This is one view of our neighbors land overlooking
oak and cedar forests sheltering local wildlife,
such as deer, turkeys, quail, coyotes, bobcats,
raccoons, ducks, and an occasional elk.
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We broke ground in late May after the ground thawed. It was an exciting day.
|The beginnings of the new house in late May|
|Within days the forms were set for the foundation|
|Pouring the cement|
|With forms removed, it begins to look like a house|
|Finishing the garage floor|
After the foundation was finished and set, we had several days of rain so everything on construction stalled until things dried. In June the framing begins...
|The house is taking shape|
|Right, electrician Gene is installing the temporary|
power for building. On the left is Dick the owner.
View from kitchen window. Did I mention
how beautiful his land is?
|Rafters and joists going on.|
View from back; right bottom window is bedroom &
left bottom window is family room; right top window
is master suite, middle is kitchen and 4 windows on
left are in living room
|close to being enclosed|
|Enclosed and ready for shingles|
|In one day the shingles are on|
This is the view from his living room - it's
The schedule is full for the coming weeks with lots to do. It seems to be moving fast now that the house is enclosed and we don't have to be concerned with rain setbacks anymore. So, as you can see, I've been busy with a very special project. I'll post again when we get more done.