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Apr. 95: first family EasterThe house is far from being finished but we wanted the family to see the house so we had our very first Easter family gathering. We have been having the family Easter gathering at our place every since.
Jun. 95: pond is full time for fish We have had so much rain in the last month the pond is full, so it is time to add fish. Betty is releasing one hundred fingerling Channel Catfish in the pond.
July 95: tree here tree there Jimmy Finke is moving one of the plum trees. It had to be moved because it was in the way of the trailer being moved off the property. (Because we sold the trailer)
Oct. 95: lambs lick Betty has taped off and is painting the chamfered part of each of the porch post. Chamfering in the old days used to be called "lambs lick". Chamfering is an old design for Texas farm houses.
Feb. 94: tree planting machine Betty is talking with Jimmy Finkie. Jimmy has a nursery in Round Top and will move trees from different sites on our property to the front yard of the old house.
Nov. 95: crazy helper Betty is priming and painting the spindles for the front porch hand rails. Mike Hanlen and Randy are just goofing off.
Nov. 95: hand rail Finally Randy is putting up the porch hand rail. Also take notice the metal skirting on the front of the house. The metal is made to look like stone, and the steps to get on the porch are still on the side of the porch.
Dec. 95: porch steps go in Randy saw these steps on an old farm house and built them from memory to match. Randy is trying to get them finished before Christmas.
Jan. 96: bathroom is coming together As seen here the sinks are fitted for placement, the toilet is in and the tub framing needs to be put in.
Jan. 96: finishing touches Betty is making adjustments to the tile before it is set in place.
June 96: in the kitchen Betty is standing in the make shift kitchen we have had since we moved into the house. But it is time to start the remodeling of the kitchen.
Aug. 96: the work begins Working on the weekends it takes time to put the kitchen together. Everything has to hauled up from Houston, because the lumber stores close at noon on Saturday.
Nov. 96: counter and sink Randy is putting the counter top in and then the sink. The upper and lower cabinets have been put in and painted.
June 97: water for the yard With the rental of a trenching machine Randy starts the process of putting faucets in the yard.
Apr. 98: skirting The stone skirting is put all around the house.
Jan. 99: attic is next project Randy is putting in the foam insulation between the roof rafters, take note the foil on foam this keeps the radiant heat out of the attic.
Feb. 99: insulation Randy and Betty are putting in the insulation; the lat-boards help to hold the insulation in place. Also the lat-boards will be where the bead board will go on to be the ceiling of the room.
Apr. 99: friends and paint Betty Melton, Sandy Reed, Kathy Johnston, and Christine Hallman are hard at work painting the upstairs bedroom.
Mar. 01: the garage goes up The slab was poured in 1999 and we started on the construction as seen in this picture.
May 01 The "Green Room" guest bedroom This is the other bedroom above the garage. They were finished a year after the garage was built. This room overlooks the field beside our home. Both rooms also have a view of the pond in front of the main house.
May 01 The "Yellow Room" guest bedroom This is one of the two idenical bedrooms, each having their own bathroom. They are above the garage so guest can have privacy. Betty is our country decorator, I think she does a pretty darn good job.
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