Already? Yeah, I am in shock too! Things are happening fast around here. At least right now they are. It will slow down to a crawl ??? when we are peeling our logs. But for now, it is moving FAST!
Anyway, I am catching up on my blog, and there are so many things that have happened, but I am trying to fill you in.
The day we were framing up the footer for our house, Roman had finished with his schoolwork, took a break from playing, and saw the footer was framed up. He looked at the space, and asked, “Is this how big our house is going to be?” I replied “Yes.” and he looked at it a bit more, and said “Where are we going to put all of our beds?” Just so cute! It is fun to see how they process things.
I have been told that when you see it with the footers in, it always seems smaller than it turns out to actually be. Roman was the voice of that mindset that day~~
With me trying to catch up on what is really going on, I am keeping it short.
Story of that day though~~They formed up most of the footer, and left an opening so that the cement truck could pull in to pour the back wall first, and then he was going to leave, and then they could form up the opening ~already prepared~and then he would come with the second load. So, the fellow pours the back wall, and is backing up, and OH. MY. GOSH! He is sliding because of the sloppy clay from the rain we had had, and HITTING THE INSIDE WALL OF OUR FOOTER FRAME and KNOCKIN’ IT OUT~~IT WAS NO LONGER SQUARE! I am watching this, and freaking out (inside, of course!) And everyone else is seeing it happening too, because the cement truck tires were so close to it, and he was sliding so much, that he didn’t have great control in that area. And everyone is trying to tell him which way to turn his tire while it is pushing against our frame. UGHH! I didn’t like it! I did not like it one little bit! (Think Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat when the fish kept hating everything the cat was doing.) So, the cement truck driver is basically sitting there with the tire pushing against our frame, and there is no way he can move without making it worse. Finally, I suggested that we saw off just enough to free up the form, and one of the guys hopped to it, sawed it off, and it was just what was needed for the cement truck to get out. And then, it basically snapped back into place -SQUARE- if you can believe it! But now our framing had to be altered because the standing form was now shorter. The cement truck left, and we formed up the rest, and filled in the spot that was sawed off. YAY! YAY! YAY! (No pix as I was too stressed to think about getting the camera, AND I am sure they all appreciate that I am not snapping pix of the problems they run into.)
So nothing major to report, except our form was basically messed up, and also that things are progressing way FAST! ! !
I truly can’t imagine how we would have gotten all of this done ourselves. It would have taken us~ by ourselves~ FOREVER!
The thought crosses my mind that with all of the people praying for us and our build, that God stepped in knowing we couldn’t do it ourselves, and is sending the help we need. Can I say “It is humbling.”? I like to think I can do many things, and I can, and we could’ve gotten to this point in the build perhaps, (like in a year’s time 😉 ). But man. . . . This IS WAY BETTER!
Just “Thank you LORD!” for sending the help that I didn’t know we needed.