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Pouring the Footings for the Foundation

Foundation Footings PreparedToday we saw the first real sign of construction. Sure, we’d had some excavation. But that’s digging down. This was the first, serious, tangible sign of building up.

Seeing the forms in place and prepped and the cement poured in was a wonder to behold! Construction!

Unfortunately, when Sam went over he noticed that a mistake had been made. The garage was supposed to be lower than the main part of the house. And it wasn’t. So they guys dug in and tore out the cement and forms around the garage. We brought in some lights as they finished, as the sun had gone down.

With bad weather expected this weekend, we don’t know how long this will delay us. Hopefully not long. Cost? I don’t know. I assume the cost is born by the person responsible. At least that’s how business works in my world.

Delay or not, seeing the beginnings of our custom home is wonderful!

Pouring Footings for Foundation

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  • Debbi December 8, 2009, 11:30 pm

    I want to know what you do to make such money! Please share your insight. Us commoners are dying out here! lol

  • Jimi Jones December 8, 2009, 11:26 pm

    Ah, the building of a home is a very exciting time. We built from the ground up a couple of years ago. It will be really something as you watch it all come together. Take plenty of photos to look back upon and smile. Wish you and your family all the best.
    .-= Jimi Jones´s last blog ..Aweber Just Got better! =-.

  • Alison Moore Smith December 9, 2009, 12:19 am

    Debbi, um…”so much money”? How much do we make, anyway? 🙂

    My husband has a PhD in electrical engineering. He has been a university professor, but now does engineering consulting and one of our companies sells LonTalk routers for networking applications.

    I’m a stay-at-home mom — and have been for over 22 years. But I’ve always enjoyed contributing to the family income. One of the ways I do it is through blogging. January 1, 2010, is my seven year anniversary of launching my first blog!

    If you’re interested in blogging for income, I’d be happy to help. Take a look at the beginning blogger site and let me know if you have any questions.

    There are blogging tutorials posted over there (with more to come). Feel free to comment on any of those posts if you have questions about them.

  • Alison Moore Smith December 9, 2009, 12:09 am

    Hey, Jimi, thank you! Building is a big stress, but we actually really love it overall. Getting a house that is exactly to your specifications is amazing.

  • Will December 9, 2009, 1:44 am

    Exciting times – and here’s to you turning a brand new house into a wonderful home.
    .-= Will ´s last blog ..ileane.wordpress.com =-.

  • Alison Moore Smith December 9, 2009, 2:01 am

    Thanks, Will! I’ll drink to that! Where’s my cocoa? 🙂

  • ileane December 9, 2009, 4:16 pm


    Concrete, rebar, plastic pipe, asphalt…Looks like you will have quite a few pictures of these things before it is all said and done. It’s nice to see that you are savoring the moments between now and finished product. My best to you and your family for many happy years in your new place.

    Cheers! (my herbal tea cup to your cocoa mug)
    .-= ileane´s last blog ..Professor Walter Lewin — Best Way To Learn College Physics =-.

  • Alison Moore Smith December 9, 2009, 4:46 pm

    Oh, I am. I’m so glad to be finally get this underway. We bought the property 3.5 years ago. It has seemed like a very, very long time.

    Cheers back at you!

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