Our builder told us last week that we should have a certificate of occupancy by October 12th. I can hardly believe we're only (finally!) two weeks away from moving in. It seems like a dream.
Ival spent the entire day up there yesterday with Joe and Nancy - when Linda and I abandoned them about 2:00 to go watch the BSU football game at mom's. They finished the few spots on the deck that were left to do. Everyone was so sick of that deck building that there were a few places still left to do around some of the logs. Joe and Nancy are so awesome. I know they have better things to do every weekend but they show up and help with all the chores we have to do.
Yesterday we moved everything off the deck so they could start covering the soffits tomorrow and off the floor inside the house. This coming week they'll be doing all the flooring, putting in the granite counter tops, laying sod and finishing the landscape.
Linda contacted one of her old employers and he said they had some trees they were going to have to move to a new location and that if we wanted to buy them they would only charge us $75 each. These are really nice trees between 2 1/2 and 4 1/2 caliper. We decided to buy 11 trees so we're getting all 11 trees delivered for just under $1,000.
I'll take lots of pictures today as we'll be working more on the ceiling and finishing up a few other things to get ready for all the finish work this next week.
We're going to have a "branding party" real soon. Probably as soon as Joe and Ival get back from hunting. I think we'll try to plan it for October 27th. We'll be using dad's brand on the house somewhere - probably one of the logs at the front stairs.
I don't know how we can ever repay the our wonderful friends and family who have helped so much. We never could have done this alone.