Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Note to self:
NEVER change your blog without first saving a copy of all your customizations! ARGH!

Monday, February 27, 2006

Monday, February 20, 2006

Above is a view from the very back. Below rt. is looking at the front from the path.

WOOHOO! (Vince's '49 Ford N Series there)

Friday, February 17, 2006

While we were watching the cement being poured last week, I suggested that maybe the kids could collect some of the materials in the area around us to make an old-fashioned broom. We've been playing Little House lately, as well as listening to Johnny Tremain audio tapes so this handicraft seemed a good thing to do while hanging out. (Excellent book on tape, btw.) Grace gathered materials a while and so did Jacob but he tired of it quickly. Here's what we had to work with when we were done. (There won't be pictures of me up here often so see it while you can.) I did a little research online tonight and this guy makes some really nice brooms. It's funny that I should find that site because I was suggesting that we could go into the broom-making business to take to craft shows and the like (jokingly). Along with the egg business that Jacob hopes to start, of course. ;-)
Jacob's "foreign" language is now goat! He likes it much better than his Basic Language Principles with Latin Background book. And how come the goats and chickens seem to have traded sheds lately???

Today was a little disappointing because not as much got done at the house as we had thought would have been done. Because the county inspector didn't arrive until 2pm, they were not able to get the first floor framed up yet. They got all the subfloor finished up on the 1st floor, and the land was graded more and they back-filled around the basement. It was a beautiful day, however. 75 degrees! The next few days will be quite shocking with temperatures crashing to the freezing mark and we may even get a little of the white stuff.

How's this for a good-looking bunch of kids?!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

And since I can't resist, here's a picture of Emma today, waiting patiently as the big kids were feeding the animals...
This is the scene when we were there last, the supplies waiting for tomorrow's work...
And here's another shot of them working on the floor joists earlier this afternoon.
This was taken today! The floor joists and steel beams are in above the basement...

Look what's happening at the new house!!!! The cement was poured for the basement floor last Wed.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Here's the girls' with "my" Kirsten doll that a sweet internet friend re-strung for me. They are beaming they are so happy!