Friday, June 28, 2013

Here's a sneak peek....

Here's a little sneak peak of what's to come tonight.....

Here I am standing in my new kitchen and modeling it Vanna style!!

Yep they have all the interior walls DONE and it looks like a REAL house!!  Now that all the walls (and cut outs for windows) are in it has to come to my attention that I need to start couponing some Windex.  Wow, we have a whole lotta windows!

I'll take you on a tour later........

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I was like THIS last night!

This is what I felt like last night.....

Yeah I felt like my kids on Christmas Eve!!  I fell asleep right away but it didn't last for long!  You wanna know why?  Cuz I knew that these dudes were coming today....

Yep Ford Builders showed up today and started building our house :-)
I didn't dream of sugar plums or anything like that!  I dreamt of back-filling, shoveling and houses being built and quite frankly, I.COULD.NOT.WAIT.

This is the shot from the front!

Annnddd this is the shot from the back!!

They got all the beams put in today and all that fancy lumber and "stuff" around the outside and according to Billy, the deck should be on tomorrow.

Stick around I'll show you where we're at tomorrow night!!  Yiiipppeee!  I sure hope I can sleep tonight or this is going to be a looonnngggg process :-)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Let's play catch up!

Ok, so let's get ya'll up to speed on what has been happening!

Here is what the bilco door looks like from inside the basement!  We have insta-stairs.

We have spent the last 2 weeks back filling and we have busted our butts!  I was running the shovel and apparently my dainty hands need to do a little more manual labor cuz I ended up with this.  SICK!! Good god my hands do NOT look good in this picture.  Yikes my skin looks like chicken skin ;)

We had to get the entire foundation back-filled because Ford Builders will be coming this week to start the (wait for it) HOUSE!!!!  OMG I am so excited I can't even tell you.  I think we will officially be able to refer to it as the house now and not the property anymore.  After a whole lotta work and a whole lotta help from family and friends this is the finished product!

I really believe things are going to start going fast now.  Work on the house should start tomorrow!!  

My plan is to take a picture from the same spot every day so we can see the progress.  We'll see how that pans out (I wouldn't hold your breath!!) but really I am going to try.
So there ya have it, that is the most recent picture to date.  Ryan will finish backfilling the garage tonight and I'll get a couple pictures of that but we are gonna have a house SOON!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Let's start with the bilco door!

I have seen plenty of bilco doors once they were installed but I had no idea what they looked like prior to being installed.  
Well in case you were dying to know, this is what it looks like!  I was at work on Thursday when it was delivered and put into place so all you get is the finished product.  I believe dad got some action photos but I don't have those with me today!!

Fast forward to Saturday and it was time to dig the trench and run the tile.  Ryan didn't sleep that day and came straight from work and was a bit on the crabby side. 
He got even crabbier when the manual digging seemed to go on forever.  As always, we were thankful for our fantastic family and friends for coming to help!
This picture below just gives you a little perspective on how far we really had to dig.  This wasn't even all the way.  We just wanted to get it far enough away from the house so we didn't have to dig even deeper once the house was back filled!

Whew, time to head back to work.  However I will show you the inside view of the bilco door in my next post!!

Dream House DIY picture of the week!!

I think I am going to start a new little segment here.  I am going to pick a picture from each prior week/weekend and post it as the picture of the week.

Weellllllll here is our first weiner  winner!!