Monthly Archives: December 2008

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

OK. I stole the title of this entry from Jack Johnson. We are chomping at the bit to start framing this house. As you know, we are paying rent and utilities on our apartment plus a monthly payment (interest only) … Continue reading

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Started Today

Mellissa, Devin, Collin and I began laying sill plates today. The temperature was below zero when we began but rose to a balmy three degrees mid-day. Collin measured and cut plates as I walked the icy foundation walls calling out … Continue reading

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Too Cold

It’s Saturday morning. I was hoping to get some work done on our house. It’s minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit with minus 18 wind chill. So I’m staying in for a while. If the temp jumps above zero I’ll consider shoveling … Continue reading

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Winter Storms

Winter storms have hindered progress on our new home construction. I shoveled snow for five hours this morning and Collin helped me for an hour. We cleared an area for our lumber package to be dropped, made a path to … Continue reading

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Getting Started

We received our building, plumbing, and mechanical permits on December 4th. On December 5th we had a crew forming and pouring our footings. December 8th we had foundation walls formed and on the 9th they were poured. December 11th we … Continue reading

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New House Blog

We had decided that we definitely were not going to build a house this year. I was sick and lying in bed when something came over me…it wasn’t exactly a voice in my head but a prominent thought of “What … Continue reading

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