Today On The Mississippi

Yuck! Storms went through heavy rain…rained ALL day.  Though we need the rain… no walking outside today.  Got a lot done for the house…got the forms in, Ins for the new house, a place to store the camper since we can’t keep it at the house like we did at our old house.  So, productive, but my butt hurts from sitting so much. 😉


Mandy: and I wish my bathroom was not outside!!!

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Happy Friday!

House Aug. 23rd

Lots going on at the house when we were there last night.IMG_20180823_192323766_BURST000_COVER_TOP.jpg

A pile of cabinets came. They go all over the house not just the kitchen.  It was a surprise to see them!

The Stone for the front of our house has arrived.  So the rest of the brickwork should be done soon.  BUT it really poured a lot of the day today, so I’m thinking the porch still has not been poured, nor the brickwork done.  I didn’t go over at noon like I normally do, but we will get over there this evening to see what’s going on.


Our doors arrived.


The interior trims have arrived.


And the wall tile of our shower was in, no floor and it still needs to be grouted. I supposed that may have happened today…it is all inside.

So just a bit of what is going on.  I would imagine we should be seeing the flooring over there pretty soon too.

Today On The Mississippi 8.23


The sun is peeking out this morning. Cool start but warming up quickly. Sunny this morning, but it is supposed to change…maybe rain later today? We need it.




Mandy: It’s bright out today! And Mom is doing that ‘Shadow’ thing again.


Nice shadow, Mandy! 🙂


Mandy: My bed is better as a pillow.

Happy Thursday!

House – Aug. 22

Yesterday there was still a lot going on.


We have house numbers!


First coat of paint has been applied. Fireplace still drying.


They were scraping the ‘globs’ of drywall mud and whatever else, off of the floor in prepping for laying our flooring.


Porch form, not yet pored.  AND if you look at the house proper you will see it is prepped for the stone on the front. That is the black ‘sheeting’ under the windows. We will have brick on the front.

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Brick that will be on the outside of the house is at the bottom of the photo above.




The incorrect tile was removed.


New tile was delivered.

Also, when we went over in the evening, they were putting up the new tile, shown above, in the shower. So that should be finished today.  The tile contractors were glad we’d caught it early.

I didn’t take a photo, but dirt had also been moved around again, looked like they were setting things up for the sprinkler system.



Today On The Mississippi

Yesterday it was gloomy and looked like it would rain all day.  We really need the rain, but very little fell.


People were still out there fishing in their boat. By the time I got the camera they were behind the trees, but you can still see them a little.


Today, however, they sun has decided to make an appearance again, which is nice…all that dreary weather was getting pretty old. As a plus it is not so hot and humid today either.


Though it is still a haze from the Canadian fires, the sun is showing through the trees.

Have a good Wednesday!

House – Aug. 21

When I went over yesterday afternoon it was SO busy by the house that I didn’t even get out of the car. Seemed like all the trades were there working.All trades were there 8.21.2018.jpg

I couldn’t even get down the street to the house from this direction, so I went around and came in the other way.

They were laying sod at other houses, but not ours yet.IMG_20180821_114703487_HDR.jpg

Just quite the mess there right now. Our house is the one that still has the rolling blue dumpster sitting in front of it.


They had begun pouring our garage floor and had the form in to pour our front porch.


We went back in the evening and the garage floor had been finished. But no porch yet.IMG_20180820_174238946.jpg

Inside the house, below.

They had sanded the walls and begun doing things inside:IMG_20180821_181445016.jpg

Put brick around the fireplace. It looks pretty dark because they had just finished it and hopefully it will lighten up between the bricks some when it is dry.

This is a photo of what was picked:


Unfortunately in the master bathroom we found the wrong tile being installed.


This is a dark brown tile. We chose a light gray tile. (see below – it is the tile at the top of the photo.)

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So I have contacted the builder, and the design center person about correcting that. Glad that I found it before it was completed. So far it is only in that one area. I mentioned to the tile guys while I was there, that they should probably not put up the rest of the tile they have. So hopefully the communication and photos will make the rounds before they get back out there and continue putting in the tile in that bathroom. Looks like it was a typo on the ‘order’ form made by the person at the design center.  Should be AD03, and AD02 was what she ordered.

It will be interesting to see what all happens today.  I hope they correct the tile.

Today On The Mississippi

This weekend our grandson came out to spend Saturday night with us. He likes to go fishing and I didn’t get a single photo. 😦  But will get photos of us fishing next weekend because he will be here again.


But here he is doing another thing he likes to do, watching things and gaming on his phone.

TODAY:  Very gray and rainy. High will be in the mid-70s.IMG_20180820_091841015.jpg

We need the rain so can’t complain!


We ran out for a quick walk and got a little wet, but did it before it started to rain too hard. So it was a shortened walk.

Good Monday!