This is how things looked two weeks ago. Lovely fall day...floor finally poured for the basement.
It really was an interesting process to watch. The white trim is a water stop between the footings and the future walls.
We were so excited to see rebar and forms arrive.
Then several days passed, and this is what we were confronted with. Cold, windy weather, and wall forms slowly put into place...
And then we discovered some problems with the foundation floor that had to be addressed.
Friday, we woke up to this. Not pictured clearly, the bitterly cold wind that was blowing.
To top it off, we won't be able to have the help we'd hoped for over Thanksgiving. There isn't any work we can do yet. Despite my disappointment, my children relished the snow. They built snowmen, snowforts, and had an epic snowball fight. It was a good reminder that there is always a silver lining. Just as you can make lemonade from lemons, you can make snowmen out of snow.
That is it for my pity party. As this wonderful Thankgiving week is unbelievably here, I promise to count my many blessings and stop complaining. We'll just pray that the usual winter weather will be tempered a bit, especially the wind.