::Tuesday's House Building Progress::

(Our lot when we bought it in February.  We live just to the left behind the big fence).

I now have some progress pics on our new build.

If you want the back story on how we came to build in the first place, you'll have to read THIS POST.

So here we are 5 months after moving to our temporary home and the new build next door is FINALLY beginning.  Good thing I was sure this was all serendipity or I'd have pulled out every.last.hair.

So, 2 weeks ago, it was determined for the second time that the big 'ole pin oak needed to come down.  
I watched this dude perform a circus act getting those branches down.

I was so sad to see this tree go, but harnessed dude informed me the city would've lopped off tons of it soon enough due to encroachments on power lines.

Last Tuesday, they broke ground.  These pics are from my son's bedroom window upstairs.  Kinda fun to stalk the workers from a birds eye view :)  Here's the trenches in prep for pouring footers.

Pouring the concrete footers: 

And here we are one week later, and the foundation is ready for pouring the concrete slab. 

All the plumbing, gas, heating/air, and electrical that go in the floor are done.  They're bringing more gravel, then ready for the slab!  Once they start, it really gets going ;)

I promise not to bore you with constant house building updates.  How annoying would *that* be???

I will just post a progress pic or twelve each Tuesday.  

I've enjoyed posting furniture re-dos, and am so thankful I've had that endeavor to fill the frustrating time we've had waiting for our house to appear next door.  BUT, I'm really looking forward to getting back to some decorating posts....specifically having to do with making a new home feel 'old'.

Next week we go in to pick flooring, lighting and appliances.
I'll bring you along for the ride.
If you're good we'll get a Blizzard at DQ afterwards.

Thanks for hanging in there with me!


Jessi said...

We are waiting to break ground on our first house....it's taking forever! Glad to see your progress!


Three Birds Inspired said...

Looking forward to seeing the progress. Exciting times ahead!!

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Oh goodie! I haven't been to the Dairy Queen for years! What fun this will be. Now, let's get this show really rolling!!!

I see your power lines are at the rear of your property. I've never seen that before, unless it's a lane access rear yard. Cool!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

How exciting! It's not really cottage-y yet, but at least, it has begun!

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see this happening!!!
How exciting Cindy!!!
the queen of exclamation points :)


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