March 19, 2005 - The driveway has been poured.   The trim outside the house has been painted.   Click Here for pictures of the outside of the house from March 19, 2005.
March 15, 2005 - We can see the floors.   All the protective covering has been removed.   The inside of the house is nearly finished.   Click Here for pictures from March 15, 2005.
March 8, 2005 - Hardwood floor installation has begun.   The Stairs and fireplace mantle have been stained.   Click Here for pictures from March 8, 2005.
February 25, 2005 - We have working lights! Light switches and electrical outlets have been installed.   Click Here for pictures from February 25, 2005.
February 22, 2005 - The front door, ceiling lights and plumbing fixtures have been installed.   Click Here for pictures from February 22, 2005.
February 19, 2005 - Kitchen counters and tile backsplash have been installed.   Click Here for pictures from February 19, 2005.
February 8 & 12, 2005 - Floor tile and stone trim have been installed.   Click Here for pictures from February 8 and 12, 2005.
February 5, 2005 - The walls have been painted and the stairs installed.   Click Here for pictures from February 5, 2005.
January 27, 2005 - The custom cabinets have been installed.   Click Here for pictures from January 27, 2005.
January 23, 2005 - Inside walls have been taped, floated, and textured.   The fireplace mantle has been installed.   Outside, we have garage doors and shutters.   Click Here for pictures from January 22 and 23, 2005.
January 12, 2005 - Sheet rock walls are installed.   Click Here for inside pictures from January 12, 2005.
January 8, 2005 - Insulation is installed.   Click Here for inside pictures from January 7 and 8, 2005.
Click Here for a special look at the infrastructure of the house.
January 6, 2005 - Work continues inside the house.   Click Here for inside pictures from January 1 and 6, 2005.
December 18, 2004 - Work continues outside and inside the house.   Click Here for inside and outside pictures from December 18, 2004.
December 12, 2004 - Work continues inside the house.   Click Here for inside and outside pictures from December 12, 2004.
December 7, 2004 - Work begins inside the house.   Click Here for inside and outside pictures from December 1 and 7, 2004.
November 28, 2004 - Click Here for more framing pictures from November 19, 24 and 28, 2004.
November 16, 2004 - Framing began on November 2.   Click Here for recent pictures from November 9 and 16, 2004.
October 27, 2004 - Our slab is poured.   Click Here for pictures.
October 15, 2004 - I have information on the Hyatt Resort to be built nearby.   Click Here for more information
October 6, 2004 - Construction has begun.   The lot was cleared yesterday and the foundation forms were set today.
Click Here to see a sequence of pictures on building the foundation. updated Oct. 15
Click Here to see pictures of the foundation forms.
Click Here to see before and after pictures of the driveway cut.
September 30, 2004 - We have closed on the house loan(s).   We are using a "one-time-closing" to cover the interim construction loan and the permanent mortgage.
August 11, 2004 - We have closed on the lot.   The lot is now ours.
July 23, 2004 - We have a signed contract to purchase the lot.   We expect to close in 3-4 weeks.   Construction may start in about 3 months and we hope to move-in early next summer.
Map to River Crossing
Here is a map to River Crossing. It is located east of Austin along Highway 71, about half way between the Austin-Bergstrom Airport and the city of Bastrop, Texas.
© 2006 Chris Guinn