Saturday, September 15, 2012

Roof and stone

Progress has been amazing on the house! 
Some days it seems like all I do is house-related things.  Other days I am frustrated by the progress (or seeming lack of).  Not all days can move at warp speed, I know.  I am just ready to be in and be settled finally!

Here are some pics to remind me of the progress!

Composition roof going on

Love the windows in the Living room that go up 2 stories!

Frame for the front door and temp doors so sheetrocking can begin next week.

Our stone!  Brick is sitting on the top right of the pile.  Composition roof is on the top left and metal roof in the top middle.  I love the combo together!

Looking into the attic at the duct work.  It's a spiderweb up there!

Looking out the big living room windows at the beautiful oak tree in the back yard.

Rock was delivered today!  Yea!

The front ... so far.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Busy couple of weeks!

This week the majority of our roof was installed.
The plumbers finished their in-wall work and passed the city's inspection.
The a/c work is complete and passed the city's inspection.
Electricians and the low-voltage wiring is being installed.
Brick is ordered. The stone for the front of the house is ordered.
We met with the cabinet maker to start plans.
Most of the windows have been installed. We are waiting on a few casement windows still.
We also met with 2 pool companies. That one is up in the air but we are hoping we can do a pool before we move in also.

The boys all started school and preschool. It has been quite the busy few weeks of life!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lots of work

There has been lots of progress on the house. The plumbers are almost finished with all the stuff that goes in the walls. All 3 bathtubs are sitting in the dining room.
The electricians marked where all the plugs and lights are going. They will install next week.
The A/C units and duct work will be installed tomorrow.
Roof will be installed soon.
We meet with the cabinet maker tomorrow to start that design process.
All but 3 Windows are in and those should arrive next week.
Once windows are installed and roof is on, we will start install of Sheetrock.
Most of the progress this week is hard to show in pics. But trust me, it's coming right along!

Friday, July 20, 2012

More framing

So happy that this has been happening this week. Some great progress makes me so very happy!!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Foundation work happening

Foundation work is going strong. It should be poured middle of next week. Can't wait to continue seeing it come together!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


We finally have progress on the house! The dirt work started this week. Extra dirt had to be brought in to raise the front of the house even with the garage in back.
Progress is a great thing!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The trees

Our lot has some amazing trees.  Unfortunately, one is smack dab in the middle of the (current and future) driveway.  I don't really need more obstacles in the way.  I do well enough to keep away from them without added challenges.
The other is a beautiful 110 year old pecan tree.  It is about 2' from the current front door and right in the middle of our future family room.  I hate to take the tree down but it has totally destroyed the foundation of the current house (which is why we are not adding on to it).  We just can't take the risk that it will do the same to our future home.