Sunday, June 19, 2011

Temporary housing rises slowly- promises to be comfortable

The rain has been a rather intermittent visitor.  Land is becoming more like a giant mud pie.  All kinds of hurdles arise each day stretching out our occupancy date further into the future.  $300 dollars here, another $700 there, whew, how fast it flows out of our hands and how slow the progress for that outlay.  At least the progress on the tent is good.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Slow day- rain and fatigue all around

Pa continued working on the tent and Jim directed the movers to unpack our household goods into storage awaiting a home to live in...
Jim taking a break for a photo opportunity:)

Picture from yesterday so all can the "hands" doing all the work:)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Starting out- what a mess

It begins...
Platform for Tent

Yup- lots of work

Messy- holes and machines all over
I think that many of you have heard the saying, "It has to get worse before it gets better."  This is particularly true when building a home.  The lot looks beautiful and ready for a house and then when you start building the first thing to do is tear up everything.  Our home will be small at first.  We plan to build in phases.  The first phase is 24 ft by 36 ft with two bedrooms on the second floor, the living room and kitchen on the first floor.  Simple, small and hopefully fairly quick to build.  Jim has left his job in WA and is finally home in Juneau and working hard on this project.