Saturday, October 31, 2009

Doesn't look too exciting, but progress is progress.

The main plumbing stack happens to be located in Katie's closet. The only carpet in the entire house happens to be the brand new carpet in the basement covering the floor in Katie's closet. Hmmm . . . not anymore. The plumbing stack has to be revealed so that all the new plumbing can be put into the new addition and set in the floor of the new basement before the floor is poured. The cat is intrigued. Katie is inconvenienced. All of the openings around the new foundation and basement have been backfilled and the egress windows have been set in place. They chose to insulate and waterproof on the outside of the new walls!
The drain tile has been installed and some of the pipes have been set and are ready to be tied into the current stack. Now we just need a new basement floor! If we could get everyone to show up on the sunny days, or even just the dry days, I think that we will see some real progress this week!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wanna Play Blocks?

The blocks are up and the basement floor is next on the list. The orchestration of this project is amazing. Now that they have gotten started there is just no stopping these contractors! I don't want to jinx the project, but they just really want to get this exterior done before the snow flies again. Every day I come home from work amazed at how much has been accomplished.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Digging is Done!

Well, the hole got a bit larger than expected. As they were finishing digging, part of the wall of dirt between the new hole and the garage had a bit of a sand slide leaving no dirt between our driveway and the hole. It was a bit shocking. We will have to stay away and keep a couple of doggies from straying to a premature death.

All of the participating contractors pushed each other a bit and got the digging done and the footings poured. It really is amazing to see how large the addition is going to be in relation to the rest of the house.
Merle and the girls in the new basement!
We are now ready for blocks to be put in. Exciting changes here at the house.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Dig

These photos posted backwards, but this is both day one and day two of our dig. I can't believe the amount of dirt that needs to come out of our yard. Thank goodness, our excavator was able to find someone who needed to fill in a pool nearby, because holy cow that is a whole lotta dirt that needs to be moved. I'm starting to understand the toddler and pre-school boy fascination with diggers. They really are fun to watch.
Katie and I will not be looking into careers as excavators, but we do make the digger look better.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Laundry all weekend!

This is where I did laundry all weekend. In about 4 months I will be doing laundry in our main floor laundry room with our new front-loading washer and dryer! No matter where it is done having all the laundry in the house clean, folded and put away feels wonderful. For some reason . . . I am a bit more excited to be doing it upstairs in a new laundry room!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rain , rain go away come again another day . . .

Well, today should have been big digger day, but our warm dry fall was fouled up by constant rain. Hopefully they will be able to start digging the basement and foundation on Monday. Let's hope for a long spell of dry weather, so we can get a foundation poured and some action happening here.