Footings and Forms

Concrete pumper

The very next day after my excavation work got done I had to go back to work. I came home to see this huge truck sitting alongside my driveway. It was a concrete pumper truck with a boom. My foundation guys had come and worked all day digging and pouring our basement wall footings. Yay!!!

Breaking Ground

Breaking ground

Our excavator got started nice and early in the morning. He was up there moving dirt while I was still in bed. I didn’t think he’d arrive quite so early. By the time I got up there, he had already moved a lot.

Site Preparation

Site before we began.

Janelle took this picture soon after we purchased the land. We were walking around holding our youngest, who was less than three weeks old at the time. Much work was ahead of us but we didn’t care. This was something amazing and at times didn’t feel real. The day the people came to move the modular home was a big day …

Planning and Design

Design books

So, where does one begin the story of a new home? When we began this story we were a large family living off of one income more than an hour from any family. Our home at the time was of a modest size but rapidly become undersized for us. We had dreams of one day building a house, made just …