Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Roads





Fleet St. Coat (about 12 years old)
Skull Tee (thrifted)
Free People Skirt
Leather Boots (thrifted)
Pendleton Bag (consigment)

This past weekend everyone chipped in to rent a dozer,we're all putting in our driveways and clearing the houses' pad.  Ev and I have been working on clearing the trees from where we're putting in our house, this is actually the new driveway in the pictures! (It's a soupy mess right now with breakup going on.)  Next we need to lay the tpar and put in the gravel pad and after that pour the concert.  We're hope to get that finished up this summer, because Ev and I are building our house out of pocket it's going to be a few years before we get to the finished project.  After budgeting out everything, concrete, gravel, logs, mill, lumber, roofing and material plus a new well and a septic it's going to be about $40,000 which is A LOT but with what we paid for the property, it's still going to be about 1/4th of what most houses go for on the Fairbanks market.  By the time the new house it built the land will be completely paid off so we'll be in the free and clear.   It's a lot more work this way but we're both hard workers and it's going to be really rewarding.

The sun is staying up later which is awesome, right now it doesn't get dark until about 9:30-ish.  In June we'll have daylight almost 24 which is wonderful, the long summer nights really makes up for the two hours of daylight during the middle of winter.  There's just something about sitting out on the porch at 11:00 at night and the sun's still out.  

7 comments:

  1. woah, that sounds like such a huge undertaking!! but clearly in the end you'll save quite a lot, so its well worth it. and the area looks so lovely- i especially love the first picture of you!

    xo marlen
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  2. katie you are rocking that skirt! i know you guys aren't afraid of working hard, & you'll get what you need to get done. so excited for you. :)

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  3. Man, good luck with this undertaking!
    Love the tee's print you're rocking and how you played it up with the tribal bag. Combined with that bodycon skirt, I just want to copy this outfit from head to toe! :)

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  4. Wow, you must be the most hard working women on the planet! And sexy too!
    Love this tee to death, why haven't I seen it before? It's ridiculously cool!!!!

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  5. I can't imagine only having two hours of daylight! That's crazy! Anywho...I LOVE that shirt. So much. Your boots are awesome too :p can't believe they're thrifted!

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  6. I've just dicovered your blog recently and while I must admit, that I have absolutely no idea how you're not freezing to death in these outfits, I really love your posts, your photos are amazing. ^^

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  7. that is cool! i am sure that sitting out in the summer sun at night is pretty sweet! you look great!

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