The process begins….

The house is officially ours so we can move in. We started with the deck furniture so we can enjoy the view in comfort when we are out there.

We finally have water, who knew water could be so exciting.

Siding is all done and looks great!

We have doors.

The roof in on now, just waiting on a few trim pieces for the overhang.

May not look exciting but it is….we have gas finally. The house is now fully connected to services, we are making progress.

They added the door overhang so now we are all ready for roofing.

We have windows.

Getting ready for roofing

Installing trusses on the shop in nasty cold weather

Thanks to Northwest Energy and Mountain Power we got to do our first sewer repair, but at least we are getting power.

We finally have a complete house

And here comes the second half. The delivery guys had a real challenge with the snow and ice.

First half of the house is finally on site

Walk through of the future shop, the “kids” seem to approve.

We have walls.

Drilling the well – 220 feet, 50 gal/min! Nice Well!

Water Well Drilling

Foundational (for the shop)

Foundation ready for plumbing

Driveway is improving!

Fire a little too close for comfort

Now we just need an actual house….

Future yard

Overview update

A view of the finished fence, now just another 400+ yards to go.

Taking a break to enjoy the view from our new “leaning” fence.

An aerial view…

Walls are in and water-proofed.

We’ve got Mountain or Western Blue Birds haven’t been able to get a good enough look to know which one but does it really matter they are both good neighbors.

We have walls….or at least the forms.

The footings being poured for the guest house.

Footings being poured
Working on foundation for guest house

The dirt work begins.

Leveling for John’s future shop

We bought a house…

Building our custom home has once again been put on hold due to supply and pricing issues so we’ve started with the guest house. Its nothing fancy but once it gets delivered sometime in October it should allow us to at least move out of town so we can enjoy the peace and quiet once again.

Mom helped out with the digging of the pit for the septic test.

Mom on the mini-excavator

The dogs, Maxi and Rebel, checking out the new place.

John and dogs checking out the new property

John testing out the plow on our new driveway.

Testing out the plow

Soon this will be part of our view. After much ado we’ve migrated east to 13 acres at the base of the Spokane Hills. This parcel offers amazing views of the Elk Horns and Helena valley and best of all no real neighbors and a good road.