Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Another Friday evening spent at Home Depot, this time looking at tile and a base for the shower, bathroom vanities, paint, insulation. I think we're both beginning to get overwhelmed with the decorating decisions, we're thinking about calling in the calvary.....Teresa that is!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
we are very pleased with how they look!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
"Cool!! But I hate to tell you this… that large black and white animal in your Lonesome Duck caption…is not a duck!!"
So I've corrected the header photo to avoid any future confusion!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
The poor little robins are so confused, they were all flying close to the road trying to find somewhere to land that was not covered with snow or maybe they were hunting for food. It was the oddest sight and they were that way in the suburbs and the country both, I was so sure we were going to hit some of them but they always managed to fly out of harms way.
Friday, March 19, 2010
03/19: Front of the house with sheathing already on! Not sure what that big red rectangle is all about. Speculation is that it was already on there from the manufacturer.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
03/18: This is the view we'll have standing at the kitchen sink, faces west.
03/18: Red chalk lines used to mark where the walls will go. This is in the entryway.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
03/15 - Plastic vapor barrier & rebar installed - house
03/16 - Concrete slab poured - shed
03/17 - Wood delivered! The wood delivery truck got stuck at the bottom of the gravel driveway and had to call for a tow truck, a really big tow truck!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
In this picture he looks like one of the stately lions in front of the Art Institute in Chicago!
Exploring the creek.
"Tell me some more stories Dad"
Thinking about jumping in.
A very handsome puppy!
Pictures by Sara.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sara and Evan are taking a turn behind the wheel and will head to Wisconsin tomorrow to see their friends Levi, Molly, and baby Dylan. Then they'll drive on over to Michigan to see Josh & Susan too.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
"Downsize - to reduce in number or size" www.thefreedictionary.com
Yep, we wanted to downsize for sure, we no longer have the need for all of the square footage of our current home. In fact, we spend 99% of our time in the rooms on the main floor.
However, when we stopped by the land on Friday and discovered that they had put in the footings for the slab we thought the outline of the house looked awfully small. We rationalized that the slab would surely be larger. But when the wood concrete forms were built on Monday and the outline of the house didn't seem any larger we began to worry.
Jokes were made; "only one person at a time will be able to be in the kitchen, we'll have to leave the doors off of the rooms because the beds will take up the whole space, it'll sure be easy to pick out that one cabinet for the kitchen" and more (I live with a family of comedians).
We reviewed the plan measurements, worried, reviewed the plans some more, worried some more, went to a movie and finally knowing that all of the workmen had left for the day we headed out there with the measuring tape. It may or may not have been raining and dark by then (I'm not sure we want to admit to that!)
"Spatial intelligence is the ability to comprehend three-dimensional images and shapes." http://www.wisegeek.com/
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Bobby has an appointment with the Pella Window guy tomorrow at 2:00. We looked in the catalogue again tonight and made our final decision.
The bulldozer operator was there tinkering with his bulldozer when we stopped by this evening. Hopefully it's nothing serious and they'll be dozing dirt again tomorrow!
Bobby just asked if I named this blog 'Blog Allen'. HA! A bit of Jayhawk basketball humor while he waits for the Directv receiver to reboot so he can get back to watching the Sunflower Showdown game!