Monday, March 5, 2012

Our Visit to the "Big Hole"

We went to visit the "big hole" as the kids call it on Saturday.  The footers had been poured and had passed inspection.  The walls will be poured this week.  
Our oldest wanted to jump to the garage so that he could shout, "I'm the King of the world!"


Taken from "The Spot"
(Thanks for the idea, Sgt. Rich!)


  1. I noticed they broke ground and I had thought about you!!!! How exciting! I can't wait to see the buidling process!

    1. We are very excited to finally be on our way! How are things going now that you've been in your house a little while?

    2. Things are going great! I hate to say anymore because I don't want to jinx myself :-) Just busy trying to decorate it more. I can't wait until we get grass and a driveway, I feel "stuck" in the house since it's a big mud pit!

    3. Glad to hear that things are going well. I understand about the big mud pit. With our current house, we had to fight for 18 months to get the yard properly graded so that we could plant grass. Not fun with a dog and a 2 year old. That's one of the things that made us hesitate to build. Didn't want to go through that again. Would love to see some more pictures of your house. I can't believe how quickly you got it painted!

  2. It's funny. As I sit here and think about it, it seems to go quickly. BUT, back then when the ground was broken and the process started, it seemed to take too long.
    So enjoy the process. Be prepared for the highs AND lows. Take lots of pictures.

  3. hey Rachel. been following your blog since we are also building a Verona. Check out my blog here:
    Love what you have done so far.

  4. I laugh at the fact that we drove over every day and looked at the hole expecting to see something different. And like Sgt.Rich says it goes by very fast from there is so true. Take tons of pictures!

  5. YAY!! Congrats! The kids seem excited. =)

    Yes....take TONS of pictures! I use to love bringing my girls by. I got pictures of them everywhere during the process (even in the fireplace). They loved seeing it go up step by step. It's an experience.