We met in the cul-de-sac of our new little neighborhood, ate food, and then went up to their lot for a quick ceremony with shovels. Such a cute idea and it was fun to meet friends of our new friends.
Seeing their lot with a fence around it in phase one construction mode made me so excited to break ground! Their lot is pretty much identical to ours. Both lots are shaped like rectangles. Deep back yards – another rarity for my neck of the woods. I am so grateful that the timing worked out and we were ready to jump on our lot when it popped up for sale. And that I was somehow able to convince my husband (who swore that we were never going to build) that we needed to build. Still don’t know how I pulled that off but I’ve patted myself on the back for it every day since.
Yeah well we tried to pull one of those off and failed miserably. Instead I got this picture of me doing a sad little jump with my butt sticking out to the the side and all of my hair in my face and a husband who wasn’t in the mood for re-takes. Oh well. Addie looks cute and the two of us have the happy part down. We could have got there. 20 pictures later… I’m confident we could have got there.
So I know that I’ve now bored you all to death with pictures of DIRT but oh how I love this dirt! And I needed to post this for my own family records. You know. For the someday when I have time to make all of my family blog posts into books. I might be 65 before I get around to it, but someday it will happen.
We signed all of the construction loan papers tonight and these are the last pictures of the lot before we break ground (if all goes as planned – two more weeks!). That reminds me of the show The Money Pit with Tom Hanks and Shelley Long (“two weeks!”). Love that show. Love my lot. Love that pretty soon this dream of mine is going to start becoming a reality.
And now the time has come for me to stop boring you all with pictures of dirt and bath tubs.
At least for a few days. :)