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Did you say the concrete floor of our basement…FINALLY?  Huzzah!  They are supposed to be pouring the garage floor today.  After that we start the framing.  I expect that will be speedier than the concrete.  Most of the supplies are already on site, just waiting.

*Side note:  I’m reading way too much Dr. Seuss “Oh the Places You’ll Go” with the boy.  As soon as I typed “just waiting”…4 pages worth of the story rattled through my brain.  And someone please tell me if there really is a person named Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shay.  Because if so….wowza.  End side note*

In other news, the drain field for the septic is nearly completed.  I didn’t take a picture of it though.  The road is also now completed up to the edge of our property.  We have widened the culvert at the stream crossing (and the road on top, duh), and added a weir so if we do flood it won’t take out the culvert.  The county is now happy with us.  Thank you for that.

Josh and I are headed in to Rapid today to sign off on the window order, finalize siding colors, and maybe pick out a front door.

I know it’s been quiet around here lately, but I expect things will pick up again now.  It’s been a frustrating month full of fret that we wouldn’t get the concrete finished before our drop-dead-for-the-winter date.  I didn’t post much figuring swearing at a blog really wouldn’t be productive, eh?  If you’re still here, thanks for sticking with us.

Sorry folks.  It’s been a bit crazy.  As you might have heard, we got a bit of snow out here last week.


That’s the front of our house on Thursday afternoon.  We probably got a foot and a half, but the snow meant lots of huge drifts.  Luckily I got my boss on the last flight out of town Wednesday evening.   Before he left we made a trip out to the property.  They’ve got the radon system installed, but I only got one super crappy pic of it – so you’re out of luck.  They were laying down tarps and have since shoveled out all the snow in hopes of a concrete floor some day soon.

In the meantime…this is my current life:


But it snowed here as well.  No sunny warm high life.  Just lots of meetings on Risk Management.

I’ll be back to town on Friday and hope to have a good long update for your Monday!