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Moving Again Daybook

Moving Again Daybook

For today … Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Outside my window … Sunny and mid-60s. A beautiful fall day. I am thinking … about moving this Saturday. Which takes me back to the end of January and this post. Here we go again … Only this move will really be permanent! At last … all we need is some grass! up-close of the stone and landscaping rock I am thankful for … the HUGE surprise our builder gave us last Thursday…

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September Status

September Status

New home: This is the month I have been waiting for. This is the month we move into our new home. Only weeks, days left. Yes, I am welcoming September with open arms for this reason alone. Time to pack (again): Today, I begin decluttering our townhouse in preparation for packing. We have lived without a lot for the past six months. Most of our belongings are in storage. But I have noticed that we have still accumulated unnecessary stuff,…

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The End is in Sight

The End is in Sight

While we don’t have an exact close date, yet, we are getting close. Maybe a month or so left. So much is done. What remains includes finishing details, such as floors, cabinets, trim, etc. The exterior is nearly completed. Where the blue house wrapping stuff still shows is where stone will be soon. Stone also will be on the bottom of the porch columns. We had to do a bit of landscaping in the front. A boulder retaining wall. This…

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Starting the Siding

Starting the Siding

Hopefully, the siding will be finished in a day or two. So more photos to come. Inside, it has been insulated, and now the sheet rock is going up. Progress, progress, progress! Yay for progress!

Windows and a Roof

Windows and a Roof

The roof shingles went on last week. And the windows were installed then, too. I took the next three photos from the same angle (or at least close enough). It’s amazing how much the house changes from one day to the next. When we went over to the house this evening, they were installing our showers and bathtubs. It also was the first time I got to walk through the master bedroom and bathroom. The last time I was upstairs,…

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Almost Done

Almost Done

The builders will finish framing our house tomorrow, so that it is ready to be roofed on Monday. Next week also will begin a lot of other projects, such as electric and plumbing. Yes, things continue to move along nicely, with a projected move-in date of mid-September. adding the second story. my husband is standing in our front doorway. from the back/side. the flat slab to the left is our future garage, above which will be the master bedroom and…

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Let the Frames Begin!

Let the Frames Begin!

Another house-progress post. I hope you don’t mind so many. But this is the biggest part of our family’s life right now. And isn’t that (one of) the reasons for a blog? To post things that apply to the most important aspects of life? Framing started last week, Wednesday … And we stopped by Thursday, just before I left for my retreat, to see the progress. basement from the back of the house; my mom’s suite front-left corner and left-side…

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Making Progress

Making Progress

These photos may not look like much, other than some cement blocks, technically called the footings, which you can’t see, and the foundation, which you can see. But to us they scream “progress!” We drive over each night we know the builders have been working to see what they have done. Even if it seems small, we know that each tiny building step is one step closer to living in this house. We can’t wait. (I think I’ve already told…

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Picking and Choosing

Picking and Choosing

Yesterday, my husband and I spent almost five hours picking and choosing all the things (well, most of the things) that will go into our new house. Five. hours. It happened all at once, in a big design center. From siding colors to shutters. Flooring to counter tops. Lighting fixtures to paint colors. And, yes, appliances, too. We met with three very kind ladies who helped us with our selections. I’ve always just moved into (and accepted) whatever is already…

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