Thursday, August 25, 2011

The House is Gandhi with the Windy

Howdy Friends and Family,
In case I wasn't clear before, our house is gone and we are starting from scratch, including the landscape.  I knew this fact going into the project and all along, but it wasn't totally apparent to me until we showed up on Aug. 8th, after a few days of vacation, and our house and lot were and dirt pile.  Adding to my "deer in the headlights look" and  general feelings of conflict regarding the loss of the old house and the wondering of our future, kitty was missing.  I could piece back together that Noche, our 12 year old kitty, had been in the neighborhood for two nights while we were in Red Lodge, MT.  Noche had come back home to his house of 9 years and wondered what the heck had happened.  According to the neighbors, on the morning of 8/8 they awoke to some terrible moans, meows, howls and the like.  Noche was sitting in the middle of the dirt pile letting the whole neighborhood know that this whole idea was BULL SHOCKEY and he wasn't having any of it.  When we got home that day and patched the stories together, I knew he must still be in the neighborhood.  I stopped by the house many times that day and sounded my whistle that we have him trained to, and never did find him in the daylight.  I went to bed and didn't sleep very well at all that night.  I awoke at 12:45am and buzzed back over to the house and Noche was meowing around the foundation.  All is well and my stress level has decreased.  Not only are we building a house, I am working through some life issues that I didn't even know were problems yet.  Have I told you how much fun building a house can be?  

Puttin' My Happy Face On

Building a life and house all at once,

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Work Begins

We are out of the house, the power has been disconnected, with a 
temporary power source installed,
and our new water well was drilled.
Each day there is a hum of activity
and I stop by there to pick up our mail daily.
Really I just use the excuse to be over there
to see the progression of work.
This project is really a GO, 
and I am getting excited about 
our finish date in November.
Yes, you can build a whole new house in
four months.

The next time we saw our house, it was a hole in the ground.
Stay tuned for more updates.

Happy Monday,