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Details, Details, and Waiting for a May Move-In!

Here are some recent pictures of the progress we are making on ‘The House That Hancock Built’. Move In Date? Sometime in May…hopefully early May…I don’t want the fed to meet before I close. Painters, Cabinet Makers, Tile Layers, Finish Carpenters have all been in…Septic system is in too (no pictures). We picked out lighting…

Hancock's House: Polishing the Shell

The porch is on! The roof is finished. [Thank You Rich and Richie at Affordable Siding and Windows!] The appliances have been ordered from Queen City Audio, Video, and Appliances. Thanks to Roddy Player and Chip Fincher for guiding us through that process. We ended up selecting Kitchen Aide appliances, and a GE Washer and…

Then and Now

From the time we found the lot (July) to Friday, when I took my first lap on the wrap around front porch, seems like both a long time and a blur. I’ve had a picture on my desk that showed someone’s house, like the one we are building, in the framing stage. I have thought…

Shingle and Glass

Thank You Rich and Richie at Affordable Siding and Windows for great crews and fast work. (In fact, the roofers were actually working on Sunday!) Windows went in this last week, and the roof will be done in hours. Jeff Newton, my builder, says I’ll start to see the front porch and back decking soon, and…

We Should Have Built An Arc

Happy 2016… December is a blur. A really good blur. Our house began to rise from the ground, and we all got to celebrate another successful season of Kid’s First with Sharon and Wendy, and a cast of thousands… many of them you! Anyway, “HOLA”… first things first, ‘The House That Hancock Built’. As you can see…

Hello Walls

Faron Young sang it. Willie Nelson wrote it. Jeff Newton built it. What a week! Monday morning we were looking at a week of great weather, unseasonable warm in fact, leading up to a 70 degree weekend. It’s only 2 weeks to Christmas. Monday represented the day ‘lumber’ arrived. Tuesday they framed and sheeted the…

Wood!

Now it gets exciting. Lumber! If the weather holds, and the forecast looks great except for some rain today (12/7), we might actually have a first floor to walk through by this weekend. I have a picture of this floor plan being built, in my office, that is in the framed and plywood stage. Through all of…

Happy Thanksgiving 2015 from the new house-ish…

Thanksgiving (and Christmas) this year will be a little understated because of our current housing upheaval. So… Susan prepped as she normally would, but just the basics; Turkey, dressing, green beans, potatoes, and cranberries. We packed it, grabbed some Cheerwine and a couple of jars, a candle, and a beanie baby turkey as a center…

Now, It's a Construction Site!

We got a break on the weather. Thank you Lord! Lost one day, but the brick and foundation guys worked the weekend. I appreciate that. My builder, Jeff Newton, says they’ll wrap tomorrow, Tuesday and after an inspection or two, we should be framing. (It seems like just yesterday we were dreaming of footings.) Speaking…

Footings!

Better weather this week, and we are thankful. We took a couple of days to dry out, and then they dug the footings. We hope to pour concrete Monday, and then the bricklayer. The actual bricks for the house are at the corners, around the garage, and the front stairs. The front will be done…