping to catch anything we may have missed.  And also to be sure I am still happy with all the choices.

Patio steps to back yard

Patio steps to back yard

Before the foundation is poured, Jon and I plan to tuck some scripture verses in various places. We are so thankful to be able to build our home on Oak Haven and we want it to be dedicated to the Lord from the ground up.


Homes are built on the foundation of wisdom and understanding.
Proverbs 24:3


About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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