Huh. It's been over two months since I last posted. Imagine that. Apparently I suck at blogging when my life goes nutso.
I've been a busy girl. Selling an old house, building a new house - so much to do, so little time. The last we spoke, I was hoping for the builder to rev up the digger machine to start excavating the foundation for the new house. Since then, we have come a long way baby! I'll let the pictures do (most of) the talking:
March 29th: Digging the foundation - woo hoo!
March 29th: Framing for the basement footings - Hartley & I are super excited!
April 4th: Molds for the basement walls - time to pour the concrete!
April 15th: Basement walls done - let's get the first floor started.
April 22nd: First floor all framed.
May 2nd: Second floor all framed.
May 5th: Here comes the roof.
May 10th: The roof is shingled and the windows are going in.
May 31st: The field stone is being applied.
June 9th: The garage doors are in, the siding is started and some trim is in place.
Despite the outrageous amount of rain in southern Ontario this spring, we've made some decent progress in two months. Of course this is just the front exterior of the house. Inside the house, we have walls being clad in drywall and mudded, plumbing being installed, electrical and network cable being wired and a gas fireplace finding its new home. As well, the cabinets for the kitchen, butler's pantry, bathrooms, sewing room and library are being built. Soon the flooring, lighting, plumbing fixtures and inside trim will be installed.
In the mean time, we staged our existing home and put it up for sale. Thankfully, the first couple (a pair of soon to be newlyweds) that came through the house, loved the place and put in an offer. After a bit of negotiating, we sealed the deal. The only hitch is that we close on the existing house and get the keys for the new house on the same day - July 29th. That is going to be one seriously hectic moving day - yikes!
I'm hoping to get back to a more regular blogging schedule now that I have crossed a few things off my to-do list. I just hope y'all don't mind if I blather about house stuff for the next while.