I told you in an earlier post that we were making room for a new addition to our home.
I have since learned that some of you had this vision in your head when you read that title…
Ya’ll are so, so silly!
Though very adorable, that is NOT the “addition” I was talking about! :)
I was referring to the kind of “addition” you see ON a home. (This is NOT my home.)
Now that we have made that CLEAR, I am so excited to announce that we have broken ground!!!
We rented one of these big, honkin’ machines…
That’s my honey playing with his new big toy! He didn’t even make it out of his dress pants when he came home from the bank before he had jumped on that bad boy!
But Cy wasn’t actually going to dig the footer himself. We left that to some very handy friends of ours.
First, the big cedar tree stump had to be removed.
This actually took quite a while. Those roots ran very deep, but we finally got it out!
Next up, it was time to remove the concrete slab patio.
That was very interesting to watch. :)
Once it was removed, it had to be broken up and moved…
Adam watched safely from inside the house. The boys thought this process was soooo cool!
(That is not a real snake at Adam’s feet, although we DO have a ton of them outside of our home! One of the perks of having 5 acres.) :)
After the ground was completely cleared, the footer was dug.
It’s quite a drop off!
It is so exciting to see this start to take place.
I will warn you, though, we will not be starting immediate construction of our new addition.
Baby steps, people.
We are going to try and build up our building supplies a little at a time (when money becomes available) until we have enough to start building.
Several of you have asked to see blueprints of what our addition will look like added to our ranch home. Right now, we do not have any. :)
That’s how we roll…
But we have a friend who is an architect, and we’ve worked up a little deal with him.
My husband is going to fix some parts on his jeep in exchange for some blueprints made up of our home addition!
So hopefully, I will be able to share with you what are plans are going to look like.
Have a blessed day!
I almost forgot!
Don’t forget my Best DIY Projects of July linky party coming up on July 31st!
Hope to see you there!