Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Progress at last!

When we first moved out to the house we currently live in, I was hesitant. I loved the neighborhood, I LOVED having a park across the street, and I loved the people I had met out here... What I didn't love was the "downgrade." We used to live in a 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath two story house. We had a crawl space basement, and two car garage and a HUGE yard. Our move to this house (though necessary) came up a bit short.

When Joe came home from work one day he mentioned that the owner of the building he worked in was trying to sell a home in the area we were house hunting. He asked if I wanted to see it. I asked what the houses specs were... TWO bedroom, TWO bath (though we did have a 2 car garage), and a minimal, almost non-existent yard. Hmmm... nope. Not interested! Joe did mention that the house had a completely unfinished basement with room for up to 3 more bedrooms and another bathroom eventually. Keeping that in mind, we came, we saw, we bought. Though Joe promised we wouldn't sit over the unfinished basement long before we started building it.

Fast forward 3 years... Still no work done on the basement and now we find ourselves pregnant with a third child. ACK! Two bedrooms with three children? The kid's room is ridiculously tiny, and not very accommodating to a third bed... as is, trying to squeeze a bunk bed and two dressers in there was hard enough! Well- In December Joe was given a raise. And a GOOD one at that! With that raise, we decided it was time to just DO IT! Joe drew up plans for what we had in mind, we got a building permit from the city, and we went to a lumber supply store and bought ourselves a BUNCH of two by fours to frame in our basement. I am excited to say, that as of yesterday, with the help of a bunch of our family members, as well as the help of our neighbor (who frames houses for a living) we have framed in MOST of the bathroom downstairs, as well as a few outer walls, as well! Things are well underway in our basement and I couldn't be more thrilled!

Good job Joe! And thanks for helping KC, Kevin, Steven, Randi, Julie, and Don!


Sariah in Vancouver said...

That is so exciting and will be so nice for your family! I can't wait to see pics!

And Congrats on the raise! :)

Ben and Heidi said...

how exciting! that is great

Amber said...

YAY 4 YOU!!!
Now... what would be awesome is if you know someone looking to buy a house in our neighborhood. And if they came and bought ours! :) Hee, hee!!