We are still waiting for the permit...
Our project is in that anxious phase between submitting to the City and receiving a permit to build. This is a very frustrating phase because there is so little feedback to us as owners of the project. We submitted to the City in October, and hoped to have a permit in hand in November and be able to start construction. Our wonderful builder, Gai Kirkegaard, is as eager to proceed as we are; he is equally frustrated with the City of Folsom and the on-going challenges that are put before us. We really do want to build a house, and we really do want to pay a boatload of fees to the City. It is reasonable to think that the City staff would be supportive and receptive to our small project as we are putting people to work and generating much needed fee revenue for the City.
Meanwhile, the clock is ticking. This phase of a construction project is not supposed to take long, unless your project is in wholesome Folsom! Today is December 2, 2010; With any luck we will have a permit by Christmas and we will wait for the rains to subside so that the subcontractors can start our foundation. The pressure will be on to finish by 7/1 so we can move out of the rental an into our home.