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Lot 25 CLOSED on Thursday...another happy homeowner


Lot 22 In the brick and rough in stage..this one gets some stone over the porch


Lot 20 Though we have used the dark gutters this is the first house that has the dark trim and gutters..I really like it!

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We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt-ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.

ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.

ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes. (This one is my pet peeve...get an education and go to work....don't expect everyone else to take care of you!)

ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care.

ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair, sniff the gas chamber, swing from the gallows, or take it in the vein!!

ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful. (AMEN!)

ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from! (Lastly...)

ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!

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Well, even though the market is still a little slow, we're gonna start two houses since the inventory is starting to move a little. We have picked our lots and picked the two most popular plans to build on them. We had the lots staked out to determine the property lines and with help of the surveyor placed the house on the lot and made sure that the house will meet the City's zoning setbacks.


One thing I like to do is have my guys get some 5' fence post and mark the utility taps. During the whole process of construction this can help locate them if they get covered up and help prevent trucks and equipment from damaging them (maybe!)


In this photo you can see the building stakes. They represent a building corner and a 6' offset. These stakes along with the plot plan and the building plans will create our concrete footing.

My plans are to excavate and pour the footings on next Wednesday. Still to do before then is order a Portable Toilet (required by Codes), get an electric meter, get a water meter, order reinforcing steel, order batterboard material, order concrete and a footing inspection.

The Beginning!

I'm trying t think of how I want to begin this. I am always open to questions, concerns, or comments on building. Do you have better products or better ideas? I'd certainly welcome them.

I'm gonna start with building a house. From the beginning to the end. If I run into something useful along the way..we can go over it, discuss it or whatever.

Feel free to ask questions. That is what this community will be about!!

It will be a learning process for all invloved!

Stay tuned!