Yesterday the footers were dug and rebar was run throughout...and today we have footers! Such a mess! Our builder told me that although it looks like a lot of dirt that we will actually end up using almost all of it...if not all. I'm not so sure about that though. ;) He promised he would haul it off if any were left so I'm thankful for that!
I had already chosen our brick called Port Charlotte out of the Carolina Collection so it could be ordered and it should be here tomorrow so that the masons can begin blocking and bricking by the end of this week or first of next. It's a tumbled lighter brick similar to what I love about the lowcountry homes. We are using white sand in the mortar to keep that lighter, too. Charleston is so dear to our hearts and we are hoping to incorporate parts of the Holy City into our home...one of which being the beautiful oyster shell whitewashed brick look that's on the old homes there.
It's so surreal to see dirt really being moved and this process that we have prayed over for so long actually happening. It's also so easy to get overwhelmed with the decisions and the timing of it all that I lose sight of the true gift that it is. We know this is a blessing and pray that each step brings glory to God for what He has done and is doing for us.