Wednesday, July 25, 2007


7-25-07

We've been very busy working on the house. The foundation is completely done and this week Gary's been working on the pylons for the porch supports. The next phase will be my project- building the rock wall around the foundation and a retaining wall under the porch behind the supports. Here's a picture of what we expect the house to resemble when we're done. This is looking at it from the east, coming up the driveway which will go on around the back of the house and back down to the front. There won't be any windows in the back, just the door, because that's the north side and there's no sense in battling cold drafts for nothing. The front porch will be large enough to use as an outdoor room and the view will be awesome to the east and west and over to the valley where the horses like to graze most.

4 comments:

Gail said...

Oh Roxann, how exciting that you have started your house. It will be alot of hard work, but so worth it...keep us posted with your progress.

Roxann said...

Thanks Gail. You are right, it IS a lot of hard work and it takes so long before "outsiders" can see any progress! We who hold the dream can tell where we're headed though, LOL, I just wish it were easier to show it to others sometimes.

Akira said...

Thank you Roxann. Is it your new house palanning. If you need geta(Japanese wooden sandal),I will send it to you. And let me know the size of your or your family's foot size.

Roxann said...

Hi Akira! Glad to see you visit my blog. We have very similar climates here as where you live, and the countryside even looks similar to me. In your valleys I see rice growing, but here we are just growing hay. Our sandy soil would probably not hold water enough to grow rice. I would love some geta for us to use in our new house - I'll email you directly about arranging that :)

Roxann