Saturday, May 31, 2008

Here are the forms for the poured walls. This is the front of the house. Looking at the storm shelter which is as big as a house in itself!

Looking at the back corner of the house. This is the garage and the yard room.

Rebar and wall form.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

May 29, 2008

After a couple days of rain, the concrete walls guys are getting ready to pour the walls! They told me they would pour on Monday. I told them I wanted to move in on Tuesday! They thought that was really funny.

The boys are checking out the work going on on the lot.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

First blood

David gets first blood on the building site!

We have the beginnings of walls! This is looking at the front right corner of the house. the walls are scheduled to be poured on Wed.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Day 1: Foundation being worked on, and prep for the poured walls.
Edited on May 29th: Bill Smith called David for a laugh and pretended to be a city employee. He said that he had heard we had balloons hung on our building permit, then he wanted to know if we had a permit to party!

Here are the balloons we hung on the building permit! The foundation is already being laid! I am so excited again!
We have a building permit!
The foundation guy and poured wall dude are meeting on the lot today! Yea!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

We are looking for the building permit today! Bill S. was suppose to turn in the plans yesterday, but no one checked on him, so he didn't do it. This is why things take so long. My idea to run for mayor, eliminate all these city workers and get rid of all this foolishness is only reinforced by this kind of stalling. I bet I could run this city with less than 20 workers, and all the extra money would go to public schools! Will you vote for me?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I don't want to jinks anything, but the papers are in motion to get the building permit! Everyone has agreed to a plan, and now we just have to sign papers and turn things into the right people! We may be really close! Keep praying!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Today I am frustrated with the lack of progress on the building permit. I think this could be a long battle with the city, original engineer and the neighbor. I am beginning to wonder if it is all worth it? We could rethink the house we live in and make it work for a lot less hassle than we are going through right now. I will keep updating the progress or lack thereof!