We are the Lewandowski family and we're building a new house from the ground up. Our goal is to build a comfortable and efficient green home that works for our family. We want to prove that building green is the right choice for the environment, our lives and our pocketbook.

We invite you to come follow us during our adventure and learn along with us, how to build and live green.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Quiet Today

We've been moving along at such a productive pace, but it feels like things have come to a screeching halt.  About a week and a half ago, just after we decided on interior and exterior doors, interior trim, etc., we found out the supplier, ProBuild, is going out of business.  Sadly, this economy is so hard on the building industry.  Tom, our GC, was on board with another supplier right away, but this still puts us behind because we have to wait for estimates when we thought we were waiting for delivery.  We need the temporary exterior doors to continue. That's another 2 or 3 weeks.  I had a meeting with the new supplier, McIlwee Millwork, at the house and just as we were wrapping up a ProBuild truck arrived with 2 of the 3 exterior doors.  (The third is due to arrive tomorrow.)  The funny thing is neither Tom, Tony or I signed off on an order for doors with ProBuild, but here they are!  The doors will be installed at the end of the week and insulation is scheduled for next week so in the end we didn't loose much time. Tony thinks we could be moving in by Christmas, but I think January.  This is the one time I hope Tony is right!

Happy Birthday Evan!

October has been a busy month, but I need to stop and tell you about the excitement in our house.  Evan turned 13! My baby is a teenager.  I can hardly believe it.  It seems like it was just yesterday she was singing happily in her crib.  Jack would call her little sweetheart and you know, she really is. Happy Birthday Evan. We love you!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Lion Newspaper

Part of building LEED is community awareness, thus the blog.  Communicating ideas and sharing what you learn is important no matter what you do. Building LEED encourages this and Tony and I really believe it is an important part of this project.

Recently our family friend Katie Norton-Williams asked us if she could pitch our green house project to the school newspaper.  Katie is a junior at LT and a recent addition to the staff at the Lion.  She interviewed us and I'm happy to report her article made last weeks paper.  Nice job Katie!