I didn’t realize it had been so long since I last did an update on the house progress until I posted about Pajii’s new garden beds and saw the half-sided house in the background.
So yeah, this picture was taken on January 26th. We haven’t seen our contractor since that day. Our house sits there, half sided, getting snowed on. We finally gave up on being able to get ahold of him and have found a new contactor to finish the job. They will start as soon as they can fit us into their schedule.
In the mean time, we’ve been keeping pretty busy around the homestead with other projects that needed doing.
We were blessed with unseasonably warm and dry weather for most of January and February.
We decided to take a Saturday and finish the concrete patio outside our completed well shed (I’m putting together a post on that, I promise). The existing concrete was leftovers from when we poured our house footers. We were hoping we’d have enough left over from the house slab pour, but the calculations on that were perfect. Not short, but no leftovers either. So we had to go buy bags of concrete to finish the well shed slab job.
Another project we worked on was some driveway maintenance. We had put in a culvert last fall and it needed a bit of upkeep.
There were a few gardening type things to do as well. Since I don’t plan to start a garden this year for myself, it was great to get some dirt under my fingernails, so to speak.
Oh, and we finally finished the stairway that leads from the upper level down to the house pad.
And, if you’ll remember the panels that blew off the side of the hill?
We finally got them back up to the pad. All 29 of them.
So even though we haven’t been able to work on the house, we have not been idle this winter. January and February we’re filled with a lot of time outside.
And then March blew in and winter finally settled in.
So, we’re back to being stuck inside and working on other projects.
But Spring is just around the corner. And our new contractor said it shouldn’t take much more than a week to finish the siding and roofing once they get started. Rest assured we’ll be shouting from the mountainside when that blessed event finally happens.
In the meantime, keep warm and busy friends.