House Update, July

We’ve not moved on anything on the house in several weeks due to several things. The good news is that we now seem to be moving forward with the project! We have the initial part of the foundation completed, including all footings and the concrete for the porches and the garage floor have been poured. The bad news is that all of the piers have to be removed and placed differently. We’ve also been trying for several months to get electricity and that now seems like it’s moving forward as well. We have a meeting next week to talk about the specifics of the install and should also hear back from the floor truss folks next week as to the engineering of the floor system. Overall things now seem to be moving after a long pause and we’re getting excited again!

House update

Well, I’ve neglected blogging about our house since, until very recently, it was all in planning and concept and nothing concrete to show. That has now changed! Two weeks ago a bulldozer arrived and scraped the topsoil off of the house site and the crawlspace was dug out. Last week the footings were dug and poured and yesterday the block was laid. Well, not all of the block, but a most of it for sure. Today they are coming back to finish the few blocks that are left and will core fill the block that will be bearing horizontal forces (the block between the house and the porches).

We’re on our way for sure now!