Progress – Foundation

17 Apr

I have no idea what happened, but I wrote and published a whole post on Wednesday and today it completely disappeared!  Oh, the frustrations of starting a new blog!  Here is my best attempt to recreate it…

Every time we go visit the house and see the progress that has been made, we can’t help but get excited as we see it all come to life.

On March 31st, it was no different.

Our ‘house’ was no longer just a concrete outline on the lot.  They had laid cinder blocks on the footers and poured gravel as a base for the foundation to eventually be poured.

The picture below is taken from the back corner of our house where our bedroom will be.

The one thing that no one told us is how SMALL it would look at this stage!  I’m talking ‘how-in-the-heck-are-all-the-rooms-going-to-fit-on-this-tiny-square’ small.  Seriously, like ‘there-is-no-way-that-they-are-going-by-the-same-plans-that-we-have’ small!  It was crazy.  I think we were both a little nervous.  So much so in fact, that we came back the next day to measure everything according to our plans.

Hubs was especially nervous.  Here he is checking things out.

We still weren’t completely convinced even after we measured, but we recently spoke with Susan, the woman who drew up the plans, and she said that it happens every time.  Even after doing this several years, she said that she has to remind herself that it always looks much smaller at this stage and everything will fit when they start framing.  That was a huge comfort to us.  I don’t know what it is, but if you are ever building a house please don’t freak out at this stage like we did…It’s a little embarrassing looking back on it!  Just know that it will work.  Even if you think your house will end up looking like a clown car with all the rooms stuffed in there any which way…it will be fine.  It’s the strangest thing…really.

Anyways, we went back for a visit on April 5th before we left town for Easter.

We had hoped for more progress this week, but the plumbing was laid in further preparation to pour the foundation.  We were OK with this because every step is a step closer to pouring the foundation, which is a step closer to framing, which is a step closer to putting in all the fun details!  I’m getting giddy just thinking about it.  We were still really excited and even though it was raining I even took hubs on a ‘tour’ of our new home as if it were finished.  We just got to imagine that it was. 🙂

Here is a closer picture so you can see everything that is going on.

The two on the left are for the master bathroom (sink and shower).  The two in the back are for the laundry room.  The one in the front on the right is for the sink that is going on our kitchen island.  And finally, it took us over a week to figure out what the one in the middle was for.  We were hoping that our builder was going to surprise us with one of those faucets that goes over the stove.  That would have been sweet!  Unfortunately, we realized that it is for the plumbing in the upstairs bathroom…DUH!  Can you tell this is the first time we are building a house??

So now that you are well-acquainted with the pluming in our house…maybe I over-shared a bit!  We are getting closer and closer to being caught up to the present.  Things are about to start moving very quickly!


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