It was last August that I made a huge leap, and decided to build myself a brand new home. I've been living in the same old house for some 24 years now, and it's time to move to a much newer place.
Neatest thing was getting to decide on what options I wanted, sort of like ordering a new vehicle, which I've never done. It has been a somewhat tenuous process making decisions about lighting, plumbing, paint colors, and especially kitchen cabinets. I think I made all the right choices, and oddly enough, the kitchen was the easiest, as I've always liked natural maple.
Since you all love pics, and since I'm too stubborn to quit using my 35mm SLR camera, we had to do things the old fashioned way, with film.
So here for your viewing pleasure, are some pics from last August to about four weeks ago.
This is the lot I started with last August.
This is from the back yard toward the street.
Another view from back the back yard.
There is a lake about a 9 iron shot from my back yard, I'll have to test that distance out.
And here is the aforementioned lake, no fish in it though, might have to do a midnight walleye stocking, mmmmmmm fresh walleye.
Now this is just dispicable, Mopar junk on MY property.
Here's the foundation, with piles driven down some 20 feet below the walls. The idea is to minimize basement wall cracking. One of those rods took some of my blood too.
This is my $1800.00 steel beam, which eliminates one basement telepost, allowing for a larger room, such as for a pool table.
Some floor joists, sort of need them.
The walls are finally up!!!!!
Mmmmmm, My jetted tub goes here. Don't mind the snow.
All closed in!!!
This will be my kitchen, look out Martha Stewart and that Emiril guy.
My living room, oh where to put the Lazy Boy and TV.
I just love this vaulted entrance.
Oh, what's this, a wine rack for a beer drinker, maybe I'll get "cultured"
Hey, my truck fits, most excellent.