Archive for 05/07/2009

oh could it be true…

Posted: 05/07/2009 in life

this is the current forecast. just last night it said it was supposed to rain all next week and the following… here’s hopin!!!

 

the forecast

the forecast

utilities

Posted: 05/07/2009 in house

yesterday we got our water meter put in. yippee! now we have water AND electricity! we’re in business {almost}!

remeasuring and staking

Posted: 05/07/2009 in basement, house

last night eric and anthony worked late at their day job, took a quick break and headed out to the house to re-stake and re-measure the house and basement hole and such… it ended up taking a few hours. thanks for a musco light from my bil tim they were able to work past dark. 

i had to take a picture of anthony getting ready to go in the hole. now remember there is hardly any standing water in the hole, just a couple puddles. now i will give him this, there’s an area in the basement that hasn’t gotten a lot of sun. it’s pretty sticky and they usually do get stuck in this area… LOL but the rollin the pants up just cracks me up like you wouldn’t believe. (it’s typical that you just tuck your pants into your boots…) trust me, i need the laugh this week 🙂 sorry, anthony, that it is at your expense… kinda sorry… 

ROFL

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now in all seriousness. anthony has been a HUGE help and blessing to us! he makes eric laugh, which is much needed right now… not to even mention his willingness to pop out and help… thank you, tony!!

more progress…

Posted: 05/07/2009 in basement, house

this morning eric showed our dozer where to dig some more and he got to digging. (i sure hope he can be done this week! i’m a bit more than ready to be beyond this stage. but there is still so much more digging to be done.)

after that eric and anthony (eric’s brother) headed to kville to pick up our exterior doors and windows. oh how encouraging! something tangible to resemble a house! i love them! there is one itty bitty problem. the salesman told me that white locks weren’t an option and that i had to pay almost $50 per window to get metal locks. so i did that, BUT the windows come with standard white locks… 😛 i called them and told them i wanted to return them for my FULL $300, not minus a 15% restocking fee because this was NOT a typical return or change of mind this was home depot’s personnel error. which when i called, he admitted to not knowing white locks came standard… brother! so i’ll tackle that tomorrow or saturday. anxious to see how that turns out… i’m so thankful that’s the only thing that is the problem!!