Sunday, September 27, 2009

New House Week 4

We have windows and doors! This was a rather exciting week because we got to sneak into the house and check it out. The electrical wiring has been done as has the plumbing and everything is "roughed" in. It is still quite hard to imagine what the finished space will look like but it was exciting to walk around the space that soon will be all our own.
The foundation for the garage has been laid and, as expected, we have almost no backyard to speak of. There will probably only be 8 ft. from the sliding glass door to the garage.

The interior! Pretty fancy huh? This is looking into the kitchen from the family room. We are really excited to be able to have our first walk-through with the builder and hoping that it will happen this week!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


To clarify: we are only building 1 townhouse, not 4. Ours is the 2nd from the right.

Friday, September 18, 2009

New House Week 3

All three floors are framed, the roof is on and the weather guard is up! It is amazing how much happens in one week. We haven't gotten any updates on the completion date so it still looks like mid-October. Looking at it, can you believe that this will be done in a month? Me neither. I am guessing that it will be done at the end of October. Maybe I should have a poll?
This week has been really busy for us. Andrew is always busy working but with canning peaches, drying tomatoes, making meals for new moms, chiropractic appointments, La Leche League, birthday dinners, grocery shopping, laundry... [sigh] this has been a LONG week.

This weekend should be great! We get to go to Harrisburg to our Stake Conference AND we get a new stake presidency. While we haven't been here very long, a new stake presidency is always exciting.

Friday, September 11, 2009

New House Week 2

The ground floor is framed! This process seems to be taking FOREVER. When we met with the builder the first week of August he said that by now the framing would be finished and we would be doing the first walk-through. I think it will be two more weeks until we get to that point.
See the lovely puddles? We have had tons of rain this summer and it has been holding up the construction. While we had a few glorious days in the beginning of the month the rain is back with a vengeance, and will continue to dampen our spirits through tomorrow evening. I think I am in need of an indoor adventure. Any recommendations?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

We Bought A House

Front of the house

View from the back

To answer Lisa's question from the last post, Andrew did get a job and we bought a house at the end of July. While I am very excited that we found and put a deposit down on a home, the excitement has been tempered by the fact that it won't be finished until late October. Our townhome, until last week, was a pile of dirt. Now it is a pile of dirt with a foundation! Delayed gratification was certainly not what I was expecting after watching "Property Virgins" and "My First Place" on HGTV for the past year.

We wanted to buy an existing home but were unable to find one that suited our needs without having a long commute to Andrew's job. For the location and price we did have to give up on some things on our wish-list like a large back yard and a third bedroom, but with this home we do get the option of putting in a third bedroom in the future and the community has a play area for children as well as really beautiful grounds. So, I probably won't get much of a garden, but I did find a CSA nearby for next year.

Here is what the house will look like when it is finished. The small town is perfect for our needs and we are excited to begin living there.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Where have we been?

Jumping off of rocks...

Playing the piano with our feet...

Painting, pulling, scraping, laying, renovating...