Thursday, June 18, 2009

Groundhog's Day???

Does anyone feel like they're sitting right in the middle of that movie and world just keeps spinning round and round and round them?

Welp, here we go again...
After the sale of our first self-help, sweat equity home, we decided the best route for the budget was for an Adair home to be built for the fam. So here goes our 2nd building project in 3.5 years of marriage. I know, we're in for it. But the best part this time...we're not the ones hammerin' and liftin' the walls, wahoo! We do have a few owner responsibilities in the project, but they ain't nothin' compared to before!
The lot being all prepped up. Excavation Nation!!!The lot all covered up for dry-out during rainy days...Three quarter minus on and all leveled out...And then just a few short days ago, one week ago to be exact, the foundation work commenced (it's been a LOOOONG 6 months of waiting)...There's even been bloom-age already happening! Will's been loving playing in his new yard already. He even has a little mini-forest wetlands to tend to in our front yard and he's dreaming about all the scaping of the land he's going to do in the new front and back yards (yards we never had in the old house!)All ready for floor work to begin...Yay, the floor joists are in and we didn't have to nail 'em!My man has been working hard on this place already (site prep work, site clean up every few days, digging ditches, planting foliage, laying pipes, coordinating sub contractors). I'm so proud of him and even though the hours on top of work are a little strenuous on family time, I'm so grateful to have a man "preparing a place" for little A-bug and I. What a hard-working, handsome and providing bridegroom I have! We can't wait to see our completed castle! The lil bug was really excited about the foundation work too...Can you take a wild guess at who grampa's favorite little girl is now????Will's fave place on the lot right now...And then the sub-flooring was done...And then the garage walls went up...And then the interior and exterior walls and OSB siding went on... Dining Room with a view...

An expansive back yard (compared to the non-existent one we used to have!)Will's pipe work... Some of our dear new neighbors and friends stopped in for a visit while out on a bike ride...


This little family o' three is so excited...
All in a week's work! Can you even believe it?! We sure can't! And again, the best part is, not a single hammer swung. Whew!
We serve a really big and awesome God!
Unless the Lord builds the house, it's laborers labor in vain. And this we know to be true.
So build on Jesus, build on!

2 comments:

Transformed from glory to glory said...

Oh how our Lord delights in giving good gifts to His children. Remembering that perseverance produces character and character hope!

Christina said...

Wow, I can't believe how much has been done. I'm so excited for your little family.