P1030348.JPGLEONARD PUTS THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THE BASEMENT SLAB

With today’s concrete pour the second half of the basement floor was completed. That’s it for major concrete work. Next: framing!

We cut a deal with Marson & Marson Lumber of Leavenworth. They will be supplying all the framing and roofing material for about $30,000. That price represents the “contractor rate” which is about a 13% discount over what lesser mortals pay. With $10,000 already spent up to this point, Rachel’s piggy bank is draining fast but I think we’re going to get a real house before the piggy bank is empty. She’ll basically have a shell of a house for $40,000 and less than half of her money will have been spent.

We’ve all been working hard and sleep comes easily at day’s end. Sonny doesn’t even wait for day’s end:

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The photo below catches Sonny and Missy watching The Little Mermaid from Rachel’s bed. Clutched in his hands are two creatures from his extensive collection of miniature animals. This is the way Sonny always watches DVDs. He usually selects animals that match the characters in the DVDs although in this case I noticed he is clutching a dinosaur and an alligator – neither of which is a character in The Little Mermaid. He will continue to hold the animals as long as the movie plays – boys and their toys!

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Down the hill in Wenatchee this weekend is the Apple Blossom Festival. It should be a good one, what with perfect weather: sunny and 70s. But up here in Wenatchee Heights we have no time for such frivolity. We’ve got framing to do!

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