Sunday, July 18, 2010

WOW,,,,,I'm Surprised!!!

Yep, I'm pleasantly surprised at the progress we have made on our new apartment. Rollie and Gina, "The Kids",  have only been here two and a half weeks and in that time we have completed the following:

Framing.
Installing 2 Pocket Doors.
Sewer and Water lines in.
Windows framed and installed.

Its amazing how all this has taken place in just 2-1/2 weeks. Plus, we have gotten in a hike almost every morning and been to Rapid City (50 miles one way) three times for lumber and supplies. Rollie and Gina have really been working some long day's, even if we do usually stop around 4pm for a happy hour and a little fellowship time.  Both Pat and I are truly and pleasantly pleased with all their progress.

Next, we have the Electrical and Plumbing to do before we install the insulation. Then the Dry Wall. Rollie said we would be ready for dry wall by the 1ST of Aug. I didn't think we could possibly make it but it's looking more and more like it might happen.

Below are some pictures of our progress..
This is before the framing was started. Pat and Rollie had taped it off the way it was to be framed. Here Ms Pat is standing in her kitchen right where she wants the window.
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Here she is looking in that window yesterday just after Rollie cut it out.  A big HOLE in the side of my Toy Barn!!!













The Framing is all completed and the kitchen window is installed..   Looking great, isn't it?
Next Rollie cut out the BIG front window.  WOW, now you can see the view from our living room!
This is our Living Room and Entrance door.  Ready for wiring, dry wall and paint.
This is now the front entrance to our new Living Quarters.   It is really shaping up now and we are EXCITED!!!  Praise the Lord.
Here is Rollie and Ms Pat as they were installing the kitchen window. It is really a lot of work installing these windows, a lot of the outside metal has to be removed to set them in properly.   Let me tell you.....2 windows was a very full, hard days work!! Rollie just puts his head down and moves on.....nice job Son!!

Since all the digging of the sewer and water lines had our yard all torn up and I had been wanting some more road gravel anyway,  I decided now was a good time and I could cover up all the fresh dirt. This would eliminate the mud when it rains.  I was originally only going to put one load but you know how that goes and I ended up putting 5 big loads on and around the place.  We rebuilt the existing road and some new parking areas.  It sure looks GREAT!!
Those blocks and rocks you see in the left center is the well. We are planning on building some kind of an ornamental cover for it in the future and make it a little more attractive. The well was there when we bought this raw piece of property.  Gee, they couldn't have put it in a more "in the way" spot.  Oh well, just part of the games we play.... nothing to do but make the best of it.

That's about where we are to date.  The next couple weeks will be quite interesting. Be sure to drop back Wednesday and check on our progress.  You can check Rollie and Gina's Blog for more details on what we are doing.

Rocky and Sheri Rhoades are just a couple hundred miles away from us after driving half the night all the way from Texas to help. They will be here TODAY.  We are so excited to see them.  Drive safely Rocky and Sheri. ****update,,,,,they are just over 100 miles away......*****:-)

It's been a GREAT WEEK!!!

Meanwhile, we're off to our little Cowboy Church that we enjoy so much.

Thanks for stopping by.  God Bless.

Mike

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5 comments:

All Because Two People Fell In Love said...

We are only the tools of Our Father. It is we who are BLESSED to have you in our lives. We give THANKS to Him for placing both of you in our lives.

We love Y'all!!
Your Kids

Rick and Paulette said...

The new apartment is looking great and you've made a lot of progress just since your last post. Nice view out the front windows too. Won't be long before your sitting in an easy chair in your new living room!

Nice job on the driveway. That well sure likes a nice target for a truck, though. I'm sure you guys will come up with some clever idea to try and make it "unhittable" if that's really a word!!

David, Sheila and Stella the Beagle said...

Lookin' good!!!

Jerry and Suzy said...

You can always build a "wishing well" over the well. Then when you need something else, just toss in a coin, make a wish, and you're there.

Happytrails said...

What progress you all have made!! I love it! That is a nice front window and a gorgeous view! I bet Pat is getting excited seeing her kitchen take shape...nice window there also.
The well may cause you all to really think creatively!! I bet it will look good when you get it figured out. :)

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)
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