Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Getting "tutored"

Today is Sammy's big day, if you know what I mean.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Huntsville Health Care

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting a few of the fine health care professionals in Huntsville. Stuck my finger in a pin hole in my tractor. I knew better ... just a stupid brain fart moment in life. The 500 lb bucket shifted and took with it the tip of my left index finger. Doctor says it should heal fine, albeit it a tad shorter. No more Witter fun until it heals. My ego hurts worse than my finger. Idiot ....

leaves gone

I never realized how fast the leaves fell after the best fall colors. I was away for less than 2 weeks, and the leaves are gone!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Got to Put a Girl (Therese) In It

I realize that this place won't be complete without Therese. She's been involved in the design, and as soon as I get the shower house done she'll be spending more time in Witter. Brooks and Dunn must have written the first part of this song for me ...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Location Location Location

We chose this house site primarily for this view down the valley. The picture doesn't do justice to the fall colors.

Hummingbirds fly to Mexico and House flies come to Witter

I found this gaggle of flies on the back of a board I pulled out to use. It was about 50 that day, and they didn't move much. Creepy.


We cut the driveway entrance and spread gravel. It's a dandy drive, if I do say so myself.

Etch a Sketch camera screen

I was carrying some rebar when we were working on the footings. Had a few pieces in each hand. I tried to step over a small line that was about 12 inches above the ground. Didn't make it. Fell like a tree cut down in the woods. My camera was in my pocket, and it (any my thigh under the pocket) took the brunt of the blow. The screen of my camera looked like a broken etch a sketch. Got to get a new camera, and pay for damage protection....


The footings were formed and poured. Here's a good picture of Clancy's folks (only one spoke english) building the forms. The concrete was poured the next day, but I didn't get any pictures because I broke my camera a few minutes after I took this picture.

Mo Tractor

Here's the backhoe that finished digging the house hole, the ditch for the water line, and the septic tank. He wasn't able to dig the house hole much deeper than I did with my tractor. Yep that's a 1.5 inch pipe at the bottom of the the 18" x 18" ditch. That's the way they do it in Witter.

Sammy looking clean

This was taken just before he wallowed in some garbage at the lake that turned him on. His nose is different than mine. He smelled like rotten spoiled catfish stink bait. Had to give him a bath before I'd let him in the house.

RAMS e y

Remember when you were a kid and you were trying to write your name real big, like on the top of a picture you were about to turn in? Remember how you wrote the first letters real big, just knowing that all the letters that size would just fit. Then you got down to the last couple of letters, and they didn't fit, so you had to droop them down the right side of the paper. I must still live in that world. Took me 4 signs to get "Ramsey" written on the plywood so the 911 assignor could drive by to assign us an address. Now we got one -- 1921 Madison 3300!

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We are building a timber frame home in a small rural community in Northwest Arkansas. We created this Blog so our family and friends could follow our progress.