Friday, February 27, 2009

Day 6 - Back on Schedule

Wesley and Garrett checking out the re bar work
The front porch!

Family inspection...except Wes, he was at home working on a school paper that is due in two weeks...he can't be my child.

It looks like we are opening a nature trail instead of building a house!

The "official" sign...

Well I am sure this will never happen again. But the building inspector showed up after a funeral yesterday and we got the ok to go ahead and start the concrete which is suppose to happen today after Bug Buster comes and kills all the critters. After the snow storm we are suppose to get Sunday and Monday they are suppose to start laying concrete blocks on Tuesday.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lets Rock

I know....How cliché.

Day 5

Foundation Work...

Goodness how the week is flying by. However, we already have our first delay. The building inspector who was suppose to come today isn't coming until tomorrow. Mr. Tony said that we will have three more inspections of just foundation before we even start structure. So, they were laying re bar today, inspector and Bug Busters (exterminators) tomorrow. Mr. Tony also said Wesley had to make his first decision yesterday, but I don't know what it was and Mr. Tony wouldn't tell me...this could get interesting. I was going to give up caffeine for Lent this year, but my Preacher cousins said that maybe this wouldn't be a good year to give that up...I think they were right!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Emma Was Here.

Day 4

Do these people work for the State? Come on...let's start digging!
Wednesday morning meeting!

Well, we closed on the construction loan and had our first visitors to the house. My cousin Seth from Georgia and his family came by to visit and then we "toured" the house site and then went out to supper to was Fat Tuesday. This morning was exciting as when I went by one of the heifers was calving AND there were people working on the house! I am seeing progress. The builder, Mr. Tony, said there would be lots to take pictures of tonight so I can't wait to get home!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Day 3

A picture from a spot I take a picture at every day.

Picture of the boys checking things out!

Garrett "watching tv".

Our view from the back porch!

Well they actually started yesterday...we see some progress. Even though when we went to look at it last night I thought Garrett was going to have it all tore down. They are suppose to start digging the foundation today. The boys can't wait...that mean equipment. Wes was very disappointed when he saw the layout of the house...he thought it looked WAY to small. We close on our construction loan today...I guess that means pb&j's for the next 30 years!

Warming Up

Camera phone pictures of progress on Monday. Should start drywall by Thursday.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Day 2

Today is the official start date of building the house. First of all, let me state that I know NOTHING about building..not only do I not know anything about building a house but I don't know about building ANYTHING. So, terms I use are my interpretation of what they are telling me, which mean it may not be exactly right (this is my disclaimer when I get things wrong). However, the plans for this week are:
  • today lay out the foundation
  • tomorrow dig out the foundation and close on the construction loan
  • Wednesday build the foundation
  • Thursday have it inspected

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Electrical inspection failed today for a ground and a 50 amp hot tub wire, should all be fixed tomorrow. Siding is working it's way around the house and is looking great. This is the point where everyone tells me it feels like it slows down.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Hope you don't get sea sick.

Ready for Inspection

Electrician is done and ready for inspection.

Oh....You can always tell when a plumber has been there.

Rough In Wrap Up

Lots of people have been working on electrical, heating, plumbing, and siding. Some rough in inspections are coming mid week then it's the start of insulation. No major change for pictures. I'll figure out some good picture for tomorrow.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Day 1

Well, today was suppose to be the first day of construction of the new house. However, as I should have learned by now...the best plans (especially with a house) will get changed. So this week we are suppose to meet with the builder and a WEEK from today the first crew will show up. Our goal: Move in date November 5. I guess we will have to move the cows as last night they were grazing in what hopefully will be my kitchen!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

There is a lot going on.

Main runs in the basement of gas, built-in vacuum, hot and cold water, and heat duct.

Garage door and front door won't be here for over a week. With all the stuff inside it's needed a little security.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Random Pictures of Stuff

Sidding - Back and side

Fireplace - Inside and out.

E's Tub and Kitchen lights.

Monday, February 9, 2009

It Stopped Growing

It stopped growing, now the detail work on the inside is getting done.

Friday, February 6, 2009


I can't wait to see this movie on Friday February 13th, 2009.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Siding is getting done, HVAC and plumbing is going on inside.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Plumbers Rule

Water runs downhill, hot on left, and payday on Friday.


Don't forget to get your Flu Shot this year!

Random Pictures

Plumbers were there yesterday and today. Here are a few random shots looking in to the great room and the basement.