We’re building a house!
Last year we sold our home in Moscow and moved into a rental. It was kind of a crazy move, but we wanted to take advantage of the very hot seller’s market in Moscow. The house sold fast — big thanks to Mike Church at Kestral Realty Group for helping us! After almost ten months of waiting on financing details, digging a well on our land, and tweaking plans designed by the AFC team, Anderson Family Construction finally started building our home in March!
I’ve been very busy with my work at Roman Roads during this whole time. Lydia has been an incredible woman, and the very incarnation of Proverbs 31, not only working part-time in Customer Support for Roman Roads while homeschooling four children at home, but also overseeing so many of the logistics of selling, setting up home in a rental, and now preparing to move a third time in 12 months. In a very literal way, this would have been completely impossible without her!
I plan to write and post more about the house but have limited time right now. This is the high selling and conference season for Roman Roads, on top of the normal production and publishing tasks, and we are publishing new curriculum at breakneck speed. This has certainly been an exciting year!
I’m using the ease of snap-n-upload that Facebook offers, posting a decent amount “in real time” to the Foucachon Farmhouse Facebook page. So, if you’re interested in following our build which is advancing VERY fast, follow us there!
I’ll post a few images and videos below, but I want to give a shout-out to Daniel and Austin Anderson and their team at Anderson Family Construction. From initial idea, to design, to execution, they have been amazing to work with. Our home is designed in such a way that we can maximize square footage within our budget while allowing for future expansion (like a garage), and the proportions of each room are beautiful, symmetrical, and classic. We are calling this “Foucachon Farmhouse” because the design–while incorporating some modern aspects–is based on a traditional farmhouse design, which we love. It will beautifully suit the scene upon which it is built, nestled between two creeks, with view on the rolling fields of the Palouse. This home is an incredible blessing to us as our family grows, and we’ve always wanted to live on land. I’ve owned this land for a little over nine years, when I bought it from my father as “ag land” for very little. The zoning change was an answered prayer, allowing us to build, as well as giving us downpayment in the form of (greatly increased) land value. I proposed to Lydia on this land with a ring and a 400lb Cornerstone upon which was inscribed, “The Cornerstone of the future home of Daniel and Lydia Foucachon.” Ten years later, that cornerstone is fitted into the corner of our new home!
Except the Lord build the house,
they labour in vain that build it:
except the Lord keep the city,
the watchman waketh but in vain.