Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wordful Wednesday ~ House Update

Three things about this photo that make me happy:

1. Sunshine! Do you see it?? This was taken on the 17th. I'm pretty sure that was the last day we've seen even a ray of sun. Have I mentioned my irritation with the weather? {Oh, I have, haven't I? Well, I'm going to mention it again}. This is the coldest May we've had in over ten years, and the wettest in five. And, oh yeah, one day last week was the coldest "high" they've ever recorded. That's nice.

2. Because of the cooperative weather, we were able to pour our stem walls. Yay! The foundation is done!! Now we are waiting {not so patiently, I'm afraid} for a little break from the rain so that we can weatherproof the basement and pour the basement floor. Then, we can move on to framing!

3. That's my hubby up there on that ladder. Isn't he handsome?? ;) That's the guy who goes to work for 24 hours straight at the fire station, and then comes home {often with very little sleep} to see his girls, and then put in another two full days of work on the house before going back to the fire station. Yeah, I'm blessed.


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J.J. said...

OoOh!!!! That looks so exciting! Congrats!

You are indeed blessed! But then is he :)

Foursons said...

Yay, that is so exciting! Sorry about all the rain, hopefully it will dry up soon.

Valerie said...

Hi Liz!

So you are building a house? How very exciting!!! We built our current home 8 years ago and while there are definitely things I would change today, we love it so much we don't plan to move again until Fire Hubby retires.

Our husbands sure do work hard, don't they?!

Sorry about the gloomy weather...rain isn't bad...when it's warm out. But cold May...yuck!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

How exciting! That is one big wall too! Is he on the inside of the basement!?! We don't have basements down here...I think we are too close to the gulf or something:)

Kelli said...

Yeah for sun, yeah for progress on the house and yeah for a great hubby!

Cascia said...

We must be neighbors because your weather sounds just like the weather here. It is raining again today and the temps are 20 degrees cooler than normal. I am sick and tired of the cold, ugly May that we are having.

It looks like your house is coming along well. Good luck with that!

Abra said...

I feel you with the weather. We had I think 11 days straight of rain. But finally this week it has been hot hot hot and sunny. Rain is in the forecast again, though.

Anyway, so exciting about your house! One day we hope to build as well. :)

Kasey Hunt said...

So exciting!! It's coming along!

MomBrose said...

aw! Praying you get sunshine soon! Thankfully you've got three sweet little sunshines in the house to keep you cheery :D
I am so excited to watch this whole house process!! It's a dream of mine to build a house.

The Bartlett Family said...

Ugh we have been getting awful weather havent we?!

A) ok your house is going to be super tall?? I mean, he is on a ladder and seems to still be building UP! lol...maybe Im just short??? lol

B) Yay for firefighters!!! =) I dispatch in a 911 dispatch center and get to dispatch for police and fire.

Jenny said...

That is so cool that the house is coming along! I hope the rains stops soon so you can get the frame up!

Miller Racing Family said...

I am so happy to see the progress on the house. We are finally getting the sun and heat here. We have even started saying it is summer time, let's hit the pools.
I am very impressed with your hubby. I can't imagine working those hours. Sounds like you have a keeper.
Thanks for linking up this week and have a great Wednesday!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

How exciting, Liz!! Getting closer and closer to having your dream fun! I hear you about the rain. This stinks! The kids (and I) are getting restless indoors and I'm tired of waking up to gloomy days. Not today though. Was it sunny for you when you woke up?? Let's hope for at least a couple of dry days for the weekend, if not warmer!

Connie Weiss said...

That's great progress!

You have a GREAT hubby!

Becca said...

Wow!! I had no idea ya'll were building a house! So cool!


Rhonda said...

Where have you been Becca? Ha! Look at that progress!!! Wow, what a keeper you have working all those hours and then working on your new home. Are the kids excited yet?

Big Mama Cass said...

Awwwww! How amazing!! Hubbys like that are keepers for sure! :)

What terrible weather... where the heck are you? We have been sizzling hot here :(

He & Me + 3 said...

How neat that hubs is working on the house. I love that. Yes you are blessed. Love the sunshine in the picture too.

jennykate77 said...

I missed this post! I was wondering about the backside of the house after seeing the post yesterday. So, is it split level? Two story? Whatever it is, it is going to be BEAUTIFUL!!! GORGEOUS VIEW! Your hubby sure is handsome and you sure are blessed! Can't wait to see what's next!

It's a lot of work, but it'll be worth it in the end, right?! I get a little bit of a headache thinking of all the work that we have left. Since we're building on, we'll have to rearrange our rooms and I can only picture big messes before everything finally comes together and is completed. Deep breaths.

Hope you guys are having a great week!!♥


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