Suddenly There’s A House

This is what we have as of 5pm yesterday.  On the left is the garage, then the entry way and the big double living room window and the last one is my room window.  There was a whole crew all working like little worker ants and they got that all up in one day.  I remember the house in TN, they used cinder blocks to make the cellar , it was on a steep hill and the front was open at ground level and the back and 2/3 of the side were set into the hill.  It took more than one day to do that big cellar because there was only two men doing all the work.  Here there were 8 or 10 of them, one to mix the cement, two to spread it, four or five to set the blocks and so forth, they sure worked well together.  I would have fallen over everyone, of course I wouldn’t have kept that job long if I couldn’t have learned to work with the team.  Everyone seemed to know just what they were to do and they did it.

They began at 7am and began on the wall facing this house so I got these pictures out my bedroom window. 

The back corner where Tyler’s bed room and bath are.  Notice the holes in the bottom row, those are the pipes leading to bathroom, outside taps, etc.  They also let any water that gets into the blocks, drain out.  

It is a long house and I was so close I couldn’t get the whole side in one shot.  On the right is the garage he ask has a private entrance directly into his room so he does not have to let us know what time he get in at night unless he wants to.

The ones mixing the cement in the portable cement mixer are down there on the right working that part of the job.  They moved right along, I never saw they take a break but they must have stopped for lunch at some point because they never finished up until 5 pm that is a long day and it was a hot sunny day so all had to wear hats and long sleeved shirts  to protect themselves from the sun.

Finished product.  All their equipment is gone but the mess lingers on.  That will all be removed at some point and sod will replace it.  This is the garage on the left, then the entry way, the living room with the big double window.  

It is a big house, looking at it like this.  I am on the side walk taking this picture and could not get it all in with the camera I used.  That is my room on the far right.  The bath and Patty’s room is behind mine and the kitchen and dinning room are behind the living room, all open to each other.  Patty wanted the back where it would be quieter in the mornings when she got to sleep in, I wanted the front so I could see what was going on out side.  Good we are different, no arguments over our rooms.  Tyler has the master bedroom and private bath and he is near his garage.  Patty and I will stay out of his garage and put anything we need to store in the storage shed that will be built right behind the house.  They have to wait until the house is done to put that in as Contractors don’t like others messing with their construction sites so before we have the fence installed the shed people will deliver the big storage shed/pantry/craft space. 

And that is the end.  Didn’t they do a great job?  Now we wait for the next phase.  I would guess this has to set a while or it might even have to be inspected by the city as they seem to want to have a hand in every phase of the construction.   Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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