Saturday, June 28, 2008

Finally the weekend!

Whew! We made it to the weekend. There were a couple times this week that I wasn't sure either of us would see Saturday. It has been a crazy, stressful week for both of us. I had a sudden trip to Atlanta for work and Nate's job has been more hectic than ever. We were both going at full speed all week but the days just seemed to drag by. Needless to say, we are both impatiently counting down the days to our vacation in a few weeks.

Saturday morning we went to an early showing and saw the movie Wanted. It was incredibly violent but over all a pretty good movie. MSN Movies gave it four and a half stars, and I would have to agree. James McAvoy is an unlikely action hero and makes a convincing transformation from total loser to kick-ass assassin in under two hours. Morgan Freeman is great as the ultimate bad guy who plays god with other peoples lives. There are several unexpected twists and the action scenes are some of the best I've seen in awhile. And Angelina Jolie is, as always, ridiculously beautiful.

After the movie, Nate went to the office and I worked at home a bit, then we drove out to the house to check out this week's progress. On Tuesday they poured the basement walls and on Wednesday they removed the forms, so the walls are standing on their own now. We went out there Wednesday night and took the pictures below. There hasn't been too much change from Wednesday to today - they've put in the basement plumbing and the sump pump and then laid pebble gravel over it. I think the next step will be pouring the basement floor.

Unfortunately we have not had our meeting with the building foreman yet. He wanted to meet on Wednesday but I was flying back from Atlanta and he is on vacation through next week. We are both very eager to talk with him and get the 'road map' for the next several months.

While we were out there on Wednesday we got to meet another neighbor on the cul-de-sac. Her name is Jill, her husband is Will and they have a one-year-old son, Zachary. Jill was out watering her yard when we drove up and we stopped to talk for a little while. Renee (the neighbor we met last week) did a good job filling Jill in on us, as she already knew quite a bit about us! It's nice to know they are as excited about us as we are about them! I would guess Jill is close to our age and we found out that she and Will got married the same day that we did (July 26, 2003). I think Jill has great 'friend potential' and I can't wait to get to know her better.

These are some pics from our visit on Wednesday.

Looking from the front right corner of the house.

Looking from the back left of the house, towards the street.

This picture doesn't show it very well, but the workers leave drink bottles all over the ground inside the hole. It was all I could do to keep from jumping down there to clean up after them!

And a pic of Nate just because he doesn't like me to post pictures of him. :)

1 comment:

NatGwen said...

Wow, looking great! (the house, not Nate.) Can't believe S liked "Wanted" though. Are you sure N didn't write that part of it?

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