Monday, October 16, 2006

Busy day

Beams were delivered and installed, backfill put in place, electric company was there doing some surveying, and lumber was delivered in the afternoon. Lots of excitement and momentum...except they're calling for heavy rain tomorrow and showers off and on the remainder of the week.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Shopping fun

I have never spent so much money in a single store and walked away empty handed! We spent the morning at Keim Lumber making the final decisions on siding and trim, shingles, windows and doors, door hardware and interior molding. Up until this point the only other visual item we had picked out was our stone. I have such a problem visualizing what it will look like on the house - I hope we like it! Eek!












siding



trim

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Where does that electric line go?

Another decision to make when building in a rural area! The electric line ends at the farm house so the electric company has to install poles and run line to our house. We're responsible for the cost of the line extension after 500 feet so we have to pay for about 100 feet of line by running the line across the road and then back to our side of the road. Seems a little silly to have the line cross over the road twice, but if we didn't we would have to cut down a few very old trees to keep the line on one side of the road. Our other option was to run the line from the back of the houses, but then we would have to agree to have a 30 foot easement through our property.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Waiting, waiting, waiting

That's the hard part - there's so much to be done! Delays...rainy weather...multiple jobs...misordered beam... Our new mantra - "Get it done right...don't take shortcuts just to get it done." It's all good. The hard part is just as soon as you get a momentum going things come to a screeching halt. We hope to start the framing next week...more to come.