December 9, 2013. We have progress. My husband went by the lot on his way home from work and saw the best thing ever…progress. We are one day closer to having a hole in the ground.
I know, big deal right? Well, it IS a big deal! Next, we will have a dump truck load of rocks in that opening that will be our future driveway. Once the rocks are down a bulldozer will arrive and begin to dig. Did I mention that we are going to have a three car garage? The fun is getting ready to start. We are so excited. So, hopefully, tomorrow we’ll have rocks and maybe even a hole by Friday. Weather permitting of course. We’ve had some pretty crappy weather this past weekend.
Here is what the front looks like, in case you forgot.
Until next time…
Ok, yes, that’s a lot of exclamation points. But, we’ve been waiting months for something, anything to happen on our lot. What a lot of hoops or red tape if you will, that you have to jump through to get to the digging of the hole part. So imagine our excitement when on his way home this past Monday, my husband saw this.
Sadly, I don’t know what those numbers mean, but what those stakes mean, is that soon, real soon, there will be a bulldozer on this lot pushing the dirt around and digging a hole for the footers! We are beyond excited. I really, really apologize for the awful pics, it was dark out. Oh, by the way, here is what the area looks like. This was taken from Google Earth.
Believe it or not, the area is super secluded. Those thick tree lines, with the really tall old trees make it feel like you are in the country. I hope that dead end road never gets pushed through, that certainly will keep the traffic down. I’m so excited about living back there. So…that’s all for now. Unfortunately, the entire rest of the week, it’s been raining and we are supposed to have snow this weekend. This is going to be a long winter.
Until next time…
Happy Black Friday everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I know we did. I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas. I’ll be spending my Black Friday decorating my little rental house. I wish we were in the new house, so I could go crazy, but I guess that will have to wait until next year. So who couldn’t use one of these fabulous prizes AND an Amazon gift card? $500 total value! I wish I could enter. Please share with everyone – the more the merrier.
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I started making jewelry last year. I made some zipper pulls for a few friends for Christmas. I’d seen a picture of one in a catalog and of course, in true diy fashion, I thought, I can totally make that. I went to Michael’s, gathered up some supplies and got to work. I’ve learned a lot since those first zipper pulls. I’m not sure my stuff could stand the test of time back then. I’m using better quality products now and I continue to learn new techniques and perfect my skill. So this past summer I found these beads at Hobby Lobby that I thought looked like snowballs. They were shiny but had the texture of brand new snow. I knew they would make beautiful Christmas jewelry. I paired them with some red beads I had on hand, and this is how they turned out. Now, I have to apologize for the photos. The flash kept reflecting off the beads! I really need a better camera…Santa!
I really love how they turned out, and I can’t wait to start wearing them.
Here are a few of the supplies I used.
The first time I made a bracelet with the elastic cord I was very unsure of the knot I tied to secure it together. I put a little glue on it to keep it from coming apart. I’m still a little paranoid about the knot, but I’ve gotten better at it. Having the correct tools helps, and I try to get something new when the budget allows.
Here’s one of those zipper pulls I was telling you about. My sister is a photographer so I made this for her.
She really loved it. She’s got it hanging from her rear view mirror instead of using it as a zipper pull and that’s totally cool.
Well, I hope you liked my Christmas jewelry. Stay tuned for updates on the new house, or the spot where the new house will be, once they break ground. Until next time…
Well, we finally sold our house. It’s bittersweet really. We’ve had it on and off the market a few times over the past three years. I loved this house. (See house tour here). We loved the house, but not the location. Also, we were getting bored. The house was done and we were running out of things to do. So…I mentioned in my Halloween post that we were going to build! We are pretty excited, for several reasons. 1. the lot is FLAT and very private.
From the road looking to the back of the lot.
From the back of the lot looking toward the street
See how little my orange car is? Come on, you knew I’d have an orange car didn’t you?