Friday, April 30, 2010

Here's the Plan!

Here is the floor plan that after much deliberation we have chosen to be our new home! I love how open the living, dining room and kitchen are. The bank of windows in that area will all be facing the gorgeous bend in the slough and the neighbor with geese and horses.

After living with my bathroom adjacent to Tyler's bedroom, I am excited to have those things separate. We are currently planning to fore go the attached garage and have our day light basement function as a garage until we decide to finish that area as rooms and build Matt a shop.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Home Site Prep - The Mower

We are still about a month away from our schedule closing date, but have been unable to really "visualize" the property and it's potential.  Josh Karp (Adair of Lincoln City) was generous enough to come out to help us with the home-site planning.  What we determined is that it's nearly impossible to come to any conclusions while wading through 9' blackberries.


After some discussions with my Realtor, we contacted the seller and both parties agreed that mowing would only increase the overall worth of the property.  So basically, I paid $200 to rent a tractor with a MEAN mower attachment.. so mow someone elses land.  Backwards?  Maybe.

Rhi, Token, Tyler and I packed up and headed out on a Friday afternoon to try to make a dent in the overgrowth.  I learned something very quickly....  9' blackberries are no match for THE MOWER.

I started out backing in to them:

But soon learned... just drive

I couldn't get Rhi off the dang thing....

Let's see... wife on heavy machinery.  Kid playing with dog.  What to do?  I know!

Final Product!

Home Sweet Home

On April 11th, 2010 my wife and I went through a series of offers and counter-offers to purchase 5.5 acres in Toledo, Oregon.  This blog is dedicated to the Adair 1560 home that we plan to build over the next 6 months!