Monday, April 1, 2013


Last week, just before dawn, I snuck out of our country apartment.  I left my bestie and our daughters sleeping.  We'd travelled up that familiar freeway the night before and the purpose of my trip was drawing closer.  Today was the day the builders lay our concrete slab.  I'd kind of ear-marked this event as one of those pinnacle moments that I knew it would all start feeling "real" and also a moment that I knew I wanted to be present to see it all happen before my eye.  So with half a dozen boys, me and my camera and a chilly autumn morning, the crane, the cement truck and the level set, work began.

The sun rose in the East as each truck load came and went delivering cement. It was a magical crisp morning and in a few hours, the footings and the hydronic heating were all covered with the concrete left to set.

The foundations are laid.  For what will be our home.

13 acres family


Megan said...

Wow, what an exciting moment for you! It probably seems like it's taking a while to you but to me it seems like it is starting to happen quickly! Hope it continues to be just as exciting x

LionessLady said...

Such a moment! My favourite picture.... the five concrete men standing there ever so importantly contemplating the concrete. Love watching this happen for you and your beautiful family. x

Mel @ Coal Valley View said...

So exciting Brenda! I also love that shot of the Men x

Thrifted Treasure said...

Oh wow!! Very exciting! You can wander around the slab and imagine where each room will be and look at the beautiful views :-)

Unknown said...

Yes, it's really real now. The foundation has now been laid. So exciting! Love the photographs. I can relate to it all ;) x

Unknown said...

It's all looking great. It's exciting when yo see the foundations laid, isn't it? We've only recently built again so it's still really fresh in my mind all of the exciting (and stress) bits of the whole process. Looking forward to following along here:) x