I’ve taken to calling the house a cottage since that is really what we’re trying to build. I’m sure these pictures look quite confusing. My uncle calls it a fort because he cannot figure out what is going on with this cement wall sticking up out of the ground. That makes me laugh. Apparently the bicyclists have no trouble figuring out what that wall is for . . . our new neighbor tells us they stop there all the time to go behind the wall and PEE.
I’ll attempt to explain a little about the
house cottage, but you might just have to wait until there are more images to really understand what it will look like. That cement wall sticking up with the black stuff on it is the front of the house. The angled wall coming off of that is the retaining wall. We are going to build ourselves a little hill. The original houseplan was a beach house. Unfortunately, we don’t live anywhere near the beach, but that isn’t stopping us from pretending. We made all kinds of changes to the plans, but basically it boils down to this . . . we have an above ground “basement” (my brother hates when I call it a basement since it really isn’t), with our main living area on the second floor. That little hill I was talking about will allow us to drive up to the front door. The front door is ABOVE that wall of cement.
After I took these pictures, they poured the slab. Here’s a phone shot of that:
And this is what someone wrote on a dixie cup to cover one of the plumbing pipes. It made me so happy I took a picture of it! Whoever you are that wrote it, Thank You.
We started the house at the beginning of April, but things have been moving at a snail’s pace because of all the rain. We are setting rain records here people. It is now time to start the wood portion of the house so we should be seeing some more progress soon . . . good Lord willing and weather permitting. All in His time . . . that’s the way we like it.