We had almost a week of beautiful weather and during that time the guys were able to build the forms for all the steps, front porch, back porch and outside entrance to garage. And, they had the concrete poured and now the brick layer can go ahead and work on them as soon as he finishes the house. He is just about finished, it has been 8 weeks ago today that he started the brick. He has had to deal with bad weather, holidays and workers that didn't show to help him. But, the end is in site. I look forward to having the mess cleaned up that laying brick causes. In fact, just about everything to do with building a house is messy, especially on the outside. The inside of the house has been kept really clean and really will be now that painting will be beginning within the next week.
The gas line was run to the house this week. The only gas that we will be having will be gas logs, but we did have gas run to the kitchen as well. I do not care for gas stoves but, in the future, someone could have a gas stove.
And, the cabinet installation continues. Here they are working on my two storage rooms cabinets and shelving. ~Yipee!~ The kitchen cabinets should start going in next week. ~I can't wait~
If you remember I mentioned that there would be a "bonus room" above the garage and would really serve no purpose for us. Well, that has changed! After the holidays and having a whole lot of company staying with us, I decided that it might be really nice to make that area a "guest suite." I mentioned it to Hubby and he agreed and he talked with the contractor to see about the plumbing and such and it was completely doable, so they are hard at work extending the wall to the ceiling coming up the stairs and adding a bathroom. It's hard to tell from the picture above, but it is going to be a very nice area and very private for any guests that stay there. Someone said we might want to open a "bed and breakfast." ~smile~ We will have two guest bedrooms in the main house but if, in the event, we have as many folks staying with us as we did over the holidays, everyone will have much more privacy this way.
When our DIL saw the Dr. this week she told her that she thought our little Andi Kate might come within two weeks. Her due date isn't until Feb. 15th, which is 3 weeks from this Sunday. And, we all know that a due date is just that, a due date.
Windy received these adorable gifts from a dear friend of mine in Arkansas a few days ago. Isn't that gown something else? And, it is monogrammed! And, those sweet little lambs will make the best "lovies" for our baby girl. The time is definitely drawing neigh.
There's almost too much excitement in our family right now. I'm just hanging on for dear life!