Thursday, July 24, 2008

More Roofing

This is looking so exciting now. They really are working very fast. The porch beams take a long time to put in but look so great when done.
July 23
Now mom is thinking about house color and roof color. She is considering cream because that is the color of my house and it isn't too colorful for her but is colorful enough for me. (Hey I would go with a pink or bright green house if I could get away with it. I will settle though for bright colored walls inside.) She is also considering what color shingles she wants. She hadn't given them much thought till I told her there were colors then I could see the wheels turning. Her mother put a green roof on their house because she wanted the look of green things. She missed the green trees she had in Berkley. The house was originally supposed to have a blue roof. I liked the green one myself.
I think it would be fun to have a colored roof; a creamy yellow house with white trim and porch railing and a red roof. Wouldn't that look like a storybook, grandmother's house? You would expect to be able to get a cookie from a real cookie jar and sit and have a wonderful chat. Add some hollyhocks, daisies, and climbing roses and the picture is complete.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


The roof is going up this week. We finally have dry weather here is MO but with it has come really high temps. It is in the high 90's all way with very high humidity. I can take the heat but not the humidity. The workers are here late into the evening today when it is cooler. They did show up at dawn too though.
July 21 001
They really are hard workers. This is what they did yesterday.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Sorry I haven't posted for a bit. We have been busy. The workers got the concrete finished this past week. They have been battling rain for weeks. We only had rain two days last week so they were able to come in and finish up.
They poured the top for the safe room and the wrap around porch.
July 4
This is the back of the house.

July 3
This is looking out the garage door past her front door.

The pouring was a rather eventful day. I had to work that day and was gone through most of the excitement. Apparently the goats got out and kept running through the freshly poured cement and they had to keep smoothing that out and putting the goat up. We have 4 new baby goats and apparently they get out and visit the workers a lot. I didn't realize they were doing this because I didn't see it and they never commented on it till the concrete fun.
When I got home I quickly got the goats locked up and then gathered all the kids together and we were just in time to put their hand prints in the cement in front of our house.
July 2
I just had time to get Joe's hands in there before he had to run off to a scout troupe activity. After he left I realized I should have moved them up just a bit because the corner post will have to be right in his left hand print. Oh well.
After the prints we had more print problems. Apparently while I was gone Jeddie had spent the day at the window watching the men work with his nose glued to the window. In honor of his watchfulness they poured the few feet of left over concrete into a square form and drew his face in it to go in the backyard. After the hand prints Jeddie waited for his moment and as soon as my back was turned he took off and ran right through the concrete as did the dog.
July 1
This was of course after the crew of concrete workers had left to get a "cold drink". What ever it was they got wasn't enough for what kind of day they had had. They got back in time to smooth it all out again so there are no foot prints of any kind in the porch. There are however several dog and cat prints in the kitchen extension. Thank heaven that will be tiled and won't show permanently.
Needless to say, I am very relieved to have that part done. I am free to let the chickens go again and don't have to watch them as closely anymore.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


July 1

Just a quick post today. We are in the middle of our family reunion this week.
The crew was busy this week already. They poured the garage and did a fabulous job. Yesterday they started framing in the garage that will link the two houses. They are putting a shared laundry room in there next to the safe room.