Friday, October 24, 2008

Back To Normal (Pun Intended)

Hello! (It’s Deb) I just wanted to say ‘Thanks’ to all of you for your warm wishes for a speedy recovery. I’m pretty much healed. My back is sore in the morning and I have to wake up in order to turn in bed - but other than that, I’m happy and healthy. I’m back at work, working on the house and beginning to live again.

This was one of those experiences that you can’t believe happened. However, I would never have made it through without the support of my family, my friends and my Donald. I’ve always known he was a caring person, but you can’t imagine what he did for me. He never left my side right after I fell (well, other than to lift me down using the forklift). He rode with me in the ambulance and he would touch my head or toes to let me know he was near me as the doctors swarmed over me in the emergency room. He slept beside my bed everynight - whether he had a bed or not. He was the last person to leave my side before surgery and the first person I saw when I woke up. He helped me to walk, eat, and get dressed. It’s pretty humbling not to be able to do these everyday tasks yourself; I’m just so thankful for Don - he never thought twice about helping me. He wiped my tears away when I got depressed and cheered me up when I got frustrated. I never felt alone. Thank You Don. I Love You.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


We now have stairs thanks to Kevin again. These are really cool - they actually look like they are floating/unsupported (can’t really see what we are talking about from this angle but you will when you come visit....

Monday, October 20, 2008

Windows On The Inside

here are the north side windows from the living space (bump out) inside... and the loft.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Dickie and Kevin Install a Big One! Fred Runs the Lift!

Lisa and Dickie came up to help out and boy did it help! Here they prep the upper loft window for installation while Fred runs the lift with the steady hand!!

North Side of the House Windows

now that some leaves have fallen here is the view from the trail we built that leads to the front door

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fred And Kevin Intall Window

Fred holds ladder for kevin who carried the window up the ladder by himself! The windows look great!

Friday, October 17, 2008

East View Of House

Fall colors are here and the east side of the house is taking shape - new roof too!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Septic Tanks In

The entire septic system is in! The tanks are covered and ready for the first flush!

Septic Tanks Arrive

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sandra’s Birthday

Of course we had to celebrate Sandra’s B-Day! Ain’t this a cute Pic!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The New View

After Phil trimmed some trees we now have the view we have been waiting for. Looks great and now can’t wait for a really good sunset. The view has many facets and looks to it.... as you move across the house, the view out every window is different. We love it.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fall Colors On Driveway!

Tree Trimming

Phil doing some fine tuning trimming!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


This is the gear one needs to route out the aac block to prep for plumbing and electric work. Great fun - Not!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Metal Roof

We decided to go with a metal roof.... Here it is. And, it is all on!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Window Openings Ready To Go

A lot of work but we are ready for the big windows.... Just need to figure out how to get them in ....

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Window Prep

Dick and Don prep the steel frame for the installation of the big picture windows

Friday, October 3, 2008

Way Up There

Quite a challenge climbing up there - glad it is over!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Stucco Delivery

Don unloads stucco while Dick inspects!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

SOS Man!

Words cannot express our gratitude for all the work Dick has done on our house!