Friday, April 27, 2012


While preparing our lawn for sod, we dug up a few treasures under the cedar bush
When 822 was built in 1923, it was called "a country home" and was located out in the country
Today it's in the middle of Barkley Street
I imagine some little boy playing cars under the shade of that cedar

The day before yesterday, our area broke longstanding records for high temperatures
like 103 degrees

Today...the cement truck comes
Yabba Dabba Do!
to pour the foundation for the new addition which will include an office and art studio upstairs
connecting the house with the efficiency apartment which will soon be the master suite

Archie is the ONLY cement contractor in the area.  You get on his waiting list and we've been waiting on his list since February

As if that weren't enough heaven for me?  
The sod has arrived!
17 pallets
we have had a contract with the landscaper since last November
to his credit, he has about 4 jobs

Hubs and I help lay it all out...I only rested a brief few moments now and then to take photos
it was some gosh dang hard work but I am thankful I am healthy enough to do it
the day was breezy, cloudy and cool

and if that isn't enough heaven for me?
During the night we receive .52" of rain

Oh heavenly day!



It's All Connected said...

You must be going crazy with excitement! Foundations and landscaping all happening at the same time would put me in 7th heaven! Then again, I have laid sod before and know how brutal the work is and temps of 103 would kill this Canadian. ~ Maureen

Tutti Chic said...

how exciting for you! I absolutely love your sweet toy find found while digging! :) chris

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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your walkway is spectacular! I love how it meanders!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

How exciting! I bet you cant wait to see it when it is all done. We also cant wait to see it.


Wow! How exciting for you to move forward with your projects! I can't wait to see how it turns out. What little tiny town in the panhandle are you from? I grew up in Mineral Wells in the DFW area and went to college at Texas Tech. I've been through that panhandle many times going from the homeland back up to Colorado where I've been for the last 21 years (yikes!).


Tatiana Doria said...

Wow how exciting!!! I can´t wait to see the end result!!
I can´t beleive you had to wait so long to get a contractor!
Well, it got started already, so ENJOY!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you for your beautiful visit to my French home and comment that encourages what I am so passionate about creating.
More then your visit I am so excited for you and your addition and can not wait to see the completed design and what the rooms tell you to do with them with their decor! :)

The sod looks cool and moist, yet the heat will worm the scent of its green herb. I am enjoying our Southern California heat knowing soon it will be unbearable.

Please keep us posted on the outcome of your building and all that you are inspired by.


Samantha said...

Wooohoo is right! I bet you are excited! :) Samantha

chateau chic said...

Wow, you have your work cut out for you. Very impressive laying the sod yourselves.
Mary Alice

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

Yipee! I'm so happy for you! this is so exciting & I'm sure your new home will be so adorable!