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The first wall is up! Áll az első fal!

It's very exciting to see the very first wall up. When we look down in the basement now, we can see the wall that's going to divide the whole area into 2 smaller ones..we haven't really decided it yet, what to do with it...maybe a workout room and an entertainment area or something like that...It was fun climbing down the ladder and see the basement from a different perspective. It looks much bigger down there than it is from above...:)  The next step is putting up the floor joices and pour the concrete...that means we have the garage floor done soon, too:) Nagyon jó látni, hogy áll az első fal! :) Ha most lenézünk a basementbe, látjuk a falat, ami elválasztja majd az egész területet két kisebbre...még nem igazán döntöttük el, mit csináljunk vele...talán egy edzőterem-féle meg egy tévézős-játszós hely lesz vagy valami ilyesmi...Jópofa volt lemászni a létrán, és egy egész más perspektivából látni a basementet. Sokkal nagyobbnak néz ki ott lent, mint fentről...:) A követk

A little celebration / Egy kis ünneplés

Well, it's time to least a little bit:) We've got to the first milestone of our big project: the basement is done! The slab has been finished today. Dave and his crew arrived early in the morning, and started the day with some energy booster Mexican breakfast:) Then they got to work and by around noon they were almost done. We were very fortunate with the weather, because showers had been forecasted earlier, but we had only light drizzle during the day. It actually helped, because the concrete didn't dry fast, so they could smooth it. When we got home from school with Noemi, David came up with the idea of having her hand print in the concrete...just like the big stars in Hollywood :-) So Noemi climbed down the ladder and put her hand in the plaster as well as wrote the date next to it...So another step's done and we're moving up to the next phase, which is going to be the waterproofing, then compacting the soil around the walls and sta

What is it like to live in a motorhome? Milyen is egy lakókocsiban lakni?

Since it takes a few days for the concrete to dry, I thought to "take a brake" and show you around in our little, cozy motor home :) Though Wayne is an expert when it comes to living or traveling in a motorhome, I had no idea what it was like, until we first were "introduced" to this guy. It's a 1985 36' Titan, and still running. Of course a lot of stuff have been replaced or changed in it. Until about 3 years ago, my parents-in-law used it, and as far as I heard, they had had some adventurous trips, as far as Alaska, British Columbia etc. Well, seems that after 20 years it was time for a change, so they bought a nice new Rexhall push-out giant, and we "inherited" the old one. As a new "homeowner" I had to learn how everything worked. By now I've been familiar with most of them...air conditioning, gas stove and oven, ceiling fans, shower and bathroom (well, that's kind of an exaggeration, since there's only a sink and a toilet

Getting out of the pit....Kifelé a gödörből:)

I can't believe it's October! I know it's a cliche, but time flies by so fast. The workers have been working hard lately, and voila...the basement wall is finished! Yay :) We're are now at ground level, and the pit is actually getting the shape of a house. I can't wait to see the framing to start. Alig hiszem el, hogy október van! Tudom, közhely, de csak úgy repül az idő. A munkások keményen dolgoztak az utóbbi napokban, és ime...a basement elkészült! Hurrá! Végre elértük a "talajszintet", és a nagy gödör kezdi egy ház formáját felvenni... Alig várom, hogy kezdődjön a falak felhúzása. The basement wall is finished - elkészült a basement fala...