Thursday, July 31, 2008

Stairs, Porch, & Windows

July 31, 2008

Stairs up to the attic - from the garage Attic storage Stairs to the basement - from the mudroom Kitchen bay window
Back porch - from the french doors off the master bedroom
The view from the back porch - the lake is right...there
The corner...
The back of the house

Moving Right Along...

July 30, 2008

We are moving right along...

The corner...

Before the week is over - hopefully - we will have a "real" roof. This is the roofing felt that will be under the shingles.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Roof..The Roof...The Roof

July 29, 2008

The roof has been framed

The corner...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Main Floor Complete & Roof Started

July 28, 2008

The main floor is pretty much complete. The roof has been started.
The fireplace

The corner...

Friday, July 25, 2008

Main Floor

July 24, 2008

We have POWER!
Second day of framing - can you believe it?
Front of hosue
Inside of house - living room and kitchen

Side of house
The corner...

The back of the hosue.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

WOW! A Day's Work!

July 23 ,2008

WOW! They just started framing this morning...and this is where they are by the afternoon!

Welcome to the house!

Top floor

Side of the house The back

The corner...

Back of the hosue

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Porta Potty & A Framing Package

July 22, 2008

One of the "rules" in Coweta County is that you must have a porta potty on the construction site...I think it is a big waste of money! What man is going to walk up a huge hill to use the restroom in this instead of behind a tree???

YEH! We have a framing package! This is basicly all the lumber it is gonna take to build our home. Over the next few days is when we will really see the house taking shape.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Our First Dinner in Our New Home

July 20, 2008

What a surprise…

Long story short…Aunt Pam and Uncle Jimmy asked us to come over for Adam to help Jimmy hang a fan on Sunday afternoon. Also, Aunt Pam suggested that we take them to the property to see the house in person instead of just on the blog. So of course we went…

When we arrived at the property I heard a car coming up the driveway from the house. It is Doyle in his truck and my Daddy in his truck – if you know anything about Bing (my Dad) it is that he does not go on gravel dirt road in his always clean truck – but, whatever I just thought well just maybe he is starting to change….As the six of us (Pam, Jimmy, Bing, Doyle, Adam, and me) walk around the driveway I notice my Momma and Harriet in the “basement” with a table for two set perfectly…and they tell us happy second anniversary. Needless to say, Adam and I were very surprised!

We had dinner served to us in our new home for the first time on our second anniversary. Filet mignon, baked potato, green beans, garlic bread, homemade ice-cream and brownies…oh and sweet tea, champagne, and strawberries.

Adam and I were very touched! We are so grateful to have you all in our life. Thank you for a very special memory! We love you...


July 19, 2008

After shopping around for appliances - we knew that our best deals would come from hhgregg! As we were driving around on Saturday, I noticed hhgregg was having a "TENT SALE" - I said to Adam what is it going to hurt just to stop and look? Well, after two and a half hours we had purchased all the appliances we needed plus a little extra...

I was happy because we were able to get the KitchenAid appliances that I had already priced up for a fraction of the cost!

KitchenAid - Frig, Cooktop, Oven, Microwave (& trim), Dishwasher, Disposal
Wine Cooler
Dyson Vacuum
Television & Wall Brackets (umm Adam's)
Surround Sound (umm Adam's)
Washer & Dryer

Concrete Floor

July 18, 2008

The garage concrete floor.
"Aerial" view of basement concrete floor.
The corner...
The porch off the basement.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Concrete Rebar

July 17, 2008

This is the garage - ready for concrete.

"Aerial" view of the basement.

The corner - it has expanded - the form in front is for a porch off the basment.

The porch form off the basement.
Look at Adam...he makes me laugh...he said well this is how Uncle Stan used to dress for the field!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

41 Loads of Dirt & A Job Well Done

July 16, 2008

Dirt, Dirt, and MORE Dirt...the house site is really starting to take shape. If you look in this picture you can see the perimeter of the basement walls and the garage. Thursday the site will be prepared for the concrete slab - basement floor and garage floor.

Adam and Sawyer hitting away...Adam would get the tabs high and Sawyer would practice his baseball swing to hit the low ones off.

Harriet and Doyle (Adam's parents) helped - Doyle was a power house!

20 minutes later...the wall was cleared!

The "corner"...with some of my favorite people. Thanks for your help today! We love you!

Yep, D got some beer and Sawyer had pizza and ice-cream!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Piping, a NASTY Job, & Thursday's Project

July 15, 2008

Piping is DONE! We are scheduled for a inspection on Wednesday - if all goes well the basement floor will be poured on Friday.

This pipe will lead to the Jock & Jill bathroom. The plumber was able to include a couple of "stubs" for us to finish the basement - later down the road. We plan to have a wet bar, bathroom, and possibly a small kitchen.

Once again...the "corner". This pipe will lead to the washer.
What a NASTY job. When Adam and I arrived at the property on Tuesday - a man was down in this long cramped dirt hole painting the water-proof sealant on the basement wall. Adam informed me it was like tar. The smell was awful, too!
Before the basement floor is poured these clips need to come out. Thursday afternoon we have encouraged Sawyer and Doyle to come help us. We promise D some beer and Sawyer an doesn't take much! It should be an event!