Archives for May 2014

Foundation – Check!

They took off the foundation forms today and also installed the two egress window wells and applied the waterproof coating.

Power to the People

Southern Public Power came today and finished setting the power poles on the road. They also installed our transformer and meter box with double-throw switch. This will make hooking up a generator for emergency power much easier.


Pouring the Basement Walls

Today was the big pour. It took six cement trucks to fill the forms for the basement walls. The walls are a whopping 10″ thick, which is thicker than normal to support a 4″ brick ledge. Thanks to Makayla and Morgan for taking these pictures since we couldn’t be there ourselves!

Basement Forms

The basement wall forms are up and ready to be poured. It’s beginning to look like a house!


Jens Krichau Naturalization Papers

A Firm Footing

We couldn’t go any longer without seeing the progress on the build site, so we made a quick trip down this evening. The footings are in and things are coming along nicely. Lee enjoyed climbing the big dirt piles, and we finished the evening off by picking up little square bales from our front yard!


Today was the much awaited groundbreaking! We couldn’t be there for it, but Laci snapped a few pictures for us.

Staking the House

We got a call today from our contractor, Colt Quadhamer, and he said that the foundation guys were ready to start digging the basement tomorrow. They were meeting at the site to do the final elevations and layout for the house. We shuffled a few things around on our schedule and were able to make it down there to finalize the positioning of the house.

Fortunately Rob had just recently swathed the alfalfa, but we had to move a few windrows to get the final lines painted in. We’re really excited to see what the next week will bring!


Lee Throwing the Frisbee


Jens Krichau Immigration ID Card