…the place still isn’t done. The outside walls haven’t been plastered because the quote was just beyond our budget and really our budget came to an abrupt halt on this one last detail. But, word on the street says that there’s a Faswall house out there somewhere that has never been plastered and has held up to the elements just fine (though this is not the recommendation of the company). As it stands and until I get pictures posted we’ve begun the first mortaring layer to envelope the Faswall but it won’t be finished until the spring due to the weather.
It’s the tail end of Thanksgiving here in the US and about the only thing I can move are my fingers I’m just that stuffed which is a shame as we’ve got some scrumptious leftovers awaiting…
Not much has happened construction-wise since moving in and getting our certificate of occupancy – just life in general. Summer fun, the beginning of preschool and subsequently catching every cold passing through the school system…Thankfully, we’ve all healed/recovered in time for the holiday! That was a close one.
Our humble three car garage space with loft has been serving us well. Jon has carved out a space for his office and is able to work from home but, has he so clearly stated, “I do not want to be living here when the girls go through puberty.”
OK, maybe we could use a little more space. Personally, I love it, this pre-house of ours, maybe he did too good of a job designing/building it as I told him that I was fully prepared to spend ten years in this space, happily. I am so loving the heated floors and the triple pane glass windows are proving to be a sound investment.
BUT, Jon needs his space, his man space, and ya know, he deserves it. To that end we recently cleared about 3/4 acre of land with plans for some sort of garage/man space/storage/office and then a play area/jungle gym for the kids/grown-up kids. Again, since I’m only able to comfortably move my fingers I’ll post pix soon.
Countless times while building this pre-house of ours people would say, “Oh, now that you’ve built one house you’ll want to build another.” to which my reply usually were words to the effect of “No way in hell.” but of course that wasn’t true as we haven’t even built our official home yet!
So here we are tonight talking foundations: slab or pier, one building/barn/garage, or break it up into two, etc. and all sorts of fun stuff like that. I know, the level of fun and excitement in this place is staggering…