Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Don't Blink

Holy. Moly. I'm still (almost) out of words. Less than two weeks after the foundation was poured, there's now a house standing. Shoot - I was knocked over the day the electric lines were installed so you can only imagine how I'm acting right now. Since driving up to this view tonight around 5pm, I haven't stopped clapping, giggling and jumping up and down. Right there in the middle of a sentence, I just lose control and start clapping. It's a fabulous kind of ridiculous.

Somehow the stars aligned and everything's moved faster than the original schedule. I'm sure some of this has to do with our builder's planning, and some to do with the framers being available sooner, and some to do with the universe smiling down and patting us on the head saying, "You had a real craptastic year. Here is a bone I will throw you." Whatever it may be exactly that caused the beautiful walls of this beautiful place to rise so quickly we say thank you thank you thank you.

And to our patient friends/family/readers who listened to the saga: Thank you.

Yea, yea, yea...I get that we don't have keys in hand and this is almost the beginning of a LOT of work on our parts to get the house finished. But, meh, I'm feeling pretty giddy right now. At this rate, I see spring goats in our future.....

View of living room/kitchen

Yep. That's a 26' ceiling in the living room. Who gets dibs on painting that wall? And that's a lot of large windows.

Proof: Jenna is dwarfed by gigantaur living room windows. Jenna is shocked.

Jenna delegates tasks: "Ma, you'll need to tile that wall, paint the ceiling, install light switches, and attach the sink. Thanks, you're awesome."


Ebony said...

Wooohoooo!!!!!! I'll go ahead and volunteer now for house-helping duty if there's any left when I'm back in Texas in December. :-)

No Name Farm/Ranch said...

LUCKY YOU - you may be just in time for a painting party :)