March 31, 2009
3. Once it is done instantly poke it with the handle of a wooden spoon at 1" intervals.
4. Mix a large box of instant pudding, 8 servings, with 4 cups of milk.
(I used a 6 serving pkg.(store brand) with 3 cups of milk and it worked fine)
5. Pour 1/2 of the pudding over the cake.
March 27, 2009
They still need doors. We looked at the stores in town and can't find them but heard that we can order a few maple doors sets when we order our kitchen cabinets later this year. Perfect.
March 26, 2009
March 25, 2009
This is the first picture of the "house". We were using survey equipment to see how level the ground was.
March 24, 2009
March 23, 2009
March 20, 2009
Over the past few days Josh as built a cabinet to go in our laundry room.
I suddenly am starting to feel all grown up. This project we are working on will be a real house someday!!
March 19, 2009
With not being super balanced my best runs were started when Josh would give me a push, otherwise I would trip over the tube as I started downhill, not a pretty sight.
March 18, 2009
And even now, with a mostly functioning kitchen, we still love to spend summer evenings sitting by our fire pit, looking at our house that is growing and letting our minds and bodies relax.
March 17, 2009
The utility sink that has been "temporally" in the bathroom for 18 months was moved to its permanent location in the laundry room, or at least what will be the laundry room someday. Josh stood at the end of our bed last night to brush he teeth and commented, "Wow, now this is convenient, I don't even have to go to the bathroom anymore to get ready for bed." Well Josh, we are all about convenience here, ha ha.
March 16, 2009
Then you realize you want to move the utility sink from the bathroom to the future laundry room so that means you must move my clothes and the only place to put them is under Josh's clothes which has to be moved up.
With estimate in hand we walked through where the well would go, where the pressure tank would be installed, and where the waterline would be laid.
We were all happy.
When Josh asked how many trees needed to come down in order for him to dig the trench for the waterline everything took a turn.
Driller: "Umm, I don't dig the trench."
Me: "What then does the $2,800 of the estimate for the trench cover?"
Driller: "That is the copper line, heat tape and insulation."
Driller: "I can drill the well in April and then have someone come back and dig the trench in May or so, after the road restrictions from break up are over."
Me: "Could we use our own person for dirt work?"
Driller: "Sure, I could just lay the waterline above ground for him to lay later."
Me: "But with copper costing $16-$18 per foot I don't really want you to have to loose the 10' of copper that would have to stick out of the ground for that to happen."
Driller: "I don't dig trenches"
Humm, I am a geologist, I love dirt and rocks. What does this guy have against dirt. I guess it isn't as much fun as drilling through bedrock for him.
So we set a date for him to drill, because it is easier to cancel than to schedule over the phone, and I called a second driller this morning.
This other guy will come out on Thursday to meet with Josh. So already the day is looking a little brighter because driller number two has a slightly cheaper estimate AND it includes the trench to the house.
Ahh, a driller who digs dirt. Our kind of guy!
Stay tuned, you never know when things will change around here!
March 13, 2009
We have made our initial choice.
He is going to come check out the yard, the plumbing and the set up tomorrow.
Then he will redo the estimate to fit our needs exactly.
If all the numbers add up to something we like.
We will be setting a date for WATER.
So stay near your calendar and hold tight to your marker, we will let you know soon when the big day will be!
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