And we are off!

Saturday morning found us up at 5:00 am to head to the property and then a meeting with the potential builder for our new home.

In Houston I don’t usually get to see the sunrise, we have a lot of trees in our neighborhood and it makes it difficult to actually see the sun come up – I often think I should head to Kemah for sunrise, wouldn’t that be a beautiful way to start my morning.  Well on Saturday we were fortunate enough to see a glorious sunrise as we our GPS led us to a much needed Starbucks on the 610 Loop.

Sunrise over Houston

Sunrise over Houston

Some amazing color in the sky this morning

Some amazing color in the sky this morning

Our trips to the property include at least 1 stop at Buccee’s on I-10 in Luling, they have plentiful gas pumps and restrooms.  My husband teases that if we didn’t buy their beef jerky on most trips we could more easily afford our new home.

Pulling into the neighborhood in Luling, we were greeted by a couple of the neighbors who were up early….and then we were off to our little piece of heaven – which now has an address.  (That means that power will follow in the near future)

Can't wait to get to know these neighbors a little better!

Can’t wait to get to know these neighbors a little better!

Can't wait to get to know these neighbors a little better!

Can’t wait to get to know these neighbors a little better!

Then Mr. Green was able to witness the progress on his “barn” aka Grandpa’s Workshop or the Batting Storage Facility!  This is getting exciting!

Just a little different view of the drive

Look – the driveway has grown since we were here a couple of weeks ago!

From the edge of the road you can just see Corey and the "Barn" Contractor.  Our neighbor Al.

From the edge of the road you can just see Corey and the “Barn” Contractor. Our neighbor Al.

Al and Corey discuss the soil and the work that Al has been doing so far.

Al and Corey discuss the soil and the work that Al has been doing so far.

Mr. Green inspects the rebar ties - all it needs now is the "chairs"

Mr. Green inspects the rebar ties – all it needs now is the “chairs”

More of the pad for the barn -

More of the pad for the barn –

Our small burn pile just past the barn pad

Our small burn pile just past the barn pad

WOW! the back corner of the barn was a little lower than we thought

WOW! the back corner of the barn was a little lower than we thought

That's ok, when you have 6+ acres you can borrow some dirt from another spot.  Look - no CLAY!  Living where we do now every outdoor project involves CLAY!

That’s ok, when you have 6+ acres you can borrow some dirt from another spot. Look – no CLAY! Living where we do now every outdoor project involves CLAY!

And a little bit of nature - I hate to take out trees, but sometimes they are right where your structure will go and sometimes they just aren't healthy enough to save.  I do love the color....

And a little bit of nature – I hate to take out trees, but sometimes they are right where your structure will go and sometimes they just aren’t healthy enough to save. I do love the color….

By our next trip the concrete should be poured and the building delivered……..

When we met with the builder there were lots of decisions to make, just a few I can remember

How wide do you want your walkways?, 14 seer or 15 seer for the a/c?  What insulation? What style exterior doors?  What type of interior doors?  These are just general questions, over the next several weeks we will be choosing all those little things that make a house a home!

Til the next post…….

About hollydeequilts

I am a wife, mom, grandma and quilter. I also enjoy gardening and dabble in genealogy. And I love Pinterest!
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One Response to And we are off!

  1. ronda926 says:

    i’m so excited for y’all, i’d love to be able to build a home and make all the choices. enjoy the journey

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