Hello all!  I know it’s been a long while since you’ve seen a new post here but rest assured, we have been working on the house.

August brought with it scorching temperatures (  Hot, like, Africa Hot) and rain.  Lots and lots of rain.  We were able to start pouring the concrete though, wahoo!   We wanted to be able to reuse the wood for the forms later on in the house some way.  Our goal with this bad boy is to have as little waste as possible.  However, how to keep the concrete from adhering onto the wooden forms and making them unusable?  Two words people:  Wax Paper.  Yes. you heard me right.  Wax.  Paper.  One night I was making chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies and dropping these piles of heaven onto wax paper.  Jason saw that and had an “AHA!” moment.  So we bought out our local Walmart (sorry to anyone else who wanted to make those cookies that weekend and needed wax paper) and started lining the forms with the paper, stapling it onto the wood.


Guess what?  It worked!  My husband is a genius!


Next came the pouring and the playing.

We didn’t quite get all of it poured in August but we got quite a bit done.