I am building my first home. Lucky me because it is in the woods! It is an adventure I surely will not forget.

Me with Rory

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I finally finished my loan application today for a construction loan. Ouch. I spent so long on it, I can't believe it. They wanted page after page after page of info. I had to submit so many documents, my head could have spun around.
I started it two weeks ago when I was home with a nasty cold. I sent the last of it in today. Yahoo.
On top of it, I am so scared of getting a loan since I have never had a mortgage or any loan this large before.
I hope it goes well.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Concrete slab

Slab all finished a few weeks ago.

Up close to the sill plates I framed myself. Concrete guy wanted to pour up to them or else throw a board across. I didn't want that because then for the rest of my life I would be stepping over 3/4 inches of board. The double sill plate is his first choice, so I made it happen with a lot of research and tools, and frustration. End result in my work = pride.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


What about this color scheme?

I am definitely not going with beige.