While we enjoyed a couple of days at the beach, Harry kept an eye on the framing crew.
We returned from a morning on the sand to find these photos in an email.
No work was done on Saturday nor Sunday due to rain.
We have walls…sort of.
Cant’ wait to see it with my own eyes!
DH was determined to make a trip to the beach before the summer crowds descended.
We invited #1 & #2 sons to join us. #1 accepted.
Traveling with an adult child is interesting…different…exhausting…expensive! (The same as when he was a small child!) :0)
Food, wine, spirits… Excellent seafood. Phenomenal cooks – #1 & myself.
Of course, THE BEACH! The colors, the surf, the sand – the most beautiful beach in all the world, bar none!
When the good Lord made the Gulf Coast, He did His very best work!
Morning walks on the beach before sunrise for me.
Evening walks on the beach at sunset for us all.
Glorying in the beauty, the peacefulness… ahh!
None of the photos were edited! The colors were the colors when I snapped the pics!
The wood for the flooring system was delivered by Shapard Lumber, the only remaining independent lumber company in Columbia. All the others succumbed to the onslaught of Lowe’s & Home Depot. Not Shapard!
The other reason I love Shapard Lumber, the owner is the newly-retired organist from the historic Methodist Church of Columbia. David is a treasure. His precious wife – oh my goodness! Sydney is a stained glass artist & she’s a card! Too funny! Petite, beautiful, oh my goodness!
Johnny, our builder, is a member of the historic Methodist Church in Columbia also. Carole sings in the choir there & wants us to sing a duet. Maybe this summer.
Harry, the supervisor, at work.
As I approached, Harry hollered out, “Come dance with me!” We could have, the flooring space was so large! (Harry is a fabulous dancer! He even made me look semi-good at #3 son’s wedding reception.)
We have a floor! We’re going to have a house!
Mixed lettuces, spinach & beets are sharing the bed with zucchini.
I have passed this farm for months on the way to our place. One day, a baby horse was wobbly standing next to its mom. Two weeks later, another foal. Then last week, a third! It makes me smile just to see the beautiful creatures standing next to there Mommy Mares.
Today the babies were sleeping in the grass as moms grazed. I smiled.
Gravel delivered for the crawl space under the house. The builder’s Bobcat was pushing all over the topside. The builder & block crew were hauling & pushing gravel.
With the outline of the house we can now distinguish rooms.
After all the rain, the Lord has blessed us with dry days. Historically dry. So dry that friends are asking me to pray to ask the Lord to relent & send rain.
A bay window in the kitchen! Footings for the deck, which won’t be built until the walls are framed.
There will be a good-sized crawl space for storage…
This is the western wall which will be the service wall – water, gas, septic, air conditioner, electricity.
It finally looks like we’re going to have a house!
The block work is finished! Expected to take a week, our crew completed the job in 3.5 days!
The wood for the framers to install the flooring system is on site. Problem – the framers, who have been scheduled for weeks, didn’t come this morning. ARGH! What in the world?!
Oh, by the way, I really hate the latest iPhoto update. Just in case anyone cares.