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Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Construction...

"This is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl..."


One piece of advice: If you decide to build your own home, try not to live 3 hours away from it... We've started to hire more things out because everything goes so slow with a one-man crew.... Aaron comes up to help once in a while, but mostly it's just Ron. Last week we decided to make a trip up so Ron & Aaron could get the rock up while the siders we hired did the rest. (Things always take longer than expected, so really, they just got the lath up and Ron & I had to go back to do a scratch coat. Next time around, we'll put up the rock).

We invited Megan and Ryan to come up with Aaron, thinking we could have some fun... Ryan and Connor rode in the back seat and became good friends. Later, I found the crackers stuffed up Connors shirt and in his diaper bag. hm...


As it went, it rained all weekend, and Ron had us running errands (had to go to Tacoma to get some "J-flashing" for the soffits -- closest place that had it in stock... totally dumb!). Sorry about that, Megan!! We'll have to try again. But, we did manage to get some dirt time in. For some reason, all kids love the dirt. Why is that?


Can you say "Morton's"? :)


We passed Connor around, but mostly I had him. This is on one of Ron's breaks. He had to get some Connor time in.


The (almost) final product. The siders had one more side to finish, and we still have to stick the rock up. We should have just hired that out, too.... So, now the question is, how close does this look to the mock-up (from the perma-grin post) I made a while back? :)






5 comments:

Becky and the Boys said...

Wow -it's coming right along! Thanks for the cradle cap tip. I've been scrubbibg with a soft toothbrush and just babywash, and it's doing the trick. He doesn;t know any better, but I feel better about it!

Bloggin It said...

That looks amazing Brit! Where is it exactly? Since, you know... I pretty much know everything about Oregon after living there a whole 3 months. LOL

imbritney said...

Becky -> np! I'm glad it worked.. maybe Tristan is less itchy now. :)

Tiff -> I can tell you're an expert on OR, since this is in WA. :) It's in a little town called Brinnon, on the west side of the hood canal (nestled in with the Olympic Mountains). The structure in the picture is the detached garage with apartment overhead (one-bedroom dinky thing). We probably won't start the main home for many more years to come... *sigh*

BC Thompson Family said...

It looks amazing ...we will have to come up again just to go check out your amazing property! Tickets are so cheap right now I am so tempted to get some to just travel etc! It is like 72 bucks round time to Portland from our major Boise airport so we may come see you all soon :)!

imbritney said...

Yes! Please do! We'd love to have company and you could spend more time with Connor! :) He's so fun and cuddly right now.