Saturday, February 7, 2009

Putting it all together...












In all it was under 10 weeks for our new home to go from "ordered" to "here!" Seeing it come up the road in four pieces is quite amazing! They called us to say they we're close and when it came up the highway thru our little town I guess it was quite a show. That first night we climbed up on truckbeds to look in our new windows and figure out what room was where. We just were so excited and ready to see it together.

The next morning, very early, the large crane came with a crew to begin. Our walk out basement was ready and braces we're to be placed every 10 feet or so. I worried for the men that stood down there as they swung 100,000 pound pieces of my new home over there heads to place it on the foundation. It fit like a glove and our family and friends made a "camp" down the hill out of the way to watch it all. We took the kids out of school that day and had a shade tent, yard chairs and a festival of food for the "show". Each part took about 2 hours or so to place, and we we're able to walk through it by about 4 pm that same day.

Oh what a frightening thing it is to see them place the upstairs sections! We had wind gusts that day and the men we're helping hold on to parts with ropes, and the breeze was dragging them around. We live on a big hill and it is almost always windy here. But they all said they do this everyday. But it was a once in a lifetime for us to see!

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Wonderful to hear from you and taking the time to visit. Come back soon and let me know how I can visit you online as well. I love to meet new gardeners!

Here is the finalized list of all the stops on the Christmas in the Country Tour 2014 here at Creative Country Mom's.

Featured Home Tours - Panoply, Aiken House and Garden,


Featured Home Tours - A Delightsome Life, Shabby Art Boutique,


DAY THREE - DECEMBER 2ND

Featured Home Tours - Nancherrow and

Sweet Tea and Saving Grace


DAY FOUR - DECEMBER 3RD

Featured Home Tours - Meadow Lake Road, Designer's Sweet Spot,

Bohemian Juncktion and White Lace Cottage


DAY FIVE - DECEMBER 4TH

Featured Home Tours - Momcrieff and

Somewhat Quirky Designs


DAY SIX - DECEMBER 5TH

Featured Home Tours - Shabby FuFu, What Meegan Makes,

I Am A Homemaker and Major Huff Takes A Wife


DAY SEVEN - DECEMBER 8TH

Featured Home Tours - Lilacs and Longhorns,

Garden Matter and Southern Seazons


DAY EIGHT - DECEMBER 9TH

Featured Home Tours - Atta Girl Says, Our Southern Home

For What It's Worth and Designthusiasm


DAY NINE - DECEMBER 10TH

Featured Home Tours - Chatfield Court

and Holidays At The Harris Home


DAY TEN - DECEMBER 11TH
Featured Home Tours - Dwellings - The Heart of the Home,
DIY 180, Domicile 37 and Little Red Brick House

DAY ELEVEN - DECEMBER 12TH

Featured Home Tours - Dandelion Patina,

Real Inspired and Sweet Melanie


I wish to thank all of the bloggers that participated and all the ones whom shared their links at the party. I so enjoyed every day of the tour and all the wonderful homes all decorated for the holidays. Merry Christmas to everyone! xxx....Brooke