Thursday, September 18, 2008

We are just moving right along.

Yesterday we met with our builder to confirm a few things. Ended up he had lined up the electrician, cement guys, and the heating/air guy. So we answered all the questions (and gave locations) for everything. They poured our front porch yesterday, they shingled and installed our fireplace. We also found out they the builder REALLY, REALLY wants us to be able to move in the end of October still. This company has been wonderful to work with and very accommodating when I didn't think about the laundry closet not being big enough to hold my dryer. He also gave us a heck of a deal on some extra concrete work that we wanted done. I'm going to have a fabulous back patio that will be 10 X 30! I'll try to update with pictures tonight, show some more of the updates (I did't have time to update about the windows and doors being installed so that will be some of the pictures. Today should be the siding going on and some of the duct work.

I can't wait to be done and invite people over for a party!!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Changes all the way around

Walls are up, trusses are up, even part of the wood on the roof is on. It REALLY looks like a house today.

Front of the house.

God's beauty in the mist of a storm (Nicole took this picture)

Jessica and I in the master bedroom, looking out at the backyard.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Only family update, no house news today

Well with the rain that has come, we are at a standstill on building so it will be a few days before we can see more progress. I do have exciting news on the family front though. My baby brother Tom and his wife, Jackie, delivered their first child this morning around 3:30 AM, they have a bouncing baby boy named Jacob Ray (not sure on the spelling either). He weighs in at 9lbs 4 ozs and is 20 inches long. I've not seen pictures as of yet, and it has been over 12 hours!! (Tom what else do you have going on man??!!!) Tom was pretty wiped when he called me at 7:00 this morning so we'll see how much he really remembers from calling me. I'm so excited for them (ok - now they'll really know what it feels like!) When I get pictures, I'll see if I can put them up.

Tom just had to go over the top though, today is daddy's birthday too. (phhhtttt to you Tom!!)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Holy Walls Batman!!

Wowsers, I can't even explain how excited I am about todays update. Pictures say it all. (Nicole and Jessica could actually stand in thier rooms and understand the layout!)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More pictures

We have a floor!!

The basement floor was poured, the stairwell walls were framed and today the floor joists were laid with plywood on top, so we could walk from one end of the house to the other. Jessica actually could stand in her room today. :)

I'll add more pictures later, my camera just died. :(

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

All is well

We got to speak to the builder today. The plumbing was wrong in the basement so they have fixed it. (whew!) Good thing that we watch it all pretty closely. We also found out that the sewer line coming in next to the egress window has to stay, but they are going to do as much as they can to run it up and overhead.

We also found out they will be pouring the basement floor and garage floor tomorrow, then delivering lumber, backfilling the edges and have scheduled framers for Friday. We need the rain that's coming, but it could slow down the progress on the house, so hopefully it will rain late each day so they will show up to work and make progress.

It's really Fridays update, but I didn't get posted until today

Here's more

Pea Gravel is filling in all the little open spaces. They have filled in around the house, under the porch and inside the basement and inside the garage. We do have some issues that we are going to be discussing with the builder because that green pipe is a sewer line coming out of where we thought we were going to add a bedroom later. We can't do that now, because it looks like they also move some of the plumbing in the basement over towards the basement window also making the room even smaller. Instead of a 10 x 12 room, now it's going to be more like 7 x 12. Hopefully we can talk to the builder in the morning.

Here's another view

Can you guess what Jessica is looking for? Yep, you're right, more rocks!

It's so exciting that in 2 months our house could be finished!!! Then we can find all those little things that we packed away and can't find now. :(

Shelly - Where is your blog about your house find? Can't wait to hear more about it!