Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The building continues

We finally got a load of material from Lowes, which consisted of OSB and Drywall for inside and the building materials for the front porch. Mom and dad ordered their block from Lowes last week and they might get it next week. They’ve had trucks to break down and drivers in the hospital so it is hard to get a delivery right now.
Thanks to my uncle Basil, we have a beautiful, level front yard. Basil spent most of his younger days on a dozer and now he is up in his years and still has the touch. He did a wonderful job on our yard! We thank him so much and thank God that he is still able to get out and work like in his younger days.

This Saturday Eric and I plan to install this beautiful handmade wood mantel. Eric cut it out himself, sanded it, and varnished it. We plan to hang it on the living room wall, which will be covered with natural creek rock and our, soon to be purchased, flat screen will hang over the mantel. More pictures to come.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Wiring & Insulation

Dad dozing on our yard.

Wiring in the living room.

A dry wall putter - upper....provided by Uncle Boyce.

Installing insulation in the ceiling.

Sorry the pictures are a little blurry. I forgot the digital camera and had to use my phone.

For the past few weeks, Eric has been working diligently on the wiring. He, along with the help of his dad, his grandpa, and my dad, have managed to get the upstairs completely wired for electricity. Plus, last week, Allegheny Power came out and hooked up to the main power pole and ran underground to our house. We are very excited to have power now!

Also, the walls were insulated a couple of weeks ago and this past Saturday, we got insulation in the ceiling. So, our walls are ready for dry wall.....very exciting! Dad has been working a lot on dozing the dirt around the house to make our yard nice and level.