Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Finished Product

So I have been trying to download these pictures for a week now, but I was having much dificulty. Anyway, here are the finished pictures of our summer project...finally!!

The Garage

There's a spare room to the left and Sam's office is on the right.

Another view...that's Sam's office window on the right.
You can kind of still see the trenches in the grass from the sewer and water pipes.
Our yard will have to be a spring project.
Sam working hard...

The other side of his office...ya know for all the clients that come

The lovely bathroom.

It's hard to tell, but this is the spare room.

The inside of the garage. The door in the back leads to our food storage.

The Food Storage Room.

The view from the street.

And one more view...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sorry for the long wait in updating our blog.
July has been crazy. So here are the updates
of how it is going...
July 24 - Our building is now enclosed...whoopie!

August 1 - Delivering the exciting...

Teron, Jonah and Jarom watching the guys deliver the shingles...

August 7 - Beginning to put up the siding and the roof is done!

Putting up the last of the siding...

August 11 - Putting in the insulation...

August 12 - Delivering the dry wall...

So as if we weren't doing enough construction, we are replacing the railing in our kitchen hallway with a half wall to have more privacy in the kitchen area.

The framing for the new half wall.
August 13 - Putting up the dry wall!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

It's Coming Along!...

Our yard on the north side before they dug for the sewer and water pipes...

And after...what a mess!

Our beautiful yard on the east side before...

And AFTER!! (The hole is about 8 feet deep!) What an even bigger mess!

Verlyn connecting the new sewer and water pipes to our exsisting ones.

Sam and Jonah helping dig the trench.
Jarom, Bentley, Sam & Jonah taking a ride in the bucket!

June 27 - The outside framing is done.

July 1 - Hooray!! We have walls!

July 2 - The crane lifting the trusses for the roof.

And here is Sam's brother, Kenny and Sam helping the crane put up the trusses.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

There's no turning back now!

Please read the top paragraph before proceeding...Thanks!
June 3 - Here is the beginning of the end - digging up the trees to prepare the yard for our garage.
This is standing in the back corner of the yard looking towards the house - what a mess!

June 6 - These are the footings being dug. You can kind of get an idea of what it will look like - the big part is the garage and going off to the right is the office space.

It had been raining so much that the ground was too soft to hold up the heavy cement truck...luckily it was only half full of cement when they came.

The front view of the cement truck that got stuck. The other cement truck that was there had to pull this one out of the mud (it sunk 3 feet deep). It used so much force that it cracked and broke the sidewalk in the front - oopsie!

Our make-shift slide so the cement truck could reach the footing area.

June 11 - The foundation guys getting the forms ready to pour the foundation.

June 12 - The foundation is done!

More completed foundation!

Jonah helping Verl (the concrete guy) move some dirt around.

Bentley having a go at it too.

Jarom taking a turn as well.

June 19 - Here are the guys spreading the cement for the floor.

Teron watching the cement truck as it is pouring the floor.

Yea! The floor is in and ready to walk on!

This side will be the office space - two rooms and a bathroom.