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.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The lot

We bought a lot for our new casa!  I am using this blog to document our home-building process.  If the first few months of the process are any indication, we will be doing this one time only in our lives!

We love our current home, but we could use another bedroom and want to send the boys to public schools.  That is not possible in our current home.  So, we are building a new place.

The house before:

Saturday we had to have some trees removed.  We hated to do it, but they were in the middle of the lot and had already torn up the foundation of the current house.

Last Saturday took 5 guys 12 hours.  More will come down later. Then on to demo of the house.  We are working on plans for the house too.  Very exciting!!!