February 20, 1986
We went and looked at Stan and Sue Rees' house tonight.(They have hot water heat running through tubes in the floor, and we were thinking of doing the same thing. Theirs is powered by a boiler and solar panels. Our plan was to have ours be powered by a water jacket in a wood -burning stove) Saturday we are going to a Solar place in Salt Lake City. We are getting our bids together now for our new house.
Looked at some more brick at Interpace. We like "Homestead" This house is costing more and more.
We went up to Henefer to R.B.J.'s and looked at carpet tonight. Bid was $2,800. We have almost got all our bids now. I can hardly wait till I write in my journal that the house is finished!!
March 11, 1986
We found out that Precision Built Homes went out of business yesterday, so we'll have to find someone to stick build our house. Rog is down talking to Gary Randall now. (He worked for Precision, and we heard that he was going to continue to stick build homes from Precision's plans)
We have been writing out bills and bills and bills. Roger is so depressed about it. We will really be buried when we get the house payment. I'll probably be working the rest of my life.
It's 5:20 a.m. I'm tired! I could use 12 hours of sleep a day. We should be getting our tests back from Ford Chemical Lab very soon (water tests), then we go for the loan. Things are hectic, but we'll make it. Our family is tough! Roger amazes me sometimes. I hate to see him get so depressed about money. We are paying our tithing now and things always do seem to work out.
It's been too long since I've written. We've started on the house. The hole was dug April 8th, and then we got the footings in about the 11th. Then it sat for a week of bad weather. The foundation finally got done the 21st, and now we are leveling the basement dirt to lay the coils down and pour the basement floor, hopefully by the 28th or 29th, because Gary Randall is framing it the 30th of April. It is sure hectic.
Well, it rained all last week and we won't be able to get the basement poured before the house gets framed. Neil Boyce back filled the front and sides today and also fixed the road a bit, and the culvert. Hope this nice weather stays.
The house will start being bricked today. Also, insulation has to go in because the sheetrock has to be up and finished this weekend because the tapers are coming Monday. The electrical is also done. Rog is working on the storage tank.