Monday, September 14, 2009

Construction in and outside the house!

Here are some of the projects that we have been working on this summer. Some of them are finished and others, well, they have a little while to go.... but they are getting done.

Here we were pulled out some of the old bushes that my mom planted 30 years ago and added a new curbed look and new shrubs. Doesn't it look nice?!?! It took us a few hours and some sore muscles to get the darn bushes out, but we did and this is how it looks now.

Here we moved the carports out of the way and demoed the old shed. It took Mat and I a little while to move the carports, but we did. We got really strong over the summer doing A LOT of moving heavy things around.
Here our stairs are demoed and ready to put new stairs in.

Here they are working on the foundation for the new garage. That was a lot of dirt and "castles" as Corbin put it that we dealt with for about 2 months.

Here is the starts of the foundation work. See the castle and it even has a moat.

Here is my dad and brother Josh puttin the new roof on the house. We finally got that done last weekend. HOORAY!!! It looks great!

Here is the half done driveway. We almost have a driveway again. We haven't been in our driveway for 2 months, almost 3 months now. But it looks amazing.

Here we have a whole in our ceiling from where the swamp cooler used to be in the hallway. It was all done by accident. The vent was not suppose to come through the ceiling and my brother-in-law has been fixing that up. But oh, that was not a fun day and boy was it a mess.

Here is another view of the whole in the ceiling. There was insulation all over the floor. Thank goodness no one was hurt. We were all outside doing other yardwork.

I just thought that I would let you know of the amazing things we have accomplished over the last couple months. It's been tough, but I think well worth it.
(more pictures to come later when more is finished)