|Close up of the stone used on the house, from quarry in Fond du Lac|
|Jason and David working on the dryvit|
|David on stilts, plastering the sunroom|
|Arches between the kitchen and living room|
|The ceiling above the dining room|
|First floor tiled shower|
|View out of the master bedroom|
|The whirlpool bath|
|Stairs with false ends, carpet will be going up the middle|
|The boarded up front entry, waiting for its door!|
The Bad News: The front door and the transom window above it were due to come in this week. When Jamey, the builder, called on it, he was informed it was on back order. Hmmm, it would have been nice of them to have told us sooner. So...the parade of homes is October 20-23, and the door to the house will not be here until the 28th. I asked if something temporary could be done, and the answer is no. The framing for the door, the transom, and the door itself , plus the stone going around it, all work together and can't be done in a temporary way. My beautiful home has been taken out of the parade of homes for the fall. I was so sad. I was almost getting a house for my birthday on the 23rd. I was looking forward to being able to say that. However, my house will be in the Spring parade of homes, guarenteed. And, I will be able to move in when my house is completed.
I also still have moments of aching and sadness that I am doing this process alone, without a husband to share in my trials and joys. Although my friends and family have accompanied me to the house on occasion, mostly its been my journey alone. Like tonight, when I saw the installed maple flooring for the first time. It was just me in the house, saying ooh, and aah. I wish I could look forward to when "we" will move in, instead of when "I" will move in. I have never had to be this independent before and I am not quite sure what to make of it.