I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  I can’t believe another year has gone by, where does time go??  I think the older we get, the faster time seems to slip away.

It has been exciting for us around here with the house.  Our home is fully framed.  Here’s the front and back (we wanted it to like a two story, but it’s all on one level) :

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As of today, our shingles are nearly finished on the roof too!!  (we selected “weathered wood” from GAF).  The back side should be all done by tomorrow.



Our builder Gerry, is trying to get the house closed up as fast as possible.  Being this is NJ and it is winter we are working with weather and you know what that means, SNOW!!!

Our windows are supposed too arrive tomorrow and they will be installed along with the house wrap after New Year’s day.  Now remember I said we are working with the weather, of course , it is supposed to snow on Thursday, so if it snows then hopefully Friday.  Gerry has told us many times, we have no time to stop.  If it snows we shovel and work.  He is such a great guy.

Decisions, the kitchen has started getting planned.  The man we are dealing with is Rich and what a great guy.  He gave us some great ideas and tweaked things a bit in the plan.  We may have another meeting Saturday. 

Many of you know I have been chomping at the bit to get started with the décor and it is HERE and HAPPENING!!!!  I will give you more news on the kitchen when the plan is final.  Let me just say, so EXCITED!!!

I want to wish everyone a very Happy, healthy and safe New Year!  To everyone that follows me religiously, thank you so much for hanging in there with me.  I have learned many things during some of this down time. 2014 will be a GREAT year so stay tuned!!!!