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07

Final Certificate of Occupancy Issued

Posted by Mike on July 7th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Well, we did it!  I just picked up our final CO (Certificate of Occupancy). So as far as the city of Arvada is concerned, we are DONE!  No more inspections (and hopefully no more fees)! Now that does NOT mean we are completely done with the house. We have a long list of things we still need to do. So we’ll be busy for the next couple months, but at least we won’t have the city looking over our shoulders.

On a personal note, I must admit that receiving our CO was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ve always had a dream of building a house. When I walked out of city hall with that piece of paper that proved that I’d actually fulfilled my dream, I became a little emotional. I obviously could have never done this without the amazing support and hard work of Amy. I know it was never her dream to build a house, but she put aside almost two years of her life to help me realize one of mine. I guess it’s only fair since I helped her realize one of her dreams when she met me.  🙂

I’ve been slacking on the updates lately since we’ve been dealing with this CO deadline. So I’ll try an add a few updates from the past month or so and add new ones as we move forward. Thanks for following along.

And one last note. Amy and I realize we didn’t do this alone and sincerely appreciate all the help, encouragement, and enthusiasm our friends and family have given us along the way. Can’t wait for you all to come and enjoy some time with us at our new house.

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