Construction

Night Magic

It will probably be better without ladders and scaffolds, but you get the idea.  

Latest and Greatest

At the top you can see that the first floor is framed. The second shot shows what the view will be through the front of the house. Very...

Hammering and Nailing

Since our last update the rest of the concrete has been poured for the foundation supports and the floor of the garage. Buster has even added some flooring for the first floor. Best of all, the WebCam works. See the included shot above. Now all I have to do is figure...

Pour me one, would you?

The walls are poured. Some of the deck supports are not. Buster said the concrete trucks had problems. We will finish up early next week. Looks like this beast will live up to its name. It is going to be one big (at least tall) house. Wendy is standing next to the...

New Completion Date Scheduled

The new date is December 29th. Oh, 2008. Buster gave me the date, not the other way around. Let's see how many times the blog is updated with a new date. Buster, if you are reading this, that is a...

Forms are (partially) up

OK. After you put in rebar, you put the concrete forms around the rebar in all the right places. Then you pour concrete in there. Like cake batter in a pan. No baking required. The forms should be finished today and they should pour concrete tomorrow. After that, the...

Concrete and Rebar

The foundations are poured and they are installing the rebar for the rebar reinforced walls and pillars to support the deck. We are trying real hard to make sure it won't fall down or wash away. Click photo for larger...

Foundation supports local wildlife

While at the building site on Saturday I took this shot of a Robin, obviously thankful for Buster digging a big hole in the yard. Click the image for a larger version. The new Canon telephoto lens and 12 megapixel SLR is getting the job done nicely. Click on the photo...

Progress!

Buster has started digging the foundation. I saw it with my own...

It’s hard to call it an update but…

Bill said he went by there and they haven't done anything except place the porta-john. I will be up there next week and I'll be getting photos of the actual porta-john. In the meantime please forgive me for using stock...

Delayed!

When we had the survey done months ago, we were sent a copy of the Lot Line Vacation. We did not know we were supposed to sign and notarize it so we could file it with the county. We sent it back on Monday the 20th. Hopefully this clears the way to a building...

1st Floor revised

We are looking at furniture and floors and doors and windows and all the things you have to look at for a house. This one is going to be special. I hope we can enjoy it for a few months before the bankruptcy. This version shows the revised bar in the kitchen and a...

And up through the ground came……

Well, it wasn't a bubbling crude, but it was water, and lots of it. The well came in yesterday and Buster called with the good news. Lots and lots of water at 300 feet. "You'll never drink it all," he...