"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." Angela Schwindt

Monday, October 6, 2008

Playing in the dirt!

Well, Phase 1 of the basement project was finished about a week ago. That was cleaning, organizing, and getting rid of the clutter. The side of the basement that is going to get finished is down to bare bones and ready to go.

Phase 2 was started this weekend. We need to put in two egress windows since there is going to be a bedroom in the basement. So this weekend Matt rented a Mini Excavator to did the five foot plus holes where the windows are going to be. I think he had a lot of fun. For $225 dollars we could have it for the day and put 8 clock hours on the machine. When Matt got done he had not even put 4 hours on the machine so he took it out on our property and found a spot where the kids could dig. He taught each one of them how to use it and they both spent about a half an hour digging in the dirt. That is the beauty of living on ten acres. Plenty of room to play! I think they all had fun. I was even told that I had to try it. It is harder then it looks. My husband said to trying doing that along the side of the house and not hitting the house! Probably good thing he did that part and not me!!

1 comment:

Angie said...

There is something about seeing the little dancing lima beans on a sono that makes it all so real! I'm glad the kids got to see him, too! Now the fun begins: choosing boy names. We could always agree on girl names, but boy names seem harder! Just don't go for Jacob & Esau. . .poor kid!

Love the pictures of the "big kid toy." I was going to say "big boy toy" but sounds like you all took your turn with it! Now, if I could just get Dave motivated to tackle some of OUR projects. Nothing like a deadline to get you in gear!