Construction on our House Finally Continues // Sheetrock is Great

It has been quite a while since there has been an update on the house construction. There is a good reason for this. There has been none. The time period between the framing and any other activity has seemed like an eternity.  Every time we actually get someone out to work on the house, it is great.  They work fast, their work looks great, but then when they are done, that’s it.  Sometimes we are waiting two weeks or more between one job and the next, waiting for contractors to show up and do the next step.  We now have real walls and the first stage of the trim is done.  Now we wait on the painters to put on the first interior coat of paint, so the cabinet maker can come in, so the floor can be installed, so…….

Here are some new photos of the progress to date.  At the moment the inside looks like a mess but we were so thrilled to see walls when we got over here today, and sheet rock is a great thing to see.  This is August.  We gave our builder the plans to build the house in January.  At times I don’t feel like we are building a 1200-1600 square foot house, but a 10,000 square foot house because of how complicated everything seems to get when you try to get someone out here and actually work.

We have walls!

Window at top of stairs, unframed.

Window at top of stairs, framed.



View from Deborah’s office with framed windows.

View from Scott’s office with framed windows.

View from Scott’s office with framed windows.

William the Grandson Ham at Home With Dad

William the Ham

Our son sends us a photo a day, via email, of our grandson William. We have decided that he is quite a ham. I have been collecting some of the best ones to put on the blog. Here they are, complete with the title our son deemed appropriate for each.

“You just twist this thing here?”


“Just a bit off the top, please”

Working for Daddy

Life in the fast lane

Too sexy for my shirt!

A New Pendant and Re-Commitment From the Old Wedding Ring

New From Old

We had the diamonds in my old engagement ring made into a pair of beautiful triangle earrings and a custom made white gold pendant.  This was something very special for us and we were thrilled with how it turned out.  The center diamond here is the main diamond on my original engagement ring.  The original design called to remove the pieces going from the center of the diamond out to the flower peddles but we liked it like this and decided to leave it this way.  It has great new meaning to both of us and I love being able to wear my original engagement ring on a pendant around my neck.  The local jewelry designer here in Auburn did a great job (Wears in Auburn is quite famous around here but we went to the one in Opelika this time).  We have used them now for several different pieces and I am so thrilled with how this one turned out.

How do you like it? I think it turned out just beautiful myself.

custom made pendant from wedding ring