Saturday, December 11, 2010


My goal today was to get some daylight pictures of our foundation.  Who knew I'd be so excited about some cinder blocks and cement!  Of course by the time I got there after all of my Christmas shopping it was already dark - at 5:30!  I did get a few pictures, they're not great, but they'll do until I can get back (maybe tomorrow if we don't get the bad winter weather they're predicting).  Anyway I was so impressed (and feeling badly) that there was a man working on the himself...after hours...on a cold Saturday evening.  He was working in the dark with a little light on his hard hat.  He was super nice!  He said he wanted to get a lot finished today since we're looking at snow and ice on Monday.  I know its his job, but I was just really impressed by this.  After all of my frustration in getting the house started, I couldn't be happier with how things are moving along now.  Also, the lumber was delivered!  They'll start framing on Thursday!


  1. KM, thanks for the comments. We just had our pre-start meeting on Thursday. We are building in Marshall Heights which is north of Pittsburgh as well (Cranberry). Will you be our neighbor? We initially had Jeremy as a PM, but was just recently switched to Lou. Our delivery date has been pushed back to late April, possibly May. A bit disappointed about that, but I'd rather have our house built correctly. And, besides thats a perfect time to move.

  2. km...We have finally jumped into the fray. Follow us as we document our experience here:

  3. I've been wondering about you, BD. So glad you decided to do it. Looking forward to following your blog!