Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hello All

I just wanted to drop by and let you all know that I haven't forgotten about you...

There are a lot of blogpost ideas that haven't gotten put to paper . Who knows they may not see the end of a pencil, or the screen of a computer.

My focus seems to be trying to knit neck scarves for my Grandkids, and to do what I can to get our new home enclosed before the snow starts to fly.

We started moving dirt for our home on July 20th

Hubby and I have  made great strides in our work towards the goal. We were able to get the first round of plywood put up in a couple days this past weekend. He tacked it on and I went back later and nailed it down.

We had help one Saturday from a friend of Hubby's a couple weeks ago and when we couldn't get the southwest section of wall raised by ourselves we called our son for five minutes to help. Otherwise after we got the dirtwork leveled everything that has been done has been accomplished by the Timber Life construction crew.

The house is going to be earth bermed when we are all done. Drainage tubes, pea gravel, dimple board to protect the surfaces that will be underground and then fill dirt to top it off.

We are working to get it enclosed before the weather takes a serious turn towards winter.

The projected occupation date will be by April 2010...Things may not all be finished but it will be far enough along to provide a place to sleep, cook and do dishes.

When we began working on our building plan I was concerned with good spots for Christmas Tree locations and I found several...As Christmas draws closer I will share them with you.

I'm glad to get to stop by and let you know what has been happening here in the backcountry of Iowa at Timber Life.;)


The Hunter's Wife said...

Looks like you are making progress.

CDGardens said...

Yes, we keep taking advantage of the good and mediocre days...progress has been good since it is done part-time.

SimplyOutdoors said...

Now that looks like quite the project. I have little patience for building anything, so I envy both of you and wish ya the best.

CDGardens said...

Simply Outdoors - It is a project for sure! I would have rather done modular but the cost involved was the consideration. We need all the best wishes we can get. Thanks! ;)

Anonymous said...

All good things take time so I am sure the house will look great. Looks good so far.

CDGardens said...

Yes, patience and hard work is the value added here. Plus we will be able to say "we built it." ;)

Marian Love Phillips said...

Like the video - that was cool. Looks like you all have accomplished a lot. You really have a nice scenic spot. I know you will be glad to get in it. Thanks for sharing your progress! :)

CDGardens said...

Marian Love Phillips - Thanks Marian, we do enjoy the views we have around here very much.

We have the top layer of plywood put up now and the middle wall top plate was put on Wednesday afternoon. The outlook for progress gets the house capped very soon. ;)