Monday, June 28, 2010

Working or Picture Windows

You may wonder why the title of my post is about windows but that was the major topic on our house this week. Men and women think completely different (like I mentioned in the last post). We had to decided where windows were placed for the framer this weekend. Every window I wanted to be functional, working window, Matthew wanted to be a picture window, and every window he wanted functional, I wanted picture. We both were very passionate about our reasonings for wanting what we wanted, of course and it seemed so practical for our reasons. The conclusion came after many drawings of windows and much discussion and the win, win solution was found. We had several other discussion, such as how far apart a window should be, how many windows, the size of the windows, and I am sure there were several others. And when you see our windows in the house, just know alot of thought and discussion went in to them.

An eventful week, for the house, I will try to remember all of the progress:

**We are officially in debt to the bank. I wrote the first check under our construction loan, almost a scary thing, when I called the loan officer to tell her, I wrote a check. We now owe the bank roughly $1,000, I wish that was where it was stopping!!

** We decided on a plumber!! Our drains were installed. As you can see in the picture below.

**The basement floor was poured. As you can see in the above picture of the drains.

**Lumber was delivered to our yard on Saturday!!

**Window placement is done.

** Today the framers arrived. And now the next few pictures will show you how quick our framers are. They show all the work they completed in one 8 hour day. Quite impressive because it took my parents framer a week to get this far, maybe longer!!
The whole backwall completed!!

Side walls complete!!

These little floor things done, upstairs, (floor joist, I hear is the proper name)

It is exciting to see all of the progress!!

My sister reminded me it was my birthday week!! Yay for me!! I am trying to decided if for my birthday, we should camp out in our house!! Doesn't that sound fun? I have not proposed it to Matthew yet, so we will see!! I was already shot down once. I asked for a smaller version of a Sex in the City closet for my Birthday and he told me that was not a Birthday present, and the house would not even be done for a couple of months. So hopefully he does not shoot me down.

A wedding picture time!!

In honor of 4th of July and my old Favorite summer job ever Fireworks, I will post fireworks pictures (I kinda miss that job)

Oh one more thing, I beat Matthew in Mini Golf this weekend!!

1 comment:

  1. I would like to know what you would like for your birthday!!

    I can't believe how fast the house is getting done!

    Congratulations on your big win!