We've come a bit further than that now in which we now have walls and windows and doors (and daylight) in addition to the roof, but the whole process is still just putt-putting along. I am thinking that by the time we get into this house, it will have nearly been a year since the whole process started. Crazy, right? But we don't plan to ever move again so we're trying to be patient. And plus, we're really kind of liking living with my parents (at least John acts like he is too) and I think we'll all be lonely when we are in our respective houses afterwards. Good thing we are only moving 700 feet away.
Anyways, since I've done a really poor job of keeping you updated as this moves along, I figured we'd do a picture story to sort of catch you up.
October 8, 2012
October 19, 2012
November 3, 2012
November 18, 2012
December 4, 2012 - That would be a concrete pumping truck pouring the far corners of the basement floor.
December 8, 2012 - Ooh! We have walls!
December 11, 2012 - Checking out the basement. Giant front room:
And back room which will be a home gym and eventually a theater room:
And the front of the house that same day:
December 16, 2012 - Looking like a house!
It's c-c-c-c-cooold down here, Mama.
December 21, 2012
January 5, 2012
They have run the outlets and all, and done the plumbing now too. I think next is waterproofing and backfill so we will no longer have a moat around our house, and I have no idea after that. I know they still need to pour the concrete for the porch, and the inside could use some real walls. The latest estimate is MARCH. MARCH! Why so slowwww?
I don't know what other updates to share, because really, is someone else's house building process really that interesting? I think probably not. But I wanted to document it for myself. My parents said they regret not taking many pictures when they built their house. But I think they are being too hard on themselves. When the 6 pictures you take are this high in quality, you don't need to take hundreds of pictures to document the process.