The logistics of managing a home construction site can be challenging. Debris disposal, parking for workers, and staging deliveries, all have to fit in somehow. Frequent, small deliveries of materials are usually necessary due to small lot sizes, to prevent exposure to rain, and to minimize theft after hours. Optimally, whatever is delivered gets installed the same day. Even keeping the dirt from the lot on the lot, and not in the street, must be attended. Existing utility lines and meters must be protected, and there are occasionally overhead power lines to avoid. There may be trees to safeguard. The grass is probably going to take a hit. Neighbors will endure the inconvenience of noise and street congestion.
In the aftermath of so much activity, it is great to move on to the bigger drama we dreamed of before the swarm started–the coming together, the laughter, or maybe just the serenity of perfecting our home space. For those sweet outcomes, we’ll keep juggling the logistics. Dream it, build it, live it.