I love the Amish.
I've lived near to one of their communities for 18 years....NE Indiana has the third largest population of Amish. They have parking shelters at our Walmart for their horses and buggies.
You know what that means, right?
Ok, and well, craftsmanship.
Last Tuesday we had this...forms, gravel over plumbing/electrical, heating/air.....all ready for the cement dudes.
See? Cement dudes. They had to use a conveyor belt thingy connected to that long tube thingy that reminded me LEEETLE too much of the birthing scenes in Aliens. Or maybe I'm remembering my own birthing scenes. Either way.
So back to the Amish, yesterday morning the Amish dudes arrived in a muted rainbow of color and suspenders. They're making chalk lines to mark room divisions.
This shot, my sweet readers, is the first wall going up. I.about.pee'd.myself, and I'm not ashamed to say it.
It's also the window for our master bedroom!
By last night they had the whole ding dang first floor done. They be wicked quick because they have special powers. Bet you didn't know that. It's the suspenders. Or possibly the straw hats. Either way. They have considered the ant, oh sluggard, for sure and for certain.
This next shot is from my bed looking out the window at the butt-crack of dawn this morning (like 6:15 no lie, not that I'm complaining) watching rainbow Amish dudes start on the second floor. I don't think they changed clothes from yesterday.
I now refer to them by their respective colors: Ecru, Washed Denim, Pine Green, Blah Gray. I'm fairly certain there was a Pale Eggplant dude there at one point, as well as a Just-Shy-of-Navy, but I can't be sure. There's also one 'English' dude (as the Amish call everyone else not Amish). He wears construction dude garb.
Annnnnnd.......BAM. Here's where we are tonight. A house I can walk around inside and envision some decorating awesomeness in the near future!
BTW, we picked out appliances on Saturday. Going with all white. I'm not a fan of stainless, and I can't abide black. Yesterday we picked some flooring....bottom is the laminate, then the carpet for bedrooms/living areas, and vinyl wood look for bathrooms.
I also picked lighting today, but it was so depressing I didn't get any pics. We'll have a plethora of boob lights for most spaces in antique bronze, a couple cheesy pendants to match an equally cheesy chandy for the eating area and her evil twin for the entryway. There was NO antique brass anywhere to be seen, so those will have to be changed out as Indiana enters the next decorating millenia...at which time the rest of the country will have moved on to shiny brass. You know that's coming.
And that's a rap! I'm fighting a cold or flu or some other annoying physical state, so I've not been to the garage to paint lately. Hoping to remedy that tomorrow, even if I have to guzzle an entire bottle of nyquil tonight to get some sleep before Rainbow Amish Dudes awaken me with their musical saws and nail guns.