Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I think this is real.....

PROGRESS!!!! HURRAY, finally!

This has been the biggest headache, but things are falling into place...I am guardedly optimistic, and starting to allow myself to get excited again. We had some major issues with the housing company, the contract, etc. but after putting up quite a strong fight, things are going fairly smoothly. By the way, anyone who knows me, would be SO proud of my newfound ability to be slightly assertive (even though sometimes that assertiveness is covered with anger and stress, and therefore the inevitable tears that follow...yeah, that really makes people take me seriously! I really need to learn how to control myself when it comes to the crying thing...). Anyway, I have learned a lot of lessons from this, and it's possible I am a little, tiny bit stronger :) YES!


Basement slab and concrete, super.




Walls, WALLS!!!




Today they set the house on the basement. It was actually sad for me to see the house in pieces, missing half the roof, etc. After the fight I have put up for this thing, I am seriously attached.

Easy does it...

It was pretty fun to watch. The crane opperator was brilliant in my view. He maneuvered the thing perfectly. I was nervous he was going to bash the two halves together...but he did excellent.

Matt and I sitting by the walking path up on the hill. We were like kids at the Imax theater...we just needed popcorn to make it complete. We were so giddy and excited.

The back of the house. Whoa....it's kinda big. Lots of (big) windows=Lots of Light=HAPPY Jess. You can see those storm clouds rolling in. The crane finished just in time for the lightning to go crazy. Good thing, it was a major lightening rod sticking up 100 ft. in the air just asking to be struck.

Kaden ran around in here for a long time. He was so happy and excited and found lots of interesting things to play with...none of which were safe.


So today was pretty thrilling for us. They still have to put the dormers back on and fix the roof, and replace a few pieces of siding. Then they'll start the driveway and garage. Things are going well though and I am so happy to see progress, SO HAPPY.
I have to just mention how awesome my dad has been through all of this. He has been checking up on our site almost daily, and has caught a few errors, and keeps a close eye on everyone and everything. He has taken so much stress off of me and is indespensible. Today, he hung out there all day, missing his weekly golf game and work. I felt so bad because his feet were hurting so much, but he is happy to be able to help us out. I don't know what we would do without such loving friends and family who are always so willing to lend a hand.

9 comments:

Robin said...

HURRAAYY!!!!!

I'm so excited. And I'm greasin' up my elbows to apply stucco, build a deck, load the trailers, move the furniture....Oh boy. I need to go now to work out on the Bowflex. I'm going to need it.

I'm so HAPPY this is finally moving forward! Contratulations.

Rencher Fam said...

Yay! Congrats you guys! You are so lucky...I have always wanted a yellow house! It looks so cute.

Jodi Jean said...

HUZZAH!!! that's awesome!

my favorite quote ... "found lots of interesting things to play with...none of which were safe."

i can just imagine aidan running around with your kaden ... getting into all the things that are dangerous, eating nails, ya know that kind of thing!!

susan said...

We are so excited for you guys! Building a house is so full of ups and downs, but hang in there! It's all worth it in the end.

We are so excited to have you guys as neighbors. Just let us know when you need help!

Heidi Maloy said...

Yeah, CONGRATULATIONS!!
Building a house is a BIG pain in the butt isn't it?? And you never fully understand until you do it yourself... but I'm SO happy for you guys. It is really exciting!

Heidi Maloy said...

Yeah, CONGRATULATIONS!!
Building a house is a BIG pain in the butt isn't it?? And you never fully understand until you do it yourself... but I'm SO happy for you guys. It is really exciting!

Granttany said...

HOW exciting!!! I am proud of you for learning how to be more assertive... I think Traci told me a little about it and she was so proud of you. (she loves you so much!) I am learning too and it is not easy. When I try... I fear that I will be too extreme! (and freak out and start crying)... but one day I will tackle the happy medium! Anyway I'm glad things are progressing with the house! What a cool phase to be in!

Wendy said...

Congratulations Jess and Matt! I too, have problems with being assertive...so I feel for you. I am proud of you too.

Anonymous said...

I am SO so so SO happy for you Jess!!! Love, Nicole W.