Unless you've been living under a rock somewhere, I'm sure you've seen countless people - friends, coworkers & celebrities alike - dousing themselves in buckets of ice cold water & then uploading the videos to their various social media accounts & challenging their friends in order to raise awareness for ALS. So when Kes & I saw the ice bucket challenge begin to make its rounds in each of our facebook feeds, we knew it was only a matter of time before someone called us out.
Things have been crazy busy lately - which you've probably gathered from our lack of blog posts in the last month. It's been a bit of a struggle trying to strike the balance between our day jobs, being a parent to a 5 year old (Yes our little guy is FIVE now), working on the house, & staying on top of the blog, but we're working on it. Thankfully though - this time, our silence here hasn't meant things over at the Dreamhouse have ground to a halt. Quite the opposite actually. Things have really progressed since our last update & we're even starting to glimpse that light at the end of the tunnel. So rather than ramble on and on about all of the things that have been happening we thought it might be easier to share a quick video progress report so you can see for yourselves.
Workcation: work·ca·tion (noun) 1. A period of vacation from normal work activities, not used for rest, recreation, or travel, but rather used to work your house: Eg. Team Dreamhouse is on workcation right now. This week Kes and I decided to take the week off to knock a huge DIY off our to-do list. We'll be installing our radiant in-floor heating system. We'll get into the full details of radiant heating in a more in-depth post in the coming weeks, but right now I just wanted to give you a quick glimpse into the fun we've been having so far...
We've got some big news to share today. Remember that video we shot a few weeks ago for PARA Paints?? Well last week PARA announced the names of the 5 lucky winners that were chosen to be a part of the 2014 PARA Blog Crew...and guess who made the cut!?!
Things are finally underway! Now that the site is prepped, the actual construction can begin. We happened to stop by the site just in time to catch the boys pouring the concrete for the footings that will support the foundation of our house.
We've been pretty busy with the holidays and enjoying some down time with the family. The only down side of that is we haven't had much time to update the blog. Just because we've been quiet though, doesn't, mean we haven't had busy bees working away on site. We're fortunate enough to have a dedicated crew of guys willing to work almost right through the holidays to help us make up some of the time we lost.
With the holidays around the corner we've been super busy, but the demolition video is finally edited and ready to go! When you watch the video, it'll seem like all smashing & crashing, but in actual fact, the backhoe operator was quite the artist. He used the machine like an extension of his arm - in some instances, only removing a few bricks at a time. It was pretty amazing to watch.