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Building A Home


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2017 is our year! This has been a long process of praying, planning and waiting for the exact right time.

Things To Consider Before You Start To Build 

Marrigage – Did you plan your dreams with your partner? If not things could get rocky. Marriage is a give and take each must learn to let go. Read How to stay married while building.

Land – Will you purchase the land or use your builders land? If you use the builders land the builder may or may not want you to use their builder and cookie cutter plans. These plans will not be your custom plans.  Do your homework, easements, wetlands, etc., are important before purchasing land with nothing on it.

Working with an architect is not always easy. Just like everything in life you must do some work if your goal is excellence. Interview and research to find the right architect who is willing listen to you, build your home not their creative project.  This is your money. Try to find an architect that actually has experienced building project from beginning to end. Some never get out of the office. 

Learning to read the house drawings. Ask you architect before you start paying and working with him/her to teach you how to read the drawings. This seems to get lost in the middle of the storm of creating the house.

Read your contract

The builder must follow the contract i.e., you asked for a certain size (material) of window, door this must be installed. No cheap stuff can be exchanged without your signature on the contract.

Change orders is a NO, NO. Do not do re-work, make sure all of your house is in 3D to walk around inside your home before signing off on the house. This will save you tears and money. When you have a great builder everything is wonderful. Let the experts take care of your home the first time correctly. The cost to do re-work is too expensive both financially and emotionally.

Live on your land for at least one to two years. Why? Neighbors, noise, weather helps determine where you want to place your home. We lived on our land for two years before construction started, this has been an invaluable experience in determining where to place the home on our farm. Live on your land while your home is being built. 

Do your homework before purchasing your land, easements, wetlands, etc., are important before purchasing land with nothing on it.

The most important person to hire is your builder. Meet people who have used the builder, ask to walk in and see their work.  A good builder will have references. Interview at least three builders in your area.

Finally it’s time to build. Make sure your builders contract reflects you do not want garbage left on your property, loud music blasting, cigarets, food thrown about. Write this on the contract. Install video surveillance! Be sure to keep outstanding records and an outstanding budget. Did you know you will pay tax for building your home? Yes!

Did you know building a home is stressful? Yes! Dreams and reality sometimes do not match depending on your pocket-book. The computer is your friend for design ideas and it’s free. Use this tool save yourself money with a fancy designer. Be sure to send photos to your builder.

Sit back and enjoy watching your home be built.

 

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Serenity Prayer


Please be on the look out for a person or animal in need. We can each be a human angel. Decemeber is Suicide Awareness Month. 

You Can NOT Be Replaced®

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‘No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted’ 

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Prayers For Anxiety And Worry


Prayer for courage and strength!

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I am strong and courageous, and firm; I fear not and am not in terror, for it is the Lord my GOD Who goes with me; He will not fail me or forsake me. DEUTERONOMY  31:6

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sequim10192013 005I will not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own.  Sufficient for each day is its own trouble. 

Matthew 6:34

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Audio Bible Is A Gift From God


Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

After surviving a life threatening motor vehicle accident I was stuck in bed and a chair for most of three years. I attended physical therapy for three years, two and three times a week. I wore my horse riding gloves to the gym when I lifted weights so I could see myself riding again. People are visual learners too! Select GOD Created A Miracle For Me to read about my journey.

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Mind Over Pain And Sorrow:

  1. I had a choice to give up or trust GOD! 
  2. My husband of twenty-four years made the choice to keep our little farm and not give up. He is an amazing man. 
  3. My husband gave me audio of the bible to listen to when I was not strong enough to lift the bible and read it. Select Audio bible.
  4. Our marriage grew stronger not weaker during this time of pain and suffering. 
  5. I learned to not worry about the little things. Pay attention to the good things in life. The news, social media is geared to negative attention. I refused to put any negative information in my head. The pain was constant and this in itself was enough negative energy.
  6. Love Life. Share love, I learned to Blog and I gave free donkey training lessons to people who owned donkeys all over the world. I wanted to continue to use my brain and help others. This is something the bible teaches us. Stop thinking about ourselves and help others. Not easy to do in the beginning but the more you do it the better you feel.
  7. Stop feeling bad about everything I failed at. Let it go! Look forward as GOD gave us eyes in the front of our head for a reason. Learn from our past mistakes but move on!
  8. Meet people, rejoice, laugh, smile and understand that I am lucky. Many people had it much harder than me.
  9. Live my life with a grateful attitude. Surround myself with positive people and energy. 
  10. Dream! Never stop dreaming it is never to late to live your life with passion.

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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More Than Just A Turkey Dinner A Time To Reflect On Our Life


Keep moving forward helping one another as this is what we were created to do move!  Just like the butterfly; some of us fly a little faster, some a little slower but all of us need one another to …

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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