More Pictures

We put some new house pictures up today. A few of the counters and newer ones of stone and siding. Our guess for a move-in date is sometime in June.

Also, this is apparently how Sam and Mitch act when they think we're not looking:

Go Green!

Brightened Light Pillars

Same picture, but brighter:

Light Pillars

Here's a picture of some light pillars I took last night. It's a little blurry because it had a 24 second shutter speed, and I was using a barstool for a tripod. I can assure you that 24 seconds seems like a much longer period of time when you're standing outside in below freezing temperatures waiting for a camera to click.

Snowed In

Quite the weather we're having today. We have both a "Winter Weather Advisory" and a "Blizzard Warning". Luckily Heidi and I watched the forecast last night, and knew it was coming, because we're not going anywhere today.

We got groceries last night, and rented some movies. We both really liked The Illusionist. We'll let you know about Good Night, and Good Luck and Clerks II. We've paused our movie marathon to watch the MSU game, and we're hoping they'll pick it up in the second half.

The news just broke in during halftime, and they're urging everyone to stay off the roads. It looks like everything is closed anyway. Not that we're planning on going out in this:

House Update

Our house is coming along pretty quickly! Since our last update, we now have a roof, shingles, soffit, heating ducts, windows, a fireplace, and the beginnings of the electricity and plumbing. We need an electrical inspection and then a building inspection. Once we pass those inspections, they will start on the drywall and insulation. I would bet that exterior doors will go in soon too. More pictures are in the gallery.


We survived our Christmas parties...barely. Norovirus (stomach flu) spread through my family pretty quickly. I have not caught it yet, but Chase was not so lucky. We got a lot of things for our house. There were a lot of things we didn't have and have never needed until now like rakes, shovels, water hoses, the list goes on! We also got some fun things like a porch swing, a bird feeder, a flag pole, and a very cool door bell that you can download MP3s onto. We need ideas for songs to play on our door bell so feel free to comment with your suggestions. I have only thought of the Three's Company theme song that says "Come and knock on our door, we've been waiting for you." Or there's the 70s disco song Ring My Bell. We can change the song it plays thankfully so we won't get tired of hearing one song repeatedly. More pictures are in the gallery from a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge, Christmas, and more pictures of the house.

More Pictures

We have made lots of progress on the house (or Tom has made progress on the house). More pictures are in the gallery under House Construction. Other than that, not much is new with us. We have four Christmas parties to attend in a 48 hour period. We keep busy this time of year!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

House News

We've been mentioning the house plans for a while, but Tuesday we broke ground. It doesn't look like much yet, of course. We're excited though. Until now, everything has just been on paper, and it's nice to see the results.

As usual, pictures are available in the gallery.

Busy Summer

We've been going non-stop so far this summer. I've been putting in overtime at work trying to get my stuff done on time. Heidi's off all summer, but she's been getting a lot done. We've been doing as much as we can now though, since this is most of the time off she gets.


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