Monday, October 4, 2010

The Latest

Well here is what we have been up to lately! I should say what Sean has been up to. He is the one that has been working hard on the basement. We had to put up all these poles before we could take out the old beam and the old wall. It took lots of pounding and oil as they have been sitting outside in Jacks yard for years. Sean was up to the task and did a great job! I am so grateful for grandpa Jack and his junk pile....everything we need he seems to have hanging around. This has been a huge task! The beam weighed over 600 pound and it had to get lifted up with Grandpa Jack supervising and Sean and his brother Mac lifting they got it in! The house seems secure!

Sean had to Jack hammer out a bunch of the concrete to put in a footing....after all that work he found a good enough footing underneath and didn't have to do anymore! He still had to pour concrete downstairs to fill the big hole he made! Now that is all done and he is doing the electrical putting in central vac and building walls. We haven't been working as hard lately...sigh I think we are worn out especially Sean. It should have been done a couple of weeks ago! We are shooting to have the drywaller start Thanksgiving weekend and then it should be ready for carpet in two weeks.

My dad is moving onto our property and so we have been cutting down some tree's around where his new home is going to be. We are really excited for him to come. His house should be finished Nov 15. I am praying the mild weather will continue and we can get everything done we need! WE are so glad that he will be moving closer. It will be a blessing to our family. I just hope he doesn't mind the isolation or get sick of us. It is a bit of a gamble but hopefully he will like being on a farm!

Special Visitors we have had lately! This is Sally....There have been three of these babies in our basement now! Yikes...Sean assures me once we get the basement done they won't turn up anymore! I hope not! London is sure that they will make it up into her bed!

These visitors are way less creepy and way more welcome! lol. Dela brought the girls a bunch of London's friends to visit two different times! I love and miss they so much! Joanne and Stephanie and Amy also came for a visit and I didn't get me camera out! Darn!

Modeling the new Island.

This is a scary Visitor!!! The 80'S! London dressed up and tried to learn the dance from Thriller! Some things shouldn't be repeated.

The old gang back together again! I haven't seen London's smile that big for a while. It was great to be back with her bestest friends

This is soooo funny! Here are the kitties getting bigger. I had the cubs out to earn there home Renovation badge and the learn about pets so I brought the babies inside. Well Blossom jumped right into the box when they were crying to mother them. At first a few hissed at her but soon they were all cuddled around trying to nurse. Blossom loves them so much and everyday wants to check on them! It is so funny to see her and there mom hang out...they do everything together outside! Who says we need enemy's in life?

This is my first attempt at making Stephanie's hat with out a pattern! It is a bit big for London but it still turned out pretty cute! I will make some adjustments and try again!


Joanne said...

ohhhhhh how fun! I can't wait to see the basement finished ( if it doesn't finish Shaun off first!) cute hat btw wanna make me one???

Stacey said...

It's hard to move as a teenager! rough. It's so awesome that her friends could come hang out on her new farm.
Those lizards are nasterific. Grody! I didn't even know there were lizards like that here. It just opened up new possibilities to me. Yuck.
Go Sean with the basement!

Randa said...

Yay for not being too far away for friends to visit! You guys are working sooo hard and it is definately paying off - everything looks fabulous. I love the hat too =)

Kathy T. said...

I feel tired for you guys - workin' machines!!! Your house is looking beautiful and I'm sure you're all going to enjoy it!!!