First two weeks

So, they’ve started work on the house.  Which is fantastic.  You can see progress on the Building a home page.

Thanks to everyone that’s prayed for Dani this week.  Her headaches have subsided, and she’s finally starting to recover.

It’s official

We’re building!!!!!!

Yes, Danielle and I have finished the final paper work and Jagoe Homes will be breaking ground on our home in just a few weeks.

We will have a new page up so you can follow the progress as we post pictures and updates.  So keep an eye out for it.


A little home improvement

So, we recently (okay, a few months ago) had a small problem of a busted pipe in a wall.  The result; a moldy closet that needed cleaning out.  WP_000250And I do mean cleaning.


So, we had a company come in and help us clean the closet.  Okay, they actually did all the cleaning, I just mainly let them in the house and watched while they worked.


Once the wall was done and the crawlspace was clean (stang, no pictures), it was time to finally put the wall back up.  My brother in Christ Kevin Naas came over after helping me get the drywall boards from Lowe’s.

WP_000355That’s Kevin in the side of the picture, and that’s the first board to be going into place.  Measure, cut, re-measure because the studs aren’t exactly right (okay, they’re way wrong!) and soon the closet looked like this.                                       WP_000356

A little bit of taping……  WP_000357  

WP_000359followed by some mudding,


and the closet looks pretty done.  Well, sorta.  That was day one.  Day two included mounting our new pantry shelves.  After dusting myself by sanding down the mud in a confined space (note to self, mud dust will tend to float into the office and coat EVERYTHING), it was time to mount the rails.

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Then the shelves….  WP_000368

WP_000369I discovered that it was a lot easier to put the support arms on the shelves on the floor, then mount the whole thing.  Eventually, it the closet looks like this; WP_000370



Project, done.

Home Improvement

Well, the latest portion of our home improvement is completed.

What was the last portion?  I guess I forgot to update you on that one.  We had a busted showerhead pipe that ruined part of a wall in a closet.  Of course, we didn’t’ figurer that out until we had the drywall removed and finally found the source of the leak. 

So, we’ve had a ruined wall torn out, a busted pipe joint replaced and repaired (two days of no showers wasn’t a lot of fun), and we’ve had the crawlspace cleaned of debris, some mold removed and treated for, and a vapor barrier put down.

Now to fix a ceiling.

A Return to Reality

Danielle and I are back from our honeymoon.  We had a very relaxing week in Florida; weather was perfect, no rain, excellent temperatures.  Got a lot of good food (okay, probably too much good food), got see see a lot of beautiful places, even got time to visit with some family that wasn’t able to make it to the wedding.

The house was great, although there was a minor issue with the pool when we got there.  But it was really minor, so nothing to complain about.  Spent time on the beach, got to see a few sharks (even got to touch one that someone had hauled onshore then returned to the waters). 

And now we’re back in town.  Got Dani’s information changed over yesterday so that she’s officially Danielle Rub!!!  (I love my wife, in case I hadn’t mentioned that before.)  Just one last thing to do today.  And lots of cleaning at the house.

Tomorrow, we go back to the reality of our normal work schedules.  In a way, I’m looking forward to it, and in a way, I’m not.  this honeymoon vacation has been too nice. I feel more relaxed now than I have in a very long time.  Hope this state doesn’t disappear too quickly once we return to “reality”.

Final Countdown

It’s Sunday, which means in just over 24 hours, I’ll be getting married to the most amazing woman I know.  Everything is in order, no changing anything now.  Rehearsal tonight, rehearsal dinner this evening, marriage tomorrow.


Wow, last night was a busy one for us.  Moved even more of Danielle’s stuff from her parent’s house to ours.  Amazingly, this woman certainly knows how to organize.  Despite bringing over tons of stuff into the very limited space of this house, she’s managed to put nearly everything away so that it doesn’t look like much has been added!

Is it bad to admit that I’m starting to suffer “weddinitis”?  Think senioritis when you were in high school, only about 10 times worse.  And it’s not cold feet, nervousness, jitters or anything negative.  It’s that I’m so looking forward to the wedding and the honeymoon that I am noticing a small amount (small?) of loss of focus for my clients. 

I really am working hard to provide the best possible customer support during this week, but I also find it easy for me to be distracted.  All I can say is, come on 4:30 Friday afternoon!!!!