Wednesday, April 23, 2008

House Pictures... Getting closer to moving in :)

Siding is complete!!
Tony had lots of back breaking hours working on this wall...
The front entry posts still need to be completed., but oh so much closer

Trying to decide on paint colors here.... ughhh, who knew it was so hard.
Back deck upper and lower have recessed lighting and sheet rock.... LOVE this space.... Already envision where my little hanging swing will be!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Little better house pictures

I took this shot from the roof of our house now.... Shows a nice view of the roof line and the view of the house from the lake side or West side... The guys "hard at work" discussing how the retaining will form this way and that, etc....
Just a different angle taken from the Northwest corner... on the left of this picture you see a little "BARN" my mom built that when I was just a wee one... 30+ years ago... I vividly remember her working after work on this project, she did from scratch. She is gone now and so this little building will stay... Tony is willing to shore it up reroof and paint it for me... It has been hard for the guys to move around it, but they are so kind about understanding the sentimental significance to me. Mom made a little loft in the top and several of my long time friends will remember slumber parties up there in our younger days.... we will de junk and de clutter it once our garage is built and then fix it up as a play house for the kiddos.

Please excuse the construction mess... Look like the redneck family during this building process. This is the house from the North side. Those two little windows are upstairs in our bedroom... and the bottom ones are lukes room and guest room. There is orchard on this side of the house and the least desireable view... i imagine someday there will be houses where this orchard is, so we are building with that in mind.... limited appeal on this side but the other 3 are our features.
Not much new on the front... Waiting for the window to come in so they can finish framing in the entrance and posts and so forth. The yard will have a gradual slope to the deck (which will be stone). No steps to the front door. A must for the elderly we entertain and someday we may have the priviledge again to have a meeting in our home, so want to make it easy access for all.
Hope you have enjoyed the latest tour.... I am so anxious... but loving the process of building also.... not the chair in the about picture... Where i sit and supervise....heehee, actually when I bring baked goodies out to the guys they let me sit here and chitter chatter with them about plans, changes etc.... Love this crew that have become special to us during the build.
Hope you will be a visitor here soon... :) I will make a latte and we can sit and catch up :)

Fun with family

We traded up on our little travel trailer we had. It had only 2 beds in it and my kidlets had far outgrown sleeping in the same space, so we found a cute little trailer over in Paulsbo, WA on Craigslist and had a nice little trip out there... We rode the ferry (first for my kidlets) and then went to stay with my cousins Andy and Renea and the rest of their adorable family. We so had a FABULOUS time there and got to meet with Lindy H. on Sunday morning which was super special for us as she has been in our field when our kids were younger. Anyhow a few pictures from our little trip....

The ever serious me..... Tori took this picture of me. Smile !

Luke and ZZ... he sure had a good time with her... He loves babies :) and big girls like ZZ :)Then the ever serious Luke with EZ....Loves guitars and of course this little sweetie.
Andy and two of his 3 girls.... I sure am glad chance made us cousins.
Why is there no pictures of JZ and his mom Renea... well.... jonathon was often across the street with his friend and he doesn't sit still long enough to get a shot of him :) also, Renea was a wee bit camera shy and the 2 pictures i did get of her I would need permission to share with the WWW world :)

Anyhow... Love these guys. So glad they are a part of our lives :) Hope they come see us soon... hint, hint, hint.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

House update

Well, it has been awhile again, since my last post. It seems like I go through this little spurts of oh, i have to post.... quickly followed by ah, I can do it tomorrow... Well I guess it is finally tomorrow.

They now have 98% of the siding on the house. All ouside windows and doors are on. The 3 decks are built. Outside sheetrocking and lights are done for the roof of the covered decks.

Tony and kids are on spring break this week so they are working around the house. Tony finished up the fine tuning on the wiring and added speaker wire through different rooms and decks, etc... The last two days he has been working on retaining walls. We moved a bunch of dirt to put the house where it is, so now got to shore up that dirt's new home :) I have been off too, don't go back to work until Friday night (I start nights this week) so 7pm to 7am....

Here are a couple pictures to update those of you following the build.

These pictures are not the best ... sheetrock in the way and boards blocking the view... i will try to post better ones another day :)