Sunday, July 25, 2010

WOW,,,It was truly a GREAT WEEK!!!

Rocky and Sheri have only been here a week today, but he and Rollie have accomplished a tremendous amount. We even took one full day off to go to Rapid City (50 mile) for supplies. They have spent some long, hard days and it shows. The plumbing and wiring is nearly done. Rollie has been pulling wire and last night completed the entire job including the heavy wire for the Counter Top Stove and the Dryer. While Rollie was working on the wiring, Rocky and I were putting in all the plumbing and sewer. Boy, there is a LOT that goes into building a  place like this. How soon I forget after building our Coach House in Mission Texas.  I hoped at that time that I would not be doing it again soon. But here we are.....:-)
Here is some of Rocky's handy work. What a job figuring this out!  It's like a jig saw puzzle. I don't know how he does it but I sure admire his ability. While we are cutting and gluing all these pipes together, Rollie doesn't miss a beat and continues threading the wire and placing all the electrical and coax boxes...
Rocky breaks his concentration just for a second while gluing the sewer line for the stool. I'm glad I had the foresight to leave this little cut out in the concrete floor when we had it poured. It sure saved us from having to break up the concrete...
This afternoon we will do the plumbing. We are using Pex and Rocky is planning it out and Teflon taping some of the joints....
Rollie finishes up the wiring just in time to do another one of his specialities and cook us all a steak. It was delicious and really hit the spot!

 We had some visitors Friday from Tallahassee Florida that go a long way back.....

Bob and Ely Park were touring the area on their way home from a long tour of the Western US. We have been expecting them and looking forward to spending some time talking "old times". Unfortunately, we are so heavily involved in our latest project (as usual) that we just didn't have as much time as we would have liked to have had. They were able to spend Happy Hour with us and enjoy another of our fine Chef Rollie's BBQ's.  Bob and Ely are both professional Legal Investigators that just recently retired.  We go back a long ways and share similar backgrounds in Police and Investigation work preparing and directing lawsuits for trial. I always have had the utmost respect for Bob's knowledge and expertise.  It was great seeing them and I'm glad they came to see us. I just hope they can get back again one day when we're not so pressed for time.

With the Dry Wall contractor coming next Tuesday to begin his task, we must continue pressing on. We still have to get the concrete floor patched, the plumbing ran and then the insulation done. It will take a joint effort and even some "after hours" work by everyone.  We will be pressing it but we'll "get er' done".

As it usually does, things just keep happening faster than we can think. But that is GREAT and what keeps life interesting. This morning we have just received word that someone is very interested in our RV and would like to see it TODAY.   So, since it has been neglected a little with everything that has been happening, we must stop and make it somewhat presentable.  Sometimes I think I would just like to say "WHOA", lets slow down a little here. But that just doesn't seem to happen in our life....things just keep on happening so fast it's hard to keep up.   But that's fine, we like it that way. Who needs time to think anyhow, I'd probably get into trouble for sure!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned.......

Bless you all as we continue to thank God for all the many blessings he has given us.

It was TRULY a GREAT WEEK!!!!

Mike

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8 comments:

Jerry and Suzy said...

Liked you post today! Good friends, good work, good times!

Rod and Connie said...

Progress! I'm glued in to your construction project. Rod and I are doit yourselfers and finished a huge remodel of our kitchen a couple of years ago.

Its a lot of work, but I know you will be happy with the end product.

Be well,
Connie

Rick and Paulette said...

Your right - a lot of progress has been made since your last post. The guys are doing a fantastic job. I was glad to hear that you are contracting out the drywall job - I wouldn't wish that on anyone! Looks like you'll be picking out paint colours pretty soon!

Randy and Lisa said...

Hey Mom and Mike,

Wow! We're excited...it is looking great! Can't wait to get back to Custer to see it all 'in person'. We are getting pumped about starting on our building and apartment. Wish we could be there helping! Say hello to everyone and all of you take care...try not to over do it. :-) Love,,,Randy and Lisa

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

Too bad I wasn't out there helping you because that would slow you down for sure...:))

Karen and Al said...

Good luck with the well of your Rv.

Your Tallahassee friends are neighbors of ours. We are just about 50 miles north of them!

Happytrails said...

I think Jerry and Suzy said it best-- Good Friends, Good Times, Good Work! What a blessed relationship to have with others that each would freely give of themselves and their talents to assist another... Maybe that's what God intended for us from the get-go.
Take care and good luck with the sell of the RV.
Mike & Gerri

Mark and Dortha said...

Looks like things are coming together for you. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Keep those guys working hard.