Vacation time over and permits approved!

My family and I just got back from a 2 week vacation. We visited 8 states in 15 days, and went to a fun family wedding along the way. It was so great to see so many of my cousins, aunts and uncles, who I hadn’t seen in years, at the wedding.  The whole trip was awesome and we saw some really amazing sights.  My intent was to blog a few times along the way but *sigh* that did not happen.  I hope you didn’t miss me too much! 😉

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Waiting for Permits Stinks!

We have been waiting for permits for weeks.  It stinks!  Apparently this is normal in the county in which we live, but it still stinks.  You’d think since it is so hot here in the summer that it would be a slower time for builders, making it easier to get permits, but that is not true.  Many of the luxury high-rise condo’s here have restrictions that state no renovations during ‘season’.  Season here is approximately November thru April/May.  That is when all the ‘snowbirds’ from up North fly south for the winter.  This means more contractors submitting things for permitting to the county in the summer, just like us.   There is also tons of new construction here all the time making it hard to get permits year round. One last thing is that the county where we live is HUGE, at least it is way larger than counties in Massachusetts where we grew up.  Our county is roughly the size of Rhode Island or maybe even larger which makes it approximately 1/3 the size of the entire state of Massachusetts.

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