Wednesday, October 9, 2013

One year anniversary

One year ago, we sat in a lawyer's office, signing over our free time and extra money to build our future home. One year ago, it was just "the farm" or "Dad's house." It's become Hummingbird Farm. It's become the place our kids love to go to visit chickens, to run freely, to ride battery or gas powered four wheelers, and make s'mores.

It's becoming a home.

The main goal of this blog was to document our progress so we would not forget just how far we've come. When projects stall due to a unforeseen circumstances, like a rotten support beam, when the money runs thin, when the free time doesn't exist, or there is grass to mow, it's hard to think about how far we have come and not focus on how much more there is to do. On the one-year anniversary of home ownership, I thought it would be fitting to revisit just how much we have accomplished.

We demolished the living room. Drywall off the walls. Layers of plywood off the floor. Logs exposed. Floors leveled and removed. The base for our new wood stove poured.

Starting living room demolition

The layers of plywood to remove

Mid-destruction and creating ceiling support.
Floor removed.
Mortar removed and cleaning in progress.

The current living room floor and beginnings of the fireplace.

The attic was cleaned out.

A bathroom, removed.


The kitchen, well, the kitchen is in progress.



and current.

We've cleaned out a lot of stuff. A lot of trash.

And we've had a ton of fun.

One year has flown by. A year ago we thought we would be living in the house by now. Realistically, we are looking at something closer to the year two mark. We are taking it one step at a time. One room at a time.

We are making memories every single moment.

I want to thank all of our friends and family that have helped us at the farm: Cindy, Pop, Tim, Kevin S, Steve, Clint, Charlie, Dave, Jen, Charlotte, Larry, Kathryn, Cecil, Kevin D,  Missy, Travis, Aly, Cassy, Rod, BJ, Eric, Ryan, Karen & John. Your support means more than you will ever know.

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