We have lawn!
We should be able to start moving in there next week:
Looking forward to the Open House on the 16th of September!
With construction mostly complete (there is still completion of the shop/office space, paving and landscaping to be done), the next phase of this project begins. To borrow from DisneyLand, that is simply to make this one of the Happiest Places in the World to live for the residents, caregivers involved and families who participate.
Fortunately, we have some great models on how that can be accomplished with the people we know from other projects. It is a process though, and one that matures and blooms as we get other families involved!
Building a fun living environment is quite a bit more involved than the construction has been and is a process that really never ends. But, it is lots of fun! Getting the community involved and our loved ones involved in the community is part of it. We have a great start on the vocational part too that helps our folks be actual contributing members of the economy to earn their way. Planning vacations, day trips, etc. and more!
If you have interest in this project, it is time to express it. Thanks!
Thanks Jerry Isenhart for the great photos and videos of Ridgeview at Lake Chelan!
Here’s a video: https://goo.gl/photos/Hjxew9wf7rv8Y2ym8
These show the shop going up on the outside, final grading happening, etc. On the inside, finish electrical and plumbing are happening and final cleanup is in 2 weeks with furniture going in after that.
The stone was put on the fireplace today:
And, the soffits above the deck are mostly done:
The cabinets are all installed, trim is going in inside and flooring. There are lots of things coming together at this point in the construction.
Let me know if you want to have a look!
There is lots of news on our Ridgeview Place project in Chelan!
Construction first, cabinets and flooring are going in inside and finish carpentry is getting started. The exterior siding is being completed and paint will start soon after that. The weather should soon cooperate to allow us to finish the slab for the shop area and dig in the sewer connection. It could have an occupancy permit in May! We are even ordering furniture.
This is turning into a home with incredible spaces in one of the most stunning settings in the country!
Here are some photos:
On other fronts, we have some interested families that we have started talking with about possibly participating in the project. We have drafts being done of the much of the associated paperwork.
The vocational side of the project is growing at an incredible pace and is on track to meeting our financial goals for it.
It is an exciting time for this project as it all begins to come together!!
Things continue to move along at Ridgeview. More sheeting on the roof is being done as the rafters are all in place now including over some of the outside areas.
The roof at Ridgeview is pretty dramatic, with tall soaring areas, skylights and other detailing.
It is pretty exciting as I really had not grasped how beautiful the spaces are from the plans.
It looks like we should achieve being basically weathered in by the end of November.
These skylights are quite a ways up!
The foundation has been excavated for the shop/work area as well. Ideally that will also be formed and poured in the next month as well.