Well I know it has been a few weeks, but there has been a bit of delay because of rain and wet conditions and the Thanksgiving holiday. The last few days have shown lots of progress. In the last couple of days, the 9 ft basement walls have been poured and now they are ready to be built on. It is exciting to see something being added to our lot when the last month or so has been nothing but taking away. Brent and I know the brick color, morter color, trim and shaker color, but still have a hard time picturing it. We have settled and ordered beige windows with a 4 pane grid and a wood door with 4 panes of glass. Hopefully and weather permitting we will see much more progress in the next few weeks.
We we were hoping to start pouring concrete for the basement after Thanksgiving, but it has been very wet in Northport/Tuscaloosa. In the mean time, Brent and I are still trying to decide what we want the exterior of the home to look like. I think we have decided on some shade of red brick with light beige shakes. My job this week is to drive around neighborhoods in Tuscaloosa and Northport and find what I/we like. It is a tough job, but someone has to do it. Plus it is cold outside so it will give me an opportunity to get out of the apartment. Hopefully by the end of the week there will be new pictures, if not of the lot/house, then of our Christmas tree and outside decorations at the apartment.
I realize that it has been a long while since I have updated my blog, but that is changing! We have exciting news. The Pettus family has bought 2 and a half acres, sold our house of 8 years, and is starting to build a new house. Check in when you can and come on this journey with us.