Turn on the broken record...it is supposed to snow, AGAIN. 6-10 inches tomorrow and through the night. Stupid. If for some reason it doesn't...the plan is to start digging the basement tomorrow morning.
Here are a couple of pictures of the card box I made for Andrea's wedding coming up on the 12th and then a few from her bachelorette party. Fun fun!
Bryan and Grant dug in the sewer and water lines today from the curb stop to where the utility room will be. Not a fun job for them by any means, and they had a little trouble locating where the the sewer line was. Maybe those of you reading this are experts at this, but this was all new to me. Grant and Bryan I'm sure were sick of me asking, 'so what exactly are you looking to find?' and 'what is that for?'...such good sports they were.
Plan for tomorrow is to put the silt fence (not going to lie I thought this was 'silk' fence ever since I've known Bryan...blame it on the poor hearing) up around the edge of the lot so that any dirt won't run into the ravine, retention pond, etc. The city wasn't too thrilled today that it wasn't there yet. Next step is digging the hole on Monday provided everything goes as planned this weekend.
The finished product. Once they located the sewer, they then dug a trench into the future utility room and laid the sewer and water pipes as they went. Covered the pipes with some rock, filled in the trench and called it done.
Thrilling, I know!
Our new neighbor, Dave, told us he's been anxious for us to get going so he has something to look at everyday instead of an empty lot. Him and me both!
View from the curb, Bryan and Grant hard at it.
View from the front left of the lot, you can see how the house will be angled. On the far left side of the picture you can see the lot line, grass vs weeds. Then you can see the two orange stakes in the lower right area of the photo, that's the angle the house will sit on the lot.
View from the farthest spot on the back right corner of our lot, looking towards the ravine. House will be on the far left of this photo.
I'm sure it's kind of hard to visualize from the pictures...but we are SO excited to get started!
And of course no news on the house. We are slotted to get 4 inches of 'plowable' snow tomorrow. And then three days later, another snow/rain shower. And you guessed it, another 3 days later it's set to rain/snow again. LOVING the 10 day forecast.
Quick update, Bryan and Grant are hoping to stake the lot out tomorrow, then dig Thursday or Friday. Yet, I feel I say this weekly and then the weather ruins the plans. So hopefully it cooperates this week.
Next doctor appointment is this Wednesday morning, we're hoping for an ultrasound to see what position the baby is in, but depends on how busy the doctor is probably.
Other than that, we're just waiting, and getting a little impatient. Oh, and the aunts did the 'pencil' test yesterday at Easter and decided we're having a boy first, then a girl for #2, then we're done apparently. Time will tell I guess.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend :)
But on a brigher note, we mailed ourselves a test letter to our new address...and it made it! So exciting.
Little more progress on the nursery, moved the old rocking chair up (depressingly...my butt barely fits in it! I'm sure it's just a small sized chair...riiiigght), got the hutch that sits on top of the dresser upstairs and folded the laundry. Bryan said he'll assemble the hutch to the dresser tomorrow night, baby steps :)
Bryan got back from Vegas yesterday afternoon so it's great to have him home again, however we were hoping I'd be over my sickness by the time he got home, and of course I'm not. So hopefully he doesn't end up getting it.
That's about all I have, haven't started to dig the basement yet, hopefully within a week or two and no appointment next week as Dr. Gildner is out of town.
Angie with her cake
Me with the cake. I hate pictures.
The hostesses with the mostest. And...There are SIX of us in this picture! From the left: Angie and Baby Nessler, due Sept. 3rd, Me and Baby Bode, due April 8th, and Krystal and Baby Loula, due July 16th.
Thanks again Angie and Krystal!
Tomorrow night mom and I have our car seats inspected to make sure we installed them correctly, then breastfeeding class (what a SUPER convenient time for Bryan to have a conference in Vegas :)), doctor appointment Friday afternoon, then baby shower on Saturday. Hopefully I have some pictures to share within the next few days.
Bryan's birthday is this Thursday. Probably not doing much as it's card night for the guys, and we decided we're not celebrating birthdays this year. We had childbirth class the night of my birthday. I think we talked about pain that night...happy birthday to me.
Still on track to start digging on or around the 15th, as long as the weather is good and everything is ready to go.
So, that's it. Sorry for all of those reading this blog (ha, who am I kidding, all maybe 2 people? :)), it's going to be really boring until the house starts and then til the baby is here.
the backhoe is sitting on the far right edge of our lot, so the house will eventually fill this view :)
On Wednesday, 2/26, Bryan dropped off the backhoe onto the lot. Obviously that's as far as we got...but...it's something!
So, if you are someone other than myself or Bryan reading this...this blog will probably only interest you if you want to see updates about the pregnancy, house building and then of course I'm sure it will be full of pictures of the baby.