Monday, June 05, 2006

We're on our way!

Well, I've been inspired by reading my friend Rachel's blog and how it is such a cool way to keep up with friends that I've decided to start one too :) I thought since we are building a house too, it would be a good way to keep you all updated on the progress... Things have been crazy busy around here. I can honestly say I didn't realize how much work has to be done before you ever even get started on building a house. Construction loans, building permits, sewage permits, electric permits, temporary power pole, and the list goes on... Every night we hit bed exhausted! We are still living in the cottage on our property but that should be torn down by next weekend and then we'll be moving into a motor home for summer. Here's a few pics of things:


This is where we're living now












This is one of many burn piles we've had and will have












The horrid shack in the back of our property that we're tearing down. It's full of old bottles of wine and other junk. Many trips to recycling are yet to come...











This is what we'll live in by next week. Aaaaaah! What have we got ourselves into!

11 comments:

Rachel said...

Hey J Sto! I'm thrilled to see you've joined blogland! It is a wonderful way to keep in touch and I'm looking forward to seeing every little step of your new adventure.
Miss you lots

Jenn said...

Thanks Rachel. Miss you too!

Kori said...

Welcome to Blogland!
We also kept progress of our house building on a blog... it is now fun to look back as it seems like such a distant memory.

Jenn said...

Yes Kori, I checked out your blog a few times and you did a great job keeping track of your house. It must be nice to finally be in there! I feel like it will be forever for us...

Anonymous said...

Hey Jenn,

Yup...you're a little crazy, but if anyone can do it, you can! You're amazing, girl! I wish you all the best in the coming weeks...those are pretty cramped quarters! :)

CKropp

Anonymous said...

Hey:

If you never went through this, you wouldn't be able to look back and tell your grandchildren, "I remember when".

Blessings,


Tony

Anonymous said...

I could actually hear your voice as I read your blog! So excited for you guys. We miss you immensely. Hopefully the only time spent in the camper is for sleeping! Kiss the kids for me.

Sarah W.

Timothy said...

Hey,this is really cool! hope to see you soon! Timothy

Jeremy said...

Hey, this is a cool website. I hope to see you guys this summer!
Jeremy

Anonymous said...

Great view, lots of hard work, very rewarding. When you are sitting down to some hot, homemade soup in the winter and you look out over all that you have done and say "Thanks Lord", you will hardly remember all the things those boys got into while the building was going on!!!!! Encourage their eagerness to help!!
Love from the Rudigers

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