Monday, March 30, 2009

Our New House!

This is our new house! Now the story of why this is our new house. A year ago April we moved into our 25ft camp trailer with intentions of building a house. We already had spoken with a contractor, had the plans set up, the lot, the whole fifty thousand freaking yards. So it began.....

Trailer life is not what it seems... believe me, I dont know how the HECK anyone can live in a trailer ALL the time, they are a LOT more patient than me. It was crazy, but I am now the worlds BBQ queen I guarantee it! Did you know you can cook pancakes on the BBQ? Well... you can. Our campout the house building time was in my mom and George's back yard- back between the chicken coop and the turkey nest- BTW- there is NOT and more disgusting, fowl smelling, dirty, nasty, poop all over animal than the turkey! They would come up on the deck we built (yes, we built a deck on the trailer) and poop over and over. Those stupid things had more shoes, rocks, plates, trucks, etc thrown at them than I can count and they still kept coming and pooping right in front of the screen door. So this is SOME of what we endured for 9 months of trailer life....

We built a BEAUTFUL house, custom everything, wood work, painting, tile, you name it WE personally did it in this house- to save money was the idea of doing all the work. When we werent at our regular jobs, we were at this house sweating our asses off. Well, to keep the bad part of the story out of this blog, the contractor was unable to keep the price at what was originally agreed upon, he wanted to make a fortune off of our house to pay off all his other chin-deep debt, and we got the crap end of it. So after already moving all of our belongings into this house thinking full steam ahead that this was a no-break deal, we ended up moving back into the camper at the beginning of December. December is cold in Vernal, for those of you not out here.

So we FRANTICALLY found another house, this one was built about 3 blocks from where we had been staying in the trailer all along, down the street from my mom and George's. Was not really excited about where it is located, dont like being too close to family, but it has worked out ok. It's a funny thing about this new house, even with all the work we put into the other one, this one feels like home. Home is where your heart is though!


  1. Oh Ashley! You crack me up! I loved reading your story! We have the same story telling skills i think, must be the sarcastic FORD attitude in us! We know all about putting all the hard work into something for nothing! we just found out we are only getting half of what we thought out of the old house! What a freakn crock! But, your story made laugh!!

  2. It looks so good! And you did it all, don't you feel good? Great story- I'm sure Bill Frew and John Nerdin will be pleased that you left their names out. Oops! Did I say that?