Quick photo update

The weather was in the POSITIVE double digits today — may have even hit 20 degrees!  So I stopped by the site to see what had been done.  A guy was there moving dirt.  Odd that that was so thrilling, but it was.  The dirt they dug out to create the basement is being reallocated to fill under the garage and to fill in the trenches around the basement walls.

Yes, we have walls! The concrete forms are gone, and some insulation has been installed.  Not sure what happens next, but we have a meeting tomorrow.  Got a call from Steve, our site supervisor.  Seems window prices are about to go up, so they want us to pick all the windows as soon as possible.  Gotta love a builder that looks for ways to save us money!  Way to go Kraemer & Sons!

Here are some shots of the progress:


The west basement wall (back of garage). The part closest to the camera will be Frankie’s room.ImageThe far western edge of the house. The garage will be on top of this concrete square. The dirt in the foreground will be a driveway.


The far eastern wall of the basement. This summer a bar will be up against that wall!


The wall in the foreground is the “front” of the basement.


  Our well!


hey — no one told the guys they could make footprints in my concrete!


Dirt. That is all. (but next summer this will be our front yard)ImageA view of the front (northern) wall of the basement. The corner in the foreground will be the basement “great room.”

About DonniT

Born in Georgia, raised in California, and living in Minnesota for almost 2 decades, I have lots of different ways of looking at the world. Married to my college sweetheart, surviving being a Navy Mom to Sailor Boy and helping Singer Girl achieve her dreams of college and stardom. Constantly trying to outwit my Labradoodle while rescuing dogs. Love to read, shop, entertain, volunteer, travel, plan, and dream!

Posted on February 12, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. So exciting to see what’s happening!

  2. yay!! progress! I am super excited for you.

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