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Gonzo
07-15-2008, 08:22 PM
Well its off to the races, I have one of the best builders in NC coming in from Raleigh to build this for me. So far its just a hole in the ground but I can smell the smoker making it out of storage now!!

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Hammer
07-15-2008, 08:47 PM
Looks great! Can't wait to meet this builder you are referring to.:D

dapicatti
07-15-2008, 09:15 PM
Looks like a great lot.

D3skier
07-15-2008, 09:16 PM
lookin good Gonzo

TNH2oSkier
07-15-2008, 10:23 PM
You building at Lake Magnolia?

boofer
07-15-2008, 10:49 PM
You building it with Lincoln logs?

djhuff
07-16-2008, 07:57 AM
Gonzo, who'd you use?

Gonzo
07-16-2008, 08:00 AM
nope not on a lake, i wish it was
Nope not lincoln logs, but nice shot. (get it, shot)
I am using bootham construction,

JohnE
07-16-2008, 08:17 AM
Sounds exciting. Looks like you picked a nice neighborhood.:D

Keep the pic's coming. Hopefully it comes out better than that other guy's from this forum....8p JK, Mag...:D

TX.X-30 fan
07-16-2008, 10:08 AM
Sounds exciting. Looks like you picked a nice neighborhood.:D

Keep the pic's coming. Hopefully it comes out better than that other guy's from this forum....8p JK, Mag...:D


Well at least the Lauren Hutton designer cabinets. 8p

Monte
07-16-2008, 10:21 AM
Good luck with it, Looks like a nice neighborhood...

Gonzo
09-25-2008, 07:44 AM
Its been a while since I updated, its going well, slower then you want but that is the name of the game when your cramped in an apt. The Foundation was huge, bigger then either of us thought because the ground was more sloped then we thought. But it did allow for a goodsized garage in the basement for the boat along with almost a full door so I can use the rest for storage.

Here are some updated pics.
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atlfootr
09-25-2008, 08:10 AM
nope not on a lake, i wish it was

Wishes can come true, it's not to late. You finish off that one, flip it and move here.
Call me ... I'll even help haul those logs down here for you.

TMCNo1
09-25-2008, 08:32 AM
Big warm basement and you'll never have to winterize again, much like the vault!!http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_11_13.gif

Gonzo
09-25-2008, 08:42 AM
not that big, I think the boat will barely fit. 6 inches on each side... as to warm, well we will have to see... I will still be nervous since its not going to have heat and air.

Gonzo
09-25-2008, 08:47 AM
Wishes can come true, it's not to late. You finish off that one, flip it and move here.
Call me ... I'll even help haul those logs down here for you.

Dont Tempt me, I turned down a good Medical Sales job and stayed here for mom (dad died last yr) although she didnt know it... now shes talking about moving :rolleyes:

atlfootr
09-25-2008, 08:54 AM
Dont Tempt me :rolleyes:

OK, I won't :uglyhamme

http://www.mastercraft.com/market/showproduct.php?product=1699&cat=11 (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/../market/showproduct.php?product=1699&cat=11)

Gonzo
09-25-2008, 09:52 AM
Thanks, that fixed it... that rascal needs to be reduced a bunch more before I can get there.

atlfootr
09-25-2008, 11:58 AM
Maybe for a life time of friendship, dinner parties and weekend get togethers, I'd consider dropping the price a dollar or two :rolleyes:
Unfortunately, that's the near market price for a lake lot around here.

flipper
09-25-2008, 12:03 PM
Does it have a secret hidden vault for the boat? Built in storage tanks for teak oil?

Gonzo
10-05-2008, 05:01 PM
Updates

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A little fuzzy but here is the neighbors,

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Looks pretty good considering what I pay them in.....

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Hammer
10-05-2008, 05:34 PM
I'll try to get you in by CSM!:rolleyes:






;)

TMCNo1
10-05-2008, 05:43 PM
Who in their right mind, would build a porta jon in the middle of that nice neighborhood? Was that Hammers last build?
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TMCNo1
10-05-2008, 05:44 PM
Looking great there Gonzo and Hammer!

cbryan70
10-05-2008, 05:56 PM
can we get a close up of the girl in the 3rd or 4th picture? thanks

JohnE
10-05-2008, 06:01 PM
I'll try to get you in by CSM!:rolleyes:






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OK, I probably don't catch on as quick as I should. Hammer, you're the builder??

TMCNo1
10-05-2008, 06:06 PM
OK, I probably don't catch on as quick as I should. Hammer, you're the builder??

From what I've heard! Can you imagine what Hammer's name would be if he was a Humper instead of a homebuilder?:rolleyes::D

coz
10-05-2008, 06:39 PM
Coming together G :headbang: looking good :toast:

But hey let's get that jobsite cleaned up and take care of those hazards :D

Hammer
10-05-2008, 08:18 PM
Who in their right mind, would build a porta jon in the middle of that nice neighborhood? Was that Hammers last build?
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It seemed like a good idea at the time.;)

Hammer
10-05-2008, 08:21 PM
OK, I probably don't catch on as quick as I should. Hammer, you're the builder??

Yep.

But hey let's get that jobsite cleaned up and take care of those hazards

I was thinking the same thing!:rolleyes::o

Gonzo
10-05-2008, 08:53 PM
can we get a close up of the girl in the 3rd or 4th picture? thanks

.............................. on 2nd thought, Im proud. I call this one, "OK Fine just take it and then put the kids to bed its been a long day."

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Gonzo
10-05-2008, 09:58 PM
OK, I probably don't catch on as quick as I should. Hammer, you're the builder??

yes building, no you not slow, I had said Bootham construction

booth (partner) ham (hamrick i.e. hammer)

Gonzo
10-05-2008, 09:59 PM
From what I've heard! Can you imagine what Hammer's name would be if he was a Humper instead of a homebuilder?:rolleyes::D


tack-hammer?
toy-hammer?

I dunno, I give up.

Gonzo
10-05-2008, 10:02 PM
But hey let's get that jobsite cleaned up and take care of those hazards :D

I was thinking the same thing!:rolleyes::o

Yep, when the dumpster comes in we have our work cut out for us. We did go this weekend and get all the soda cans and cheese wrappers up. You would love them No1, all they eat is cheese and tomato sandwiches, best I can tell at least.

Hammer
10-05-2008, 11:03 PM
Yep, when the dumpster comes in we have our work cut out for us. We did go this weekend and get all the soda cans and cheese wrappers up. You would love them No1, all they eat is cheese and tomato sandwiches, best I can tell at least.

And it appears a little Modelo kicker.:confused:

Gonzo
10-05-2008, 11:14 PM
And it appears a little Modelo kicker.:confused:

Ya think that was the Pic I told you was coming? lol :confused::confused:

TMCNo1
10-06-2008, 06:41 AM
.............................. on 2nd thought, Im proud. I call this one, "OK Fine just take it and then put the kids to bed its been a long day."

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I need your address, so I can send your wife a sympathy card for putting up with you!

Gonzo
10-06-2008, 09:39 PM
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I need your address, so I can send your wife a sympathy card for putting up with you!

Yea, timing was just right... I got her on the rebound from a good looking, rich guy... she was ready for something different :rolleyes:

coz
10-06-2008, 09:51 PM
tack-hammer?
toy-hammer?

I dunno, I give up.

He's here so why not MC Hammer :confused:

Hammer
10-06-2008, 10:09 PM
He's here so why not MC Hammer :confused:

Nah! Just Hammer.:D

coz
10-06-2008, 10:18 PM
Nah! Just Hammer.:D

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Gonzo
10-15-2008, 10:51 PM
All Dried in, well mostly...........

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lanier92prostar
10-15-2008, 11:00 PM
Gonzo,
Tell your builder to get to work. I think he is dragging his feet!

Good looking house, it is coming along nicely.

Mag_Red
10-16-2008, 01:45 AM
Gonzo,
Tell your builder to get to work. I think he is dragging his feet!

Good looking house, it is coming along nicely.I have to agree:D If memory serves me correctly.............I had mine to this point in two months!!!! Tell your builder it's HAMMER TIME!!!!!!!!!!! All kidding aside.............looking great Gonzo!

Willski
10-16-2008, 02:28 AM
Lookin good.

Gonzo
11-08-2008, 09:42 PM
Update, Rough in is almost complete. missed and inspection or two but I think its because of easy stuff.

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TX.X-30 fan
11-08-2008, 10:46 PM
Will the patio eventually extend further from the covered area. I am one of the opinion that there's never too much outside patio space.


Looks great, and don't listen to Mag he is still in there painting.

coz
11-09-2008, 07:20 AM
Update, Rough in is almost complete. missed and inspection or two but I think its because of easy stuff.

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Missed an inspection or two? where I come from we don't/can't miss inspections :confused:

What did you miss? are you wrapping that house before you get your framing inspection? :confused:

Mag_Red
11-09-2008, 08:04 AM
Will the patio eventually extend further from the covered area. I am one of the opinion that there's never too much outside patio space.


Looks great, and don't listen to Mag he is still in there painting.8p The painting is never finished! I believe that is the front entry...........my guess is there will be some retaining wall to the left side. Great looking home! I would have broke up some of the brick with some cultured stone though. LOve the updates!

TX.X-30 fan
11-09-2008, 11:12 AM
Your right Mag, front side. Painting never stops with 5 & 8 year old boys either. Very nice hacienda gonzo.

Gonzo
11-09-2008, 04:31 PM
Missed an inspection or two? where I come from we don't/can't miss inspections :confused:

What did you miss? are you wrapping that house before you get your framing inspection? :confused:

We didnt scab a step in to get inside the house, I guess the 2 foot step up was too much for the inspector. My 62 yr old pastor made it just fine though :rolleyes:.

Not sure on the retaining wall Mag, money is tight and my wife is handling the stairs / sidewalks. There will be bare minimum landscaping to get the CO at first and I will improve from there. I have access to a bobcat anytime I want it so even the heavy stuff wont be too bad later.

Mag_Red
11-09-2008, 07:08 PM
We didnt scab a step in to get inside the house, I guess the 2 foot step up was too much for the inspector. My 62 yr old pastor made it just fine though :rolleyes:.

Not sure on the retaining wall Mag, money is tight and my wife is handling the stairs / sidewalks. There will be bare minimum landscaping to get the CO at first and I will improve from there. I have access to a bobcat anytime I want it so even the heavy stuff wont be too bad later. Same here.............LOL I have three retaining walls I want to do.............ran out of $$$$$$ LOL And we must have the same neighbor..............mine has given me unlimited use of his 763 Bobcat.:D He did though, just get a free exterior paint job ;)

Footin
11-09-2008, 07:19 PM
Hey Bob, did you sell the old place yet?

Mag_Red
11-09-2008, 11:39 PM
Hey Bob, did you sell the old place yet?not a single look:(

erkoehler
11-10-2008, 12:10 AM
House looks nice!

Gonzo
11-10-2008, 07:36 AM
not a single look:(

Youch! Sorry to hear that... We sold ours a yr and 3/4 ago and have lived in an apartment since. Its been tight but my company was purchased shortly after the sale so we held out to make sure I stayed on.

Gonzo
12-15-2008, 10:51 PM
Update, Lots going on inside... but you cant tell a huge difference outside.
Hardwoods are in, Tile will be done Wed. Cabinets go in on Friday. Lights are in and waiting carpet is in and waiting. Hopefully by mid=-late jan....

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TMCNo1
12-16-2008, 06:24 AM
Progressing along nicely!

Mag_Red
12-16-2008, 07:47 AM
Update, Lots going on inside... but you cant tell a huge difference outside.
Hardwoods are in, Tile will be done Wed. Cabinets go in on Friday. Lights are in and waiting carpet is in and waiting. Hopefully by mid=-late jan....

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Gonzo
12-16-2008, 08:22 AM
Let's see some inside pics!!!!! Gonz........I thought you were doing an Allen block retaining wall in the front to bring the grade up to the front entry????? I know you're not thinking about selling the place now.......but all those steps up to the front door is going to be a strike again you when you sell..... Place looks great!!!!!


Not sure on the retaining wall Mag, money is tight and my wife is handling the stairs / sidewalks. There will be bare minimum landscaping to get the CO at first and I will improve from there.


That must have been you you were thinking of?? ;-)

Monte
12-16-2008, 08:27 AM
Looking good!

2RLAKE
12-16-2008, 08:29 AM
I just built a retaining wall in the back yard this summer/fall with AB blocks ... great to work with and the 83 lbs blocks are a great workout! I used about 500 blocks, built the brick columns to match the house, then just put up a fence last month on top of the blocks between the brick columns. Done and out of money