Monday, February 16, 2009

To Build A Dream. Chapter 1.

The Newly Bulldozed Road Leading To.....(see next pic)

Owning land was and always has been Boog's dream. If I remember correctly, I always thought I'd be living in New York City, in a 400 sq.ft. loft, designing the next new "whatever". But....20 acres in the country - living in NYC - isn't that pretty much the same thing?

Yeah, right.

So it begins. We closed on the land last week, and Boog borrowed a very gi-normous bulldozer from his generous cousin to start clearing the trees. He spent most of the weekend bulldozing a road and a space to build our house. Yes!

....Where Our House Will Eventually Be!
Now prayers are needed as most of us know that a) this is probably one of the worst economical times and doing anything "big" like this is a little frightening and b) we all know that couples building homes 9 times out of 10 will need marital counseling. So pray that Boog & I don't have to visit our preacher anytime soon to counsel us on what type cabinets are really needed.

No, seriously, I'm excited about this adventure of building a home together. Boog & I have traveled a long road to get here, full of ups and downs, through lean years, through not-so lean years, through bad choices, and thankfully, wiser choices as we learned together. I'm hoping God will allow this blessing to be used as a blessing to others....maybe a place of sanctuary for friends....a spot to stop in for coffee and conversation on the front porch....or a just a good meal for hungry bellies.

I'll try to document the "Building of our Little Dream Cottage" as it gets going.

This should be fun.

Bible Journey: Numbers 17:1-20:1
Back in the saddle again! I took a few weeks off (hmmmm. Sophie could have something to do with that!). I was lucky to get my teeth brushed on a regular, really. No excuses. I'm back on my journey. Traveling through Numbers still......


Jenna said...

yea! I am looking forward to seeing more of the journey as it unfolds. What an exciting time!

The Garners said...

Oh that's very exciting!!!! I miss country life--I would love to be surrounded by trees instead of houses and pavement! It will be beautiful and perfect for your family!

The Allens said...

Flo - where is your land?

Keri said...

How exciting. Looking forward to future house building posts.

Andi said...

How exciting and fun will this be!!! This home is gonna be as great as the family living in it! Hope all goes well! Can't wait to see more pictures.

Don't use copper pipes..haha!

Heather said...

So very exciting..can't wait to come for the weekend in Sept!!

Anonymous said...

hi, my name is Tami and my husband and i are nearing completion of building our dream home. he has let me do ALL of it, and therefor we have gotten along famously. i am here to say it is doable and rewarding- i have been my own general contractor with many people who thought i was crazy..i got 4-5 bids on everything and wouldn't have done it any other way! good luck-tami

Nathan said...

Don't worry Flo, I won't charge too much for counseling...But I will tell you now, there are some things even counseling won't help with Boog!!!

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