"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Week 18- Three Months

There has been a lot of confusion about how we have been working on "our house" for three months now, but still haven't had much progress.  Dallas and I have been putting in a minimum of 35 hours a week for 3 months now, and there has been a lot of progress in the group- just not on our particular home until the last week or so.  Just look at what we have done in the last three months!

House 1- The Jensen's.  This was the first house we started on, and took the longest because we were all learning our tasks.  It is currently in subcontractor hands as they do the Hardie board siding, insulation and drywall.
 House 2- The Robinson's.  We are sooooo close to getting this one out of our hair for a bit as well.  We have a little bit of roofing left and a few minor things to tweak on the inside.  The four-way inspection is scheduled for next week.
 House 3- The Seawright's.  This house is also in subcontractor hands!  I will also add that this house was the easiest (and will be the easiest) of all the houses to shingle.  I will always love this house for that reason alone.
 House 4- Dexter's.  This house was kind of a "cheater" house.  It looked just like this the day we started as we absorbed it from the group that was before us.  Dexter's house is getting finish work and prepped for paint.  It is projected to be completed by the end of January.
 House 5- The Norton's.  We still need to shingle this roof, but it is completely dried-in (covered in tar paper and ice shield), and will likely be ready for its four-way inspection very soon as well.
 House 6- The Baker's.  Lots of progress has been made here in the last little bit.  Two dormers go on the roof (it is the same plan as the Jensen's), and then it will be ready for the roofing as well.
 House 7- The Nicoll's.  Our house!
They finished our sub floor this week and it looks awesome!

So if you were keeping track, in the last 3 months we have been building SEVEN houses.  Not too shabby, I say!  We still have 3 more homes in the group that are currently just foundations, but we are about ready to bring them out of the ground as well.

This work week included Christmas Day. We still put in nearly all our hours, but were only required to work 25. I took one night off to wrap up some loose ends for Christmas and was grateful for it!

It is getting colder and we have experienced our first snow hurdle. We spent quite a few hours just clearing homes so we could get to work. January is going to be a grin-and-bear-it sort of month, I have a feeling.

Here's to the next 3 months!

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