Friday, July 27, 2012

Eternal Summer Slacking

That's my excuse for not updating the blog in the last 10 days. Eternal summer slacking. Is there anything better? It sounds nice, but truthfully with pool passes, amusement park passes, 2-3x weekly drive-bys at the new place, and our current house to prepare for sale - oh yeah, and work:) - I feel  like I haven't sat down in weeks. Exhaustion is wearing on me....but not for the crew on lot 15!!! Holy cow so much has happened in the last 10 days, I can't believe my eyes sometimes. This is a pic heavy post, so prepare yourselves. I'll start with last week and work up to this evening. Here goes.

Early last week - we were worried spotty showers/thunderstorms would delay pouring the concrete floor, but they got it done.
Looking down into the basement from the south side of the morning room.
Garage floor not yet poured.
Front porch.
I'm still - 10 days later - not entirely sure whats happening here. It looks like a paint tray filled with gravel was dropped onto the cement?

Fast forward a week - county inspections were done and not much else, until this past Monday when our lumber was delivered!
Isn't it good Norwegian Wood? (no. probably not, but I love the Beatles, so there.)
Lower left corner - 2 fiberglass tub/shower surrounds. one for the upstairs/kids bath, one for the basement. directly behind them in cardboard boxes are the master bath shower floor and garden tub.
Jump ahead a few rainy days - pull around the corner and whoa! whats up first floor?! from the back of the lot.
Front of the house - from the left - living room window, front door, dining room window.
Front of garage - now featuring a fresh concrete floor!
windows & stairs
office and south side of morning room.
north side of morning room - sliding glass door. site of future deck.
large triangles.
and perhaps the most perplexing find of the day...a crumpled up map of the state of Ohio.
not even kidding by afternoon the next day....hello there 2nd floor!
from the back of the house.
From this evening - the hubs did a drive-by (Friday 6 pm, crew still there working) - and we have a blingy, silver-wrapped house. Check out that front porch coming together so nicely. Have I mentioned my love of a front porch? Well, you know now - I freakin loooove a front porch. I foresee many afternoon/evenings sitting and watching my kiddos play in the cul-de-sac.
and the morning room has a roof!
Its all happening!!!! What a week this has been - in 10 days we went from a hole in the ground with a concrete floor to a silver, two-story skeleton of our dream house. Its a beautiful thing.


  1. Lots of progress! Looking good!

  2. Wow! That's a ton of progress in 10 days! Awesome!

  3. That gravel box in the basement is for your shower rough-in. Looking good!

    1. I had a sneaking suspicion you might know what that was. Thanks!!