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A lonely foundation

Ever heard of, “All’s quiet on the Western front?”  That is what our build site looked like this week.  A lonely, desolate foundation sits and waits this week as the tumbleweeds blow lazily by…..there is hope on the horizon. “Do you really have tumbleweeds blowing by?”, a curious on-looker asks.  No, but being in the middle of autumn, leaves are certainly starting to fill the foundation as we wait for the sub-floor and decking to arrive.

Thursday….there is a distant sound of a truck, a very LARGE truck heading up our road….is it??  YES, it is our truck….delivering our sub-flooring, right on time!!!  Tomorrow the sub-floor contractor arrives to begin the work needed for the plumber and the decking.

Friday comes without a sound….you can hear the wind whistling through the trees, but there is no hammering, or signs of construction.  The sub-flooring is not being installed today…but you know, that is OKAY…we’re sure they will show up on Monday.  In the meantime, we decided to have some fun in what will be our backyard.

This is the view from what will be our backyard

We decided to have a campfire and ate my grandma’s enchiladas (she taught me how to make these when I was about 16.  I miss her) by the fire.  Then we got a little creative with Skittles….

Taste the rainbow….not this time.

So, Sunday morning we were awakened by the sound of……CONSTRUCTION!!  Whoohoo!!  Okay, so we’re not great  big fans of Sunday morning consturction sounds, but today was the exception.  The contractor didn’t want to get us or himself behind schedule, so……HOORAY!!  Tomorrow or Tuesday, the plumbing contractor is scheduled to do his thing in the crawl space areas, then the decking will go on…from there…things are going to dramatically change very quickly!!

In fact….by the afternoon, we had a completed sub-floor……..you gotta love this grid!!!

Stay tuned………

Comments on: "The Good, the Bad, and the………" (4)

  1. Kei Jager said:

    Oh yes. I know what you mean about the “all’s quiet.” So far we’re just a few weeks ahead of where you’re at, and there are those times where it seems nothing is getting done. But it’s moving fast. 🙂 It just gets more and more exciting from this point on.


  2. Paul & Cathy said:

    How exciting! Your view is so beautiful! We love you.


  3. Kei,
    Great to hear from someone else going through this process!! We’ve had a couple of those “quiet” times and it does get a little scary knowing how much rain is on the horizon. Am I right in assuming you are going through Adair Homes too?? Are you blogging…and is it attached to Adair’s website?

    Uncle Paul and Aunt Cathy….it is such a beautiful view…when I sit out there, and it is quiet, I just really enjoy God’s creation…everywhere you look…you see Him. : )


  4. Kei Jager said:

    Hi 🙂
    Yes we’re building w/ Adair. Here’s our blog link: http://jaghousebuilding.blogspot.com/
    I’m trying to keep it updated regularly, although I haven’t had a chance to get the most recent pics taken. They started the flooring on the 17th, and are already ready to do the roofing shingles and windows and Tyvek. So it is moving extremely fast at this point. We still have to pick paint colors!
    Hopefully things will get moving soon. And don’t be afraid to call your Adair rep and check in and try to get times for things. I’m finding communication to be a big thing.


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