Monday, June 30, 2008

The polls are closed~

Actually, I think there were techinal difficulties, but the general consensus was to go with cabinets. The next items I must go purchase are toilets, bath/shower, and sinks. The plumber will be returning soon. :)

Meanwhile, the roof trusses are being placed! So I will definelty bombard my blog with pictures soon.

Until then...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Anniversary Day...

Yesterday, Matthew and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. Being the simple folk that we are (and trying to save $ building a house) we kept it simple. We "stole" his mom's BMW convertible and drove it to Landrum, SC. It was a totally cute town. We looked at several antique shops and ate at a really cute restaurant. They had a sign on the wall that said, "Any children left unattended will be given an espressro and a free puppy." I thought that was pretty good.
Anyhoo... on the way back, I convinced him to pay $3 each to hike up to see "Pearson's Falls." It was a simple hike, and it was a pretty waterfall.

We had a nice day together.

Let me know what your "vote" will be. I think we are leaning towards matching everything to cabinets. Who knows????????????

Friday, June 27, 2008

In the beginning...

There was grading.

What's that saying about a solid foundation?

And then there were walls. (For those of you who do not know, Matthew, does solid concrete walls for a living.)

I have tried to take pictures from every angle. This one seems to be the house's best "side." Our basement floor is beautiful, because we know a very good finisher (someone who makes concrete look "pretty").

There is something to be said for having a floor beneath your feet.

This actually skips a few steps, but brings us (you) up to today. This picture was taken yesterday. All week I have been waiting on a roof to be put on the house, and it turns out that is will be done the beginning of next week.

The trusses will be set beginning Monday. We will have a roof by the end of next week!

Until then...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Building a House

Since Monday, I have been shopping. Sounds like fun, yes? Well, I have been looking at endless displays of sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, countertops, & flooring. Needless to say, I am feeling a little overwhelmed. Of course, it doesn't help that I'm indecisive, and this is all new for me.

Please don't misunderstand, however. I am excited about the house. I tell everyone about it. Heck... I seem to be blogging about it now. This picture is a little old. I will find some more up-to-date pictures later.

If anyone out there happens to come across this and has some advice, I will welcome it.

What to expect?

I have titled this "Country Livin'" because I couldn't think of anything else. I will mostly be blogging about building our new house, but there are other things I may talk about.

It is an exciting time. For the last 3.5 years I have lived in a little, block house that I can vacuum from one plug! Soon, I will have a house with closet space and kitchen space.

Although, this little house has so much character. It's adorable. It was haunted when we first moved into it, but I think they have left.

There are some old cherry trees and Concord grape vines on the property. For the last 3 years I have made jelly from these fruits. It's pretty cool. I grew up visiting my Grandma who canned and made jellies. I regret that I never appreciated it when I was younger, because I didn't know how special that was.

Well... I'm an excellent babbler, and I think that is all for now. Here is the side view of our little farm house (and the cat).