Friday, October 30, 2009

We have electricity!

Just a quick update:

We have electricity, yeah! We have had to wait awhile because of all this rain we have been getting, but Mid-American was finally able to get out to the farm. They had a bit of trouble trenching in mud, but it's done so we can proceed with finishing the drywall. After that, it's paint, flooring, cabinets, lighting, finishing up some plumbing, and then we can move in!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More house pics and some funny pumpkins...

Well, these pics aren't terribly exciting, but they are the most recent. As you can see below, they have dry wall up.

This view is of our hallway and kitchen.

This is a bedroom closet and door into the bathroom.

This is our drain field for the septic system. It is now done and ready to be used.
And these are the pumpkins my kids recently decorated...just because I thought they were cute!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

House News...

Here is the exterior finished. We'll probably add some shutters later.

They've started installing our septic tank. They still need to do our laterals. Since our soil is clay at the house site, we have to go with a sand filter system. Luckily for the CSA, our garden soil is rich loam (they say some of the best in Marion County)!

This is what the interior looks like as of this morning. Our contractor was starting to add insulation and hang drywall today. Once he is done with that, he has to wait for our electric to be hooked up (by Mid-American) to finish the drywall. We are 8-10 workable days out on the list, so we need to pray for DRY weather!!! We are supposed to be moved out of our house in town by Oct. 29 (which is fast approaching)! Luckily we have family to take us in so we are not homeless if the house isn't quite done yet:)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Newest House Pics

Okay, these are the most recent house pics I have. They are missing a porch post and some siding (which are completed now), but it gives you a general idea anyway. I'll try and post newer ones in a day or two. I'll probably have some pics of interior work too!

Monday, October 5, 2009

House Update

I have been trying to get new pictures of the house up on the blog, but for some reason it's not working. I will try to get it figured out soon! We really like how the house is turning out, I wish I could share it with you. The outside is finished and we are meeting with the inside finisher tomorrow. He will hopefully be able to frame up the interior walls tomorrow and set our bath tub, then we'll get the plumber and electrician there later in the week to do their jobs. We are hiring out more work than we originally thought we would. The things we will have to do include: paint, flooring, trim work, installation of cabinets, countertops, sinks, toilet, etc. We thought we would have to do light switches, outlets, and all light fixtures/ceiling fans, but our electrician is saying he'll do it all for the price he had quoted us. So, that's a bonus. We are hoping to be moved in by the end of October...we shall see.