Thursday, July 30, 2009

A hard day's work

Its been a long time coming, but its finally starting to feel real! One day in and the hole is almost completely dug. Its really amazing what a good job those kids did!

Construction crew

Our construction crew is hard at work. Here is the official groundbreaking!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Painted Earth

Real work began today as we went out with Pat, the construction manager, to stake out the property and paint the lines for digging! We should have a nice hole in the ground within a few days.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


We completed the pre-construction meeting on Wednesday of this week. Among the typical decisions made at this meeting are items like texturing for walls, exterior colors, trim, roofing, etc. This went pretty well, but there are a few items still up in the air.

To summarize:

exterior color -- red
trim color -- almond
roof -- architectural shingles (a darker brown color with red and tan hints)
texture -- medium depth texturing (the newer style, looks a little like plaster)

We have also added a small window to the garage and expanded the layout of the basement bathroom for the girls as they grow up.