I feel like a stranger to my blog right now. Although we were graciously given a loaner computer while this baby was getting a new mother board, I just was having a time with my blog for a while because I didn’t have easy access to all of my pictures. (They were/are all backed up, but just the hassle of temporarily moving them to a loaner computer wasn’t my idea of fun, nor a necessity since I hadn’t actually lost my data, for which I am VERY.THANKFUL!)
What has been happening? Well, I left off with us planning to meet with the excavator for our water/elec. lines, and our foundation. Wonder what he really thought when he graciously came to meet us at our property; and I am having him follow me around the property as I am showing him where the water lines will need to be placed, and then the electricity will join in there, and this is where we plan to build, so the foundation needs to be dug out in roughly this spot. . . It was at that point he tells me he doesn’t do excavation. WHAT!?!
YEP! He is wondering why I am showing him all of this. Whoops! My husband thought and told me that this guy was an excavator. BUT. HE. ISN’T! OOPS! He is a ‘foundation layer’ and ‘wall builder’. WHAT!?! I’m so confused~~ OKAY! Big REGROUP going on now.
I had to totally stop my train, and get it going in another direction. Wonder what I was thinking? Yeah, even writing this feels confusing.
I’ve been known to be able to regroup before. You know, roll with the punches. And I did, but sometimes I don’t do that as graciously as I did that night.
So~~~Let’s start over! “You do foundations. We will need a foundation, so. . . I have a few questions for you!” I tell him our plans with a walk-out basement with slip form masonry, with a log home built over that. He understands. He then proceeded to talk about the type of log home he lives in, and how he built it. His log home was built differently than ours will be built. He was so totally nice, and helped me with a bunch of tips on building. I had a ton of questions for him, and he graciously answered all of them, and then some. What a blessing! (even considering we have no excavation happening yet for him to build onto)~~
We spoke about the footers, and the foundation, and the supports for the first and second floors. He was very gracious, made the most of the time we had since he had made the jaunt all the way to our property, and is willing to help us when we get to that point of our build, AFTER we have ‘someone else’ excavate it. So it goes. . .
A main point he made to us before he left was that we should make sure and get our house plans finalized, so that when the excavator does come, we will have something concrete (no pun intended) to show him.
No logs yet, but God is good, and will lead us! I have to trust in Him~~a faith walk, I would say~~
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)
7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.