WEEK 6 – We officially took over the building process this week as we made the first payment on our excavation and foundation work, and they moved all the machinery, forms, trucks, etc. off the job site! This revelation is both welcome progress, and anxiety inducing singularity as we’re now the masters of our ownContinue reading “Week 6 – We just took over!”
WEEK 5 – Perhaps, one of these weeks, the weather will cooperate and we will get five days of sunshine in a row. This week, was not that week! However, despite another rainy start on Monday and Tuesday, when the rain finally cleared out Wednesday afternoon, we were ready to roll to pour our foundation…atContinue reading “Week 5 – It’s still raining and the forms fell apart”
WEEK 4 – Big steps this week in both what’s happening on the homesite and the preparations we’re making away from the lot in advance of starting to be able to frame and build. At the lot, despite another deluge on Thursday leaving everything in “the hole” soggy again, the sunshine and warm weather fromContinue reading “Week 4 – It’s happening! It’s happening!”
WEEK 3 – In these first few weeks, progress has felt a little bit like taking two steps forward and one back. After stalling for the six inches of snow before we could finish digging our hole, this last week we pushed to getting footings in before the anticipated rainstorm towards the end of theContinue reading “Week 3 – Slowly…ever so slowly…”
It happened! Against all the terrible winter odds, the snow melted…on time even! This week the backhoe was delivered to our lot, and on Tuesday, amidst the threat of rain and not snow, they took the first few scoops of dirt off the top! In an ideal world with a perfect winter, we would haveContinue reading “Josh and Kate build a house – an update, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”
WEEK 2 – Though we officially broke ground on April 2nd, we’ve been stalled in the last few days by a mid-April snow storm. Here’s hoping next week brings better weather and a progress on the foundation!
WEEK 1 – The machinery has been moved to the lot, and the first scope of dirt has been moved! We’ve been fortunate that the frost came out of the ground as quickly as it did as we weren’t expecting to be able to start for another few weeks. The main challenge in this firstContinue reading “Week 1 – And so it begins!”
This week we closed on a lot. It’s a good lot in an established subdivision with a park, and nice family homes, and lots of kids running around. It’s close to work, and right next door to our very good friends. It backs out onto a city easement, so we’ll never have neighbors behind us.Continue reading “Josh and Kate build a house!”