Monday, December 1, 2014

Building Party

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, I know we sure did.

The weather was great, a little windy but other than that the temps were right on. Thursday was the traditional Thanksgiving we always have. I am not selling it short by no means, it was just the norm.
Friday was spent prepping for the building party Saturday.

About ten family members showed up to help with the build. A few more had to work but got there as soon as they could.
 Kylee (the youngest) took off work to be our "Runner" to run into town as needed. Jessie (the oldest pictured here) drove up from College Station to lend a hand. This was not her first rodeo and she jumped right up there and took charge with the framing crew while me and my dad stayed on the ground being the cut men.
 The nephews showed up after noon and did the decking, the wife was the our "refreshment" and food girl while mom sat on the porch and supervised.
 We ended up with about twenty folks stopping by throughout the day to lend a hand.
Some stayed late and we brought out the music and fire pit to finish the day off.
I can't thank everyone enough who came out and helped or stopped by for moral support. We got a lot of work done in one day.

Sunday was spent cleaning up and securing everything for the storms this week and relaxing a little.

Next weekend I will be putting shingles on the roof and putting in some windows.

 Other than that, not much happening here,


  1. I'm glad you got a lot done in one day. I'm excited to see the completed project!

  2. I can hardly wait myself to see the finished project!

  3. Brilliant - all that assitance certainly enabled you to move along. And it's looking fabulous thus far... :)

  4. I would love having that many people to help!!! Usually we only have a few people to help. Most of our "people" are getting up there in age, or they went to live in the city. Kinda sad......

    1. Just advertise free Beer and Food, you will surprised at all the people. If you feed them, they will come.

  5. MDR,

    I'm happy to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    I can't wait to see your final product. The construction is coming along really well :-)

  6. Looks pretty good. sounds like a fun time.