Thursday, March 5, 2009

Character Is Like the Foundation of a House - It Is Below the Surface

I'm not sure who that quote is from, but I like it. Don't worry; this isn't a philosophical post, it's an update on our house foundation!

Today, Bartley removed the forms for the walls and the foundation looks great!

The lumber package has been ordered and our primary contractor, Aaron Holmes with Cornerstone Building Services, will be on site over the next couple of days with a crew to install the first floor decking. We're actually building a house and I can finally prove it!!!

The Children Were Nestled All Snug in Their Beds

Another pleasant surprise. The folks at Bartley Corporation showed up on an extremely cold Tuesday morning and hustled, completing the forms for the foundation. They then poured the concrete. They wrapped the forms in blankets at the end of the day, and our new basement walls were snuggled up in their beds for a long winter's nap.