Wednesday, September 2, 2009

They've Finally Begun!

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is the gracious hostess for Outdoor Wednesday. Participants post pictures of anything that they might find outdoors. Come join in.








Woo Hoo! They've finally begun our new home.
Here's the result of the lot after "scraping." I'm not sure why there is a little mountain of dirt left in the front.






Look at this beautiful SOLD sign!




If you squint, can see the property line stakes have been put into place.




Ladies and gentlemen, we now have batter boards!
This is the "footprint" of the house.






And for your viewing pleasure, a close-up of the batter boards!




It won't be long now. LOL


P.S. Surgery went well: I lived and didn't make an utter fool of myself. I go next Tuesday to have the stitches removed. Thanks for your prayers. I believe God answered!



49 comments:

Regina said...

Nice outdoor and shots!

Becky K. said...

Good news all around!
Have a great day!

Becky K.

Cindy said...

How exciting! We have lots of pictures like that, too.
I am glad your surgery went well.
cindy

April said...

I know you are getting so excited! I bet it will go much faster than you think! Glad to hear that your surgery is behind you and you're on the road to recovery!

Darlene said...

WOOHOO for your new home!!! I bet it will be exciting watching it go up!!! Glad your surgery is through, now you can recover.♥

Martha said...

I bet your excited! And can't wait until it is done. We've never had a house built but I can imagine the excitement!

gin said...

glad your surgery went well. Can't wait to see your finished home!! I know it will be gorgeous.

JLS Hall (Joysweb) said...

Glad to hear that everything is going well. That looks like such a beautiful setting for your new home, too. You have wonderful patience - I don't think I could stand the wait.

Dixie said...

how exciting! i know you'll be letting us watch along with your these next few months!

Laura said...

What an exciting time. I can't wait to see progress pictures!

Laura

jeanne said...

Sally, now the fun begins. You will not be able to stay away from the process of building your new home. It will draw you there like a magnet. We have built 4 homes, ask me anything!!! You do need to stay on top of what they are doing.

I am thankful your oral surgery went well. I hope you are not in much pain. You're welcome for the prayers. That's what Christians do. Smiling.

Hugs...Jeanne

Kitty Valerie said...

I'm glad to heart your surgery went fine. You always make me laught. Your P.S was hilarious, he, he.

Lucky girl: a new home. How exciting! Congratulations, dear.

Have a great recovery and a very nice Wednesday,
Val

squawmama said...

HIP HIP HORRAY Sally!!!! I know you're excited about this finally starting to evolve... I am excited for you and will be anxiously waiting for your progress reports!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

How exciting for you, can't wait to see the finished product. So glad your surgery went good.
Molly

Coloradolady said...

I am thrilled for you, on both accounts....your surgery going well and the start of your new home....good for you!!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I work for a national home builder and am so tickled for you.

You will have to keep us all posted on the progress.

Best of luck to you and congrats!

If you get a chance i would love you to stop by my spot in the blogosphere.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Mary said...

Sally, I'm glad your surgery went well. How thrilled you must be to see the ground broken for your new home. It will be very exciting to see the progress that's made from one week to the next. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Congratulations on the beginning of your new home !

I am so happy your oral surgery went well, I hope you feel better soon.

Diane

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The pile of dirt is your top soil. It is very precious, so it is saved and will be put back on top of your yard so you can plant your lawn.

Clif said...

I share your excitement. Our home was the first one built on our street. We moved in and watched the others being built. We bought our home, went back to California and waited for it to be built. It was ready right on the day promised. We will watch and wait with you.

Barbara H. said...

How exciting!! It will be fun to watch it progress.

I am a wimp when it comes to anything dental, too. Glad the surgery went well.

LV said...

No dental work is fun. Happy yours is over and you are doing well. I hate going to the dentist, but sometimes, we have no choice. New homes are nice, but you really have to have a lot of patience.

tammy said...

So exciting! We were at this point just a few years back. I couldn't wait for them to finally get going on it. There was the concrete shortage and builing boom at the time, so it seemed to take forever!!

sara said...

yea!! I know you are excited to have it started!!! Can't wait to see the finished house!

bj said...

This is the most exciting thing, Sally. When daughter had theirs built, i went out every single day. It amazed me that the house looked smaller as it was going up..One day, it just looked a LOT smaller to me..I decided one room had been left off..daughter paniced, shouted to her Jent "One room has been left off"..Jent in turn ran 900 miles an hour over to his builder.."HEY, dude...you left off a room"..the builder turned red as a beet, ran out to his crew in record time.."Why the hell did you guys leave off an entire room?"..after they all came out of their coma..they said "WE DIDN'T...WE KNOW WE DIDN'T."(turns out, houses look smaller before the walls go up)
By this time, I slowly and quitely got in my car, drove home and I don't like to talk about it to this day!!!teeehheeee....
**********
Sally, I missed something somewhere along the way..What surgery??

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
Oh my goodness I did not know you had surgery ,I am so sorry for getting so far behind and relieved you are alive and well !
The news about your home is simply fantastic ,happy dances all around !
Congratulations on the start of this amazing project.
Please take care and I wish you a speedy recovery !
Will pay better attention too .
Blessings to you sweetie.
Big hugs
Happy Trails

Mevely317 said...

Exciting, oh yeah! Looking back, I sure wish we'd captured our own home's "baby" pictures. Hopefully, your post will give someone else ideas for their own "from scratch" someday place.
Happy to hear your feeling better!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sally, Glad your surgery went well. I was thinking about you and praying for you.

WOW--on the new home... I'm glad they have started the work.. That is just so exciting. It reminds me of my son's home in Texas. They built theirs--and he kept sending pictures along the way. SO exciting!!!!

Keep those pictures coming.
Hugs,
Betsy

Blondie's Journal said...

I am happy you made it through the surgery with flying colors!! And I love seeing the progress of your new home.

Happy OW!

xoxo
Jane

xinex said...

Hi Sally! I had no idea you had surgery but I am glad it went well. I have been so busy that I have been missing lots of posts. How excitint that they finally broke ground on your house. Before you know it, you are moved in and you are decorating...Christine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy for you on both accounts, Sally!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Charli and me said...

I'm glad your surgery went well Sally. Woo Hoo on the house! Things should go fast now. I know how excited you must be to move in and get settled. I hope you have a lovely day.

Judi said...

Hi Sally
Wow it is really happening now...thats so exciting. Looking forward to the progression of the building.
I'm glad you are feeling better and went through the surgery fine.
Judi

jeanne said...

I just stopped in to tell you I am thinking about you. I hope you are recovering without too much discomfort. Ouch, it stinks to be you right now...I'm sorry.

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Shirl said...

Hello Sally, I'm still making Blue Monday visits. So glad to read your surgery went well. Loved the update on your new home, must be so exciting for you! Your blue post is great. Looks like a very neat town. Also got a kick out of your redneck jokes.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Susan B said...

Glad to hear your surgery went well! Thank you for sharing the pictures...how exciting for you!

Life is good! said...

glad surgery went well and is over! i hope your home goes up quickly, it looks like a grand neighborhood!

Cathy said...

Oh, Sally, I'm so happy you are making great progress on your new home. I did not know you had surgery, but am glad it went well.
Love and Hugs,
Cathy

Dawn said...

I have never lived in a house that I have had built for me. It must be quite exciting!!! I hope everything goes smoothly and that you are in your house soon.

take care,
Dawn

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Sally,
I am so HAPPY for you , you are in for the ride of your life, and I hope you will take us along with you. Just so looking forward to seeing the progress as it takes place. I tried so hard to get on your blog Friday when we had the rooster party but my computer would not let me connect, but I saw your big rooster tonight and think he is adorable, Now I showed this computer who is boss!. Thank you for coming by and I am so happy to put your name in the hat for Sat's. drawing, so good luck, and have a blessed and safe Labor Day weekend.
Blessings,
sue

Eleanor said...

So pleased you have the medical ordeal over. Hope your mouth is not too sore. I am just as much a wimp when it comes to needles and stitches.
A new home - what a wonderful prospect. Something to really look forward to.

Knitty said...

Hooray for both surgical success and the start of your new home!

Mary said...

How exciting fo you, Sally! I sold new homes for major builders for many years, and I always enjoyed working with the buyers on choosing their colors and amenities...to see the anticipation in their eyes was so delightful to me. I'm hoping it all goes well and quickly for you, so you'll be showing us your new decorating in no time flat!

Mary

Nezzy said...

I am absolutely thrilled for you smiling girl. For the beginning of a new home but especially that your surgery went well. You have yourself a wonderful relaxing weekend!!!

Killlashandra said...

A new house how exciting!!

ClassyChassy said...

Wonderful news about your surgery. Love to see a home in progress - you will have so much fun seeing the details move right along!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I know y'all are so excited! I look forward to watching the progress. As usual, I am behind on my blog reading and didn't know anything about your surgery. Glad to hear you are recuperating. laurie

jeanne said...

Thinking of you Sally. I hope you are doing well and your surgery is not too uncomfortable. I am sure it is no picnic.

Take it easy and enjoy the long weekend if you can.

Hugs...Jeanne

sunnymama said...

How exciting! And how great to have a pictorial record of your new home from the very beginning. :)