December 12, 2006

The Final Day was TODAY!

Today was the final 'walkthrough'...
where the service manager made notes of anything that needed 'tweaking'.

And they fixed what things they could in this cold weather, like our door knob.

Several things must wait until warmer weather in the spring, such as replacing this window with an unusual scratch on the outside:

Here John hands the final payment to the service manager.

We have the keys!

December 10, 2006

The Final Days!

Over the past several days, a crew returned to work on the roof and siding.

I think we are in the FINAL DAYS!

December 6, 2006

We have Water In and Water Out!

They worked late... until after dark,
but the new house is almost ready to have water in and water out!

We are waiting for a 'house crew' to return...
There are quite a few of shingles that blew off... and some siding work, and a few other small 'loose ends'.
But MAYBE SOMEDAY it will be completed!

December 5, 2006

Another hole in the ground...

The cistern is in and that hole filled in...
Now, there is a huge hole on the other side of the house!

After today, we should have water in and water out!!!
Things are starting to look up!
The plumbing in the old house is acting up again: the inlet water line began a second leak, and all our drains suddenly became very, very slow....!!!
Maybe a bathroom in the new house would be much better than an old fashioned outhouse!
Today is our anniversary! We spent it working on the house and moving cattle!

December 4, 2006

We ALMOST have water!

At least we have the tank in the ground, and it will be ready for water by tomorrow morning!

Hopefully, tomorrow will see both the septic and cistern completed!

December 1, 2006

Day Five of the Inside Work:

The carpet layers came today!

Notice the blurring hammers!
Even with flash and a fast shutter speed, these guys could swing their hammers too fast for my camera!

First, laying down tack strips, around the edges of all carpet areas:

Next came the pad, then the carpet was spread out:

'Taping' the seams:

Nearly done: