Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Getting Ready to Build

I haven't been on the internet much lately as we have a massive project going on here!  We've been getting ready to build a new house on the 5 acre lot adjacent to our house.  The good side of this is we don't have any commuting time - the down side is we don't seem to know when to quit!
We started with a site that Ron has been mowing for 20 years - not large enough for a building site so some trees had to come down.
We used our small tractor to haul all the branches and blocks of wood to other areas.  Two large Hemlock trees will provide firewood for about five years!

There were about a dozen maple trees that had to come out also - the biggest was a real challenge - you can see it in the distance - still standing.
Down it goes!
Now to remove the massive stumps!
Site work mostly done - house corners staked,
Perk holes dug - waiting for design.  Now the fun begins!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Commencement Time

My Mom used to say "You know you're getting old when your children are middle aged."  I can add to that, "You know you're getting old when your grandchildren start graduating from high school."  We had our first experience at that yesterday, when our granddaughter, Sara, graduated.

Sara with proud Mom and Dad

In a small town, everyone has someone graduating, so the gym was filled with over a thousand people.
Sara sang the national anthem to begin the ceremony!
Other faces in the crowd:  Dan and Amy
Grandpa Ron and Uncle David
Grandma and Grandpa Weddle and Uncle Ryan
Sara with Aunt Amy and Brother Jesse
It was a day when it felt fine to be getting older!