The lumber got delivered...whoo whoo!!! But the mailbox didn't fair to well. It was probably the nicest thing on the property and it was smoked by the lumber guy. So now it matches our decor. Doesn't everyone put out their mailbox on a saw horse?!
Standing in the shop looking towards the garage door. When the floor was first poured it did not seem very big, but now it feels huge and awesome!!!
The floor was slightly not straight, so they had to jack it up and put up supports. I'm sure my terminology is horrible, so use your imagination :)
The kids love playing in the dirt, pulling out nails, picking up sticks and other random tasks Nate assigns.
Huge blessing...the guy in yellow and the guy in white!!! Nate's cousins from Albert City, IA are here for 3 days to help demo. Luke (in the white) was here for 3 days last week. We love hanging out with them and they are AWESOME workers!!!
Standing in the entry looking at Shay and Conley's room. Those that remember what it used to look like...the stairs Nate built are gone, Conley's loft gone...we have plans for new stairs and to open Conley's room up a little bit. NO MORE CHANGES!!! The stairs and loft change just came up last week. We are hoping to not change our mind much more...we do want it perfect, but need to set some things in stone!
Looking across the stairs into Conley's room.
My old closet (that I shared with Nate)...just wait til you see my new one! I think I dream about it every night!!!
This is one days work! It is so fun to see progress, new-clean looking wood, supplies on hand...so much left to do, but thankful for today's work!
This is what is left of Nate's burn pile. On Sunday he lit this pile of debris on fire. The ranger showed up, 2 sheriff cars and the North Liberty Fire Department (2 trucks). I had mentioned there was a burn ban, but since it had rain Nate thought it would be fine. So far no fine has arrived in the mail. Never a dull moment at our house. Obviously the fire was RAGING when they showed up. Yes, there was a burn ban, but it was almost out when they showed up.