Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Lookie What We Got!
For the record, The Offspring and Roger both think I'm a little nutso, for we are only TEN DAYS into building this house, and I've taken more photos for this project than I did for her birth and our wedding combined. BUT LOOK! Here are the braces they put up to show where the block foundation is going to be laid!The string, which is really tough to see, shows where the blocks should be, as far as their height. Now, remember the previous post with Roger's "pet cemetery" comment? Well, evidently - the worms had a suicide party and drank the Kool-Aid over the weekend, and now there really will be dead bodies under my house. I hope worm spirits are nice.And remember the painted place for the water dudes to dig? Well - ta-da! Here is my meter and my new spigot. Note to self: must mine for Viagra stores on this land. That spigot is eerily erect.And the new meter for the electricity...look really close, and you will see something that will NEVER BE SEEN AGAIN.Still can't see it? Well, here's a closer look:Now, I suppose that if I waited many years, I might get that sucker to turn over again...but hopefully not in my lifetime. And look what else the builder fairies left? SAND AND CONCRETE! Can you tell this is like Christmas for me? Even more exciting - CONCRETE BLOCKS!!! WOOHOO!! (I can see it now, Arkansas Songbird is already making my birthday gift list - nothing but building materials.)Roger and I did a rough count, and since the builder told us we will need about 1,580 blocks for the project, we figure about half of them were delivered today.When people say that house-building can drive a person insane? Well, yes indeed...it sure can! WOOHOOOOOO!!!