The roof is all on and the covered porch is just about done.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
This is how the walls look without blankets. Its been pretty warm today - about 50 degrees - which is great for January and for the curing process. There probably won't be much happening until the later part of this week while the cement cures and gains strength to support the weight of the house.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Until all of the necessary permits are acquired, construction will not begin. But every once in a while, I have driven to the lot just to check, in hopes that the builder has jumped the gun and dug our basement hole early. A few days before I took this picture of the retaining wall, I ventured out to the lot after dinner. It wasn't very late, but it was pitch black outside. I pointed my headlights at the back of the lot, and to my surprise, we had a retaining wall! I needed to touch it. I needed to stand next to it and see if it was taller than me. So I did, and it was. I walked back toward my car, blinded by the high beams. Do you see that big gaping hole toward the back of the lot on the left? No? Neither did I. Well, I fell in it. I got a pretty impressive goose egg on my knee. Check it out.
I start a new job in Orem soon. Carrie and I have been living with her parents for the past year as I waited for a job offer from the firm to materialize. It finally came and we began the house hunt. We looked at homes from Herriman all the way to Mapleton, which is twenty minutes south of Orem. We toured a spec home in Mapleton that we fell in love with. Mapleton was too far from family, but the builder had an available lot on Traverse Mountain in Lehi. We liked the lot, so we made an offer on the home, and then the fun began! Picking out paint colors, brick, carpet, cabinetry, and appliances was a blast. Our new baby girl comes in late April, and the builder expects that we will be able to move in by the end of March. It's an exciting time for us! Our builder, Castle Creek Homes, has been awesome to work with. There will be a few differences between our home and the photos below, but they are minor. Clicking on "Location" at the bottom of this post should take you to a map of our lot.
|Ours won't have that little "eyebrow" of roof over the garage. Also, the garage door should be white.|
|We like the little office/formal living room by the front door.|
|Walk-in closets in every bedroom, and the master bedroom has two! We also love the loft at the top of the stairs and the laundry upstairs with the bedrooms. I don't have a floorplan of the basement, but it's a basement.|