Yesterday was a big day in the Beckham family. After 2.5 years of research and thought, and 5 months of work, we are finally platted with the city of Fort Worth. Don't ask me how they built this house 33 years ago without getting platted, but they did. Because we were not platted, we were unable to obtain any type of building permit for our lot. This meant no shop, no enclosed porch, no enclosed garage, not even a dog house. So now everything is approved and will be filed on Friday! YEAH!!!!
So the next step is to go before the Board of Adjustments for Fort Worth and ask that we be able to build a shop that is larger and taller than what we are allowed under new city ordinances. It's always some type of red tape...and a fee of course. But as they say, "You can't fight city hall!" We have been told that getting the variance should not be a problem. We plan to go in with letters from all of our neighbors ok-ing the project as well as ariel photos that show MANY buildings like this already in place in our neighborhood. After all, this is the country! We'll keep you posted.
Tonight we are headed to the rodeo. We have gone every year for the past 3 years and always have a great time. The kids love getting to see all the cowboys and horses and when you go on half-price night, it's actually not that bad. I'll try to get some pictures posted tomorrow.
Good helpers - December 14
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