Day One

June 2, 2017

0602 portapottyYesterday work started on the farmhouse in earnest.  The footings and the forms for the foundation are being built!  Of course it’s been raining again off and on, but not terribly, and hopefully it won’t slow things down at all.

Our builder said that this and the framing feel like the fastest parts of the whole process and the rest will just seem to crawl along.  I’m such an impatient waiter; I can already tell this is going to be hard for me to bear.  I want it all done now!

Of course, it won’t be.  Even if it all goes without a hitch, and goes quickly, I’ll still have to wait until late fall to move in.  My hope is that we’ll be able to have our annual Christmas celebrations at the farmhouse.  I can already see the tree in the corner, and the wood stove glowing, and my sister and I up late making goodies in the new kitchen with Bing Crosby crooning on the stereo.

I know, it’s a weird thing to dream about with summer right around the corner, but there you have it.  Come on, autumn!


  • The High Plainslady

    June 2, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    So amazing! I’d be impatient too! I’m impatient waiting the 5 weeks we have until we move to our new house in WY so watching a build would be hard but I bet it’s going to be beautiful and amazing an totally worth it <3


    June 3, 2017 at 11:15 am

    So exciting! I do the same thing, as I am looking for a cottage-where will the tree go and so on! Best wishes!

  • The Belmont Rooster

    June 5, 2017 at 4:12 am

    I read many of your posts and all I can say is, “WOW”!!! Quite an adventure you have been on.

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