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Day 32-Framing Lumber and Mr. Turtle

We made a trip out to the build this evening to see if the lumber was delivered as we were told it would be today or tomorrow and sure enough we pulled up to lots of stacks of lumber and other boards, posts, etc.  We also have a dumpster on…

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There’s a Turtle In the Basement!

We went out to the build on Sunday (Day 28) to take a look and see if the tree cutting was completed and do some work on the land.  One of the first things we did was go check out the basement and look what we found! We can only…

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Day 26-Backfill and Tree Cutting

Out at our build there were 2 crews going today, one doing the backfill on the house and one clearing more trees. They managed to work around each other and both got a lot accomplished. First off, backfill.  The crew did an excellent job doing the backfill and a bit…

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Day 23-Zoning Inspector

This morning shortly after my husband touched down in Nashville for a business trip, he received a call from the zoning inspector.  The guy that signed off on our zoning permit yet wanted us to provide him with a bunch of additional documentation before we broke ground and had given…

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Day 22-We have a basement!

Today they removed the forms from the basement walls and it looks awesome! We couldn’t resist a drive out there to look at it and it was so nice to actually see the walls and what it looks like.  And hey we won’t see but so much of the outside…

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Day 20 and 21-Basement Walls!

Okay, so all of this actually happened on Day 19, but we finally got the videos off the camera this weekend!  As I said on Friday, we could not stick around because Creative Kid got sick.  We went back to get the videos off the camera today (Sunday) and took…

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Day 19-Holy Concrete Trucks, Batman!

We went to the land today to meet someone local to get an estimate for tree clearing.  We like the people we have been using, but this next part is such a big job we wanted to do our due diligence and get a couple of estimates.  We will be…

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Day 18-Basement Wall Forms

Today was the day we were told the people who do the poured walls for the basement would start.  We knew the forms had arrived around midday, but there was no one around when they were delivered and we assumed they were backed up from the earlier rains this week…

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Day 13 and 14-The Second Weekend

There hasn’t been many postings in the last week because unfortunately there hasn’t been much to to talk about.  We hear from our Field Manager on Friday who informed us that they put in the crocks for the sump pumps and amended the sign at the site to reflect some…

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