Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Saturday, November 04, 2006

With the exception of the front steps leading to the porch, the framers are finished ... they even cleaned up their MESS inside. There were empty pop and coffee containers everywhere, along with tons of sawdust (no, not the pooch)! The piece of machinery in front of the garage windows is being used to build a basalt rock retaining wall for the porch step landing. There will be the same rocks used in the back for a low... but rather long retaining wall. The interior walls are marked for the whole-house vacuum system. Thursday and Friday the actual electric and gas meters were installed on the outside garage wall. ... I guess this coming week more electrical and duct work will be done and probably the beginning of sheet rocking the inside walls. This picture was taken Thursday when we had a light dusting of snow. Since then, the temps have warmed up and our snow has turned to rain. We've dubbed our home the Mangy Moose Lodge!


Terry said...

Oh Boy.. Mrs. Mac.
With that snow it almost looks like a Kinkade home!!
It sure would make a nice Christmas card picture!
I wonder how the Lady Birmingham would like this??...Love Terry

Does your little Gift like the snow?

Birmingham Girl said...

It's looking more like home every day. Send that piece of machinery over to Michigan when your finished, we need to build a new retaining wall at the cottage!

gramma_s said...

The house is looking very beautiful, I'll bet yo can't wait to make it a hoome.