Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Hab

The Hab

One of our road trip reads has been The Martian.  I listened to this on audiobook a while back and loved it, absolutely loved it. The science, the problem solving, the suspense.  It’s like MacGyver on Mars. Just awesome and I knew the kids would love it. READ MORE

Heading Out

Heading Out

Probably the last thing we should be doing is heading out on a road trip, but seeing how we’re already homeless…might as well be homeless somewhere interesting. So off we go, for a month out East and hope everything moves forward smoothly without us. READ MORE

Main Floor Slab

Main Floor Slab

They’re getting ready to pour the main floor slab.  Kind of exciting. Hopefully it all goes smoothly, literally.  The smoother the concrete, the less they have to grind when polishing it, which means a more uniform surface and not as much exposed aggregate.  READ MORE

Bad Day At The Pit

Bad Day At The Pit

Some days at the pit are just a flail. We got up early to drive 1 1/2 hours to the site early because temperatures in excess of 90 degrees were forcast. By the time Ryan got all the construction stuff out, a huge suprise storm blew in.  Once the storm cleared, the heat ratcheted up.… READ MORE

Next Up, Second Floor

Next Up, Second Floor

The strange and good thing about hiring people to build your home is that it’s always moving forward.  Workers like completing their jobs and getting paid, so they don’t sit around after a task is accomplished and pat themselves on the back and take it easy for a few weeks…or months.  Not that we ever did… READ MORE