Sunday, May 26, 2013

What a Difference a Week Makes

I had a jail break yesterday.  Scooter got home and we took Kenzie, Aaron and Mimi out to lunch for an early birthday meal.  We ate at Dockers in the Coeur d'Alene Resort.  Always a great choice.  How can she possibly be 23?  It really goes by too quickly.

After lunch, we headed to the property to see how things have been going.  It's been a week since I've been there and two weeks for Scooter.  Oh boy!  Things are moving now.  

Last time, there were only footings and foundation and lots and lots of dirt.  Now, the foundation has been waterproofed and back filled.  And the floor is done.  This view is from the NE corner above the house.  On this end are the two spare bedrooms.  This is the back of the house and you can see where the covered porch is going to be.

This view is from the NW corner of the house.  You can see the garage has been poured, too.  Our bedroom is in the sticking out part on the back. 

Here is looking West through the great room, dining nook and kitchen toward the front door.  Mom is in the office and Scooter is where our closet will be (I think).  Mom still has her shoes on, too.

Rather than build a separate building for a shop (additional cost and taxes), we have enlarged the garage.  This is essentially Scooter's shop.  It is two garage bays wide and 
36' deep.  It will also have 12' ceilings.  Hope it's big enough!

The front porch is on the left and this will be our front yard.  Lots of work to do.  Oh my gosh.  We have lots of time to do landscaping, I hope.  

This is the back yard.  The wall will be cut back farther about ten feet and then it will be rocked.  I'm guessing there will be grass from the patio to the rock wall.  Two more trees will sacrifice their lives (not my idea), left and center, to move the wall back.  I may need to get a job after all!

I took this shot from across the street looking North.  I really like the set back and the fact we are able to keep some trees in front and on the West side.  

I find it amazing all the dirt piles are gone!  Wow.  We thought we'd have to haul some off somewhere, but apparently not.  

I'm still thinking about how big this lot is.  The dirt has been pushed to the left property line, but is somewhat over the line of the next lot.  But the back is about right.  

The East property line is about from where I am standing, straight up through the middle of the line of evergreens and on the right side of the last evergreen in that line.  

This dirt road was used when they put in the septic systems.  We are going to do what we can to make it go away.  It is not a turn around and it we'd like to keep it that way.  I see lots and lots of time in the yard for a very long time.  I'm going to be looking for great, discounted deals on shrubs and trees.  The biggest I can get at the smallest price!  I'm thinking there is no reason I can't get them now and just move them when the time is right.  If anyone locally has any double purple or white lilacs they want taken

I start driving again Tuesday.  I hope to have more frequent posts.  I still need to take it easy for 4 weeks, so I won't be out and about every day.  

Thanks for checking in!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like a beautiful setting. What a great way to document the progress.