Sunday, December 12, 2010

Update December 12, 2010 Outside View

Since the last update we have celebrated Thanksgiving with our daughter and her family in Springfield, Mo. and returned to Texas for a wonderful extended weekend in South Texas.  Our good friend, Pete Wardenburg, invited Steph, our daughter Ann and her husband Jared, and me to his ranch for a big game weekend. 

The guest house was awesome.  We have had the pleasure to hunt at Pete's many times during the past 12 years and this year was one of the best.  The wildlife was abundant and we saw turkey, hogs, quail, and lots of deer, including a couple of trophy class bucks. 

One of the highlights of the trip was our youngest daughter, Ann Marie, harvesting her first buck.  Pete had scouted this blind ahead of time and told Ann there was a good first buck for her at the Creek Blind.  Ann and I were in the blind at 6:30am and the buck entered the feeder around 7:45am.  One shot at about 110 yards and Ann has her trophy to put on the wall next to Jared's, which by the way, was shot at the same blind last year.  Now on to the house!!!

The brick work is essentially complete, only need to do the front entry when we finish the concrete work. 

Another view of the front and the west side of the house.  We better really like the brick because everywhere you look you see Arkansas Rose.

This is the back side of the house.  Note the brick pillars under the decking and the way the bricklayers outlined each window.

This is the east side of the house showing the garage doors, master bath window, and the shop window.

Before the bricklayers left we had them build a mailbox for us with the same brick as the house.  Like I said earlier, you better like this brick because it's everywhere.  We made it a double mailbox since our neighbor across the street has his mailbox on our side of the road. 
Our address is the 403 Jims Road.

1 comment:

  1. Brick work looks great! So does the mailbox. The numbers look really good against that black granite. Can't wait to see the inside.