They have been coming every week and helping around the house and yard and it has been very nice for us older people not to do heavy lifting, raking, mowing, and carrying things up and down the stairs. There are benefits of having the younger generation nearby. Besides, I simply love their company. And work around the house seems to go much more smoothly with someone to share the misery, especially for those of us who hate housework.
We spent several months choosing our contractor. Then I drew up a plan. We did the bank stuff.
Finally today we had groundbreaking. This is what the back of the house looked like last year when the tree branch fell on the pantry.
The pantry, the little add-on with the red door, is being removed so the new addition can be attached to the house. Note the concrete steps and the concrete foundation under the pantry.
The backhoe arrives.
But after half an hour of breaking up concrete, the rest of the afternoon went very well.
The wooden forms for the footer are in place and crushed stone is spread.
On Monday the blocks will be delivered for laying the foundation.
This is the plan.
Brad and Kami will have their private living area in the upstairs of the main house. Our private living area will be in the new addition. We will share the downstairs of the main house, the kitchen, the small sitting room with the woodstove and the large sewing and craft room.
The blueprint for the addition.
There will be a 10 by 10 foot mud room where we will have the washer and dryer plus storage cupboards.
Zip and I will each have a bedroom. There will be a small living room with a woodstove and a bathroom and a front porch.
I'll be updating as the work progresses.
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