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02.28.2015 Painting and visiting!!

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Bye Bye February!  Tomorrow we will welcome in the month of March, one of my favorite months because of new flower blossoms, new leaves on trees and more 70 degree days! Our painting trio are back today making great progress.   Got a call from the counter top people that… Continue reading 02.28.2015 Painting and visiting!!

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02.27.15 Building a house is a piece of cake!

Well this is the second time writing today's blog.  The first one was finished complete with pictures and it disappeared.  Sure hope I remember everything I wrote in that one, it was good! Friday, February 27, 2015 - Yep, building a house is a piece of cake, with the right contractor and subcontractors that is! … Continue reading 02.27.15 Building a house is a piece of cake!

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02.25.15 Interior doors, trim work and remaining work list

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - The ceiling was insulated this morning - no pictures of that! The trim man and our contractor, Ronnie, were here early too!  I didn't go over to the house until noon, it is way too cold and rainy. When I did I was amazed to see all the doors hung,… Continue reading 02.25.15 Interior doors, trim work and remaining work list

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02.24.15 Sheet rocking – finished!!! Doors and trim delivered and Roy sits on the septic tank!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - The sheet rock crew came early this morning and applied their final layer of mud. They came back around noon and sprayed the texture on the walls and ceilings. While they were here in the early morning the big delivery truck from Gabriel's arrived to deliver the interior doors, trim… Continue reading 02.24.15 Sheet rocking – finished!!! Doors and trim delivered and Roy sits on the septic tank!

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02.23.15 Electrical and appliance buying, Roy’s big fishing experience, hiking through the woods!

Monday, February 23, 2015 - The sheet rock workers didn't work today.  Hopefully they will tomorrow, the rest of the construction this week depends on them finishing by Tuesday.  Our electrician came back today to install the outside electrical box, and the inside switches and outlets.  Our concrete stainer came today to pick up a… Continue reading 02.23.15 Electrical and appliance buying, Roy’s big fishing experience, hiking through the woods!

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02.18.15 to 02.20.15 Fun with Madisyn!

Our little dynamite of a granddaughter stayed with us from Wednesday morning till Friday morning.  She loves it out here in the country and the freedom for playing that this brings! We made peanut butter hay stacks, created love cards (since Valentines is over) for her mom, dad and dad's girlfriend Kim.  She loved the… Continue reading 02.18.15 to 02.20.15 Fun with Madisyn!

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02.16.15 to 02.20.15 Sheet rocking, building up the culvert, anchoring columns, neighbors houses!

Week of February 16 - 20, 2015 - The only house construction this week was the sheet rocking.  Almost every day they were here doing all the many layers of mudding, etc.   It has taken longer than usual for the materials to dry between coatings so they did not finish this week.  They will be… Continue reading 02.16.15 to 02.20.15 Sheet rocking, building up the culvert, anchoring columns, neighbors houses!

Mardi Gras

02.17.15 It’s Mardi Gras time in New Orleans! repost from 2014 and new 2015 pics

This post was published last year on Mardi Gras. It continues to be one of the top viewed posts I publish so I thought I'd post it new this year in case someone missed it last year! New 2015 pictures have been added! 2014 - I've been given the day off work so I'm ready… Continue reading 02.17.15 It’s Mardi Gras time in New Orleans! repost from 2014 and new 2015 pics

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02.16.15 Sheet rocking, hose reel and column moving!

Roy and I really like these sturdy roll up hose thingies (had to look up that word since thingy isn't a real word but the recommended plural is thingies) and brought one with us to our new little house. Roy attached it Friday so we're all set. He created some bolt thing made up of… Continue reading 02.16.15 Sheet rocking, hose reel and column moving!

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02.14.2015 For a house that wasn’t going to see construction today – WOW!!!

This has been quite a day.  Yesterday we thought that there wouldn't be any construction going on today.  Man were we wrong! I have to say the following in big letters, so pretend I'm standing on the roof shouting this to the world: I ABSOLUTELY LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEE THIS HOUSE WE ARE BUILDING!!!!!!!!!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!! The… Continue reading 02.14.2015 For a house that wasn’t going to see construction today – WOW!!!