Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I knew I felt the ground rumble...

So we officially broke ground today on our new home!!  We drove by the lot today and as planned there was a huge hole in the ground.  The RH's crew works really fast because you could actually make out the layout of the basement.  We were both surprised at how large the base of the house looked. We were once amazed at how large the lot looked and at the size of the backyard.  Well, unless they change where the home sits on the lot or our eyes are fooling us on the size of the hole that's been dug, our backyard will be a lot smaller then we anticipated.  I think we're both okay with that considering you couldn't pay me to cut the grass and Dwight wants to limit how much time he spends caring for the lawn.  Having said all of that---we're just happy that the show is officially on the road!!
 
Oh wait...we're expecting another snow storm tonight and into tomorrow.  This will likely slow things down a bit and if this frigid cold and snowy weather continues then it's likely that the process will be slowed down even more....oh mother nature...please cooperate!
 
 
Basement area.... 
 
 
If you strain your eye you will see Dwight in the backyard :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poor Morgan waited patiently while we surveyed the lot.
 
 
 
 
 
 

10 comments:

  1. They dig out a few feet on each side to give them room to pour the walls, and seal them, so some of that space will be back filled. It does look huge. Congrats!! We are hoping for a dig on Monday. Keep the pics coming. I'm looking forward to seeing your choices spring to life.

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    1. Thanks for the info, Kathy! Sounds like this means that we'll have a little more space to the back yard. Hoping that your dog starts Monday so we can see how the process parallels 😀

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  2. Congrats! This is when everything starts to get REALLY exciting! :)

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    1. Thanks Kristina!! It is very exciting.

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  3. Congrats!!! I love your lot, it's really private how it backs up to the mature trees.

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    1. The great thing is that they are not able to build behind our home so it is super private!! :)

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  4. wow.. such a nice feeling. we start in a month's time and seeing ur pics make me sing :). Congratulations. and I love the title of ur post

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    1. Thanks, Ritz! Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together....:)

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  5. Congrats on breaking ground!! Hopefully the weather cooperates!!

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  6. I cannot wait to see the finished product on your lot. Loving the view of your backyard!

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