Tuesday, July 03, 2012
You may remember the sketch of Dagan and Leah's house that I showed you. Theirs is flipped from this one--with the front door on the opposite side, etc--and they will have a triple garage, but this gives you an idea.
They've been waiting for it to be dry enough for them to start digging the basement (technically kind of half basement). First they push away all the black dirt, which they save for later for the yard. They did this a while ago.
But they have finally begun on the basement!
Pictures of the dirt hole from the street.
I love Dagan and Leah in long shadows.
They got up closer.
It's all clay beneath the black dirt.
Big mounds of clay.
Dagan playing with some of it.
Still damp enough that it curled as it was dug away...
...and left some standing water even though it hadn't rained since they dug.
They have finally begun building the house--tada! Once they get the foundation done the houses go up quickly. I'll have pictures for you as I get them from Leah. :)
Yesterday I washed clothes, bedding, and towels. One of my fans died last week. Leah took it apart and the motor was shot. So, it's been warmer in the bedroom than usual. Quite warm when you're handling hot clothes--LOL!
The air from my air conditioner blows straight across the far end of the living room--aimed at the porch door. So I need a fan on that end to push the cooler air into the rest of the bigger room, another one at the far end of the living room to blow the air into the hallway toward the bedroom and bathroom, and another one in the bedroom door to catch the cooler air so I can get some in the bedroom. Takes three fans in here to make the complete U-turn to get the cooler air into the bedroom. Without the magical three it's probably a good ten degrees warmer in the bedroom.
Dagan and Leah were over at Target last night and called me. They didn't have any really cheap fans left--or very many fans left at all for that matter with the heatwave up here. I can't pay them back until August (because of my big plans for July here), but they said they'd buy me one anyways right now and I can pay them back in August! Whoohoo!! Leah said she'd drop it off after work one night this week. :)
I have groceries coming between noon and 2pm, so I have to get going here. After groceries are delivered I will know for sure what I can get in my Amazon order. I mark "no substitutions" so I never know exactly what my grocery bill will be--often a little less than expected. If I am not missing anything absolutely essential--then I'll know what else I can get along with my special item for July. I promise I'll show you after I order it and not leave you in suspense. Honestly, this is probably only thrilling for me, anyways--LOL! ;)
The hot, sticky weather continues here. It's even too much for Karma already in the mornings these days. She didn't last five minutes out there this morning and is tucked in her bed giving herself a little bath right now as I speak. Got to get moving. Have an exciting day!! :):)
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
Edgar Allan Poe