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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Moved In!!!

We've moved in, I'll post again sometime soon!

Monday, November 27, 2006

DAY 120...

Seems like forever ago doesn't it?

I'm still learning about this blogging thing so the pictures aren't the way I wanted them but I think you get the point. Alot has happened in the last 120 days. Our house is encased in pink foam, windows and doors are all set, even the garage doors. We are ready for sheetrock except the electrician and plumber aren't completed so we are kind of at a stand still. Steve, of course, has a million things he wants to do and I help out as much as I can. Not much help unfortunately, but some, a carpenter I am not! A cleaner, picker uper I am!!!
We were hoping to be in by Christmas, now it's looking more like early spring. I guess that's OK as we are quite comfortable where we are.
Hoping to start getting picutes of the inside, a little hard when there's only studs, can't quite get the feel for the rooms.
Stay tuned.....

Saturday, November 04, 2006

DAY 97...

It's been awhile I know, life has been pretty hectic. This is the finished drain field for the septic system looking out from the house into the backyard.

Steves new toy!

Steve's happy, basement was poured on Thursday, Oct. 26th.

Will get more pics next week as Steve went on his Elk hunting trip and took the camera with him.

Stay tuned.....

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Day 74...

First off a BIG "Happy Birthday" to Steve, he had a milestone birthday on Oct. 11! It was a cold, blustery day and he worked at the house from 8:00 in the morning until 7:00 at night. It was a busy and LONGGGG day for him and to top it off I have a cold so his evening wasn't too exciting. I did cook him his favorite meal and he talked to the two most important people in his life, Chris and Carrie, so he was a happy camper.

It's been awhile since we've blogged last and alot has happened. The whole house got wrapped in the Perm-A-Barrier weather barrier and Steve is now installing the pink foam. Once that is done it's ready for siding and no insulation needed on the inside as it's all on the outside. A new system called "Persist Insulation System". This system keeps the moisture and cold on the outside of the house.

The foam and Wirsbo got laid down in the garage so that's already to be poured.

This is a view of the back of the house. From left to right:

Family room, dining area, kitchen (over the sink) and our bedroom on the upper level.

Rec room and two guest bedrooms on the lower level.

On Monday, the 9th of Oct., they started the septic system.

On Tuesday, the 10th of Oct., they poured the garage floor and front entry way slab.
We aren't sure what we are going to do in this entry way, we've talked about tiling it or maybe stamped concrete, not sure...
On Tuesday, the 10th of October they also hooked up the electric. YEAH!!! We now have POWER!!!

On Wednesday, the 11th of October Steve met with the well guy and he will be drilling in the next week or two. The plumber came too and he and Steve started to lay out the plumbing.

So all in all the last 30 days or so have been very productive, sorry for the delay in updating the blog. Since I've semi-retired alot has happened to me as well. The first week I was going to spend pampering myself, which I did the first day, I drove up to Ely and visited family for a few days and when I got home I got SICKER than all get out with a sinus and ear infection. Thought I was on the mend and much to my dismay I've ended up with a cold so this week hasn't been the best. All in all I enjoy my days off, do some running around for Steve and taking care of personal things at home. Rosie is getting spoiled cause I'm home so much, she thinks this is great!!!

Stay tuned.....

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Day 49...

It's been awile but alot has happened this week as you can tell from the pictures, we now have a roof over our heads!! I know, some will say it looks just like our last house, not totally, a little. It didn't start out this way, there was a glitch with the roof trusses so we ended up with the little "eyeballs" I believe they call them over the garage and what will be the office. It probably helped so the glitch turned into something positive.
In between the garage and the office is our porch, I can't wait to put my wicker chairs out there and just enjoy the moment...

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Day 38 & 39...

Just a quick blog, I'm running on low today and I need to get some rest. Been super busy at work doing our transitions to our other divisions. In case I haven't mentioned I am retiring a little earlier than I had anticipated, and not by my choice either, Friday, Sept. 15th to be exact!
Roof trusses started going up on Wed. Should have the roof decking on and be ready for shingles by next Wed.! Will have more pics and do better at blogging over the weekend...

Can't wait to start my gardens...already have plans in my head, the trick to that will be getting it from my head to the yard and still be intact! Creative I am not, Carrie and Steve have all that.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Day 35 - 37...

No pics today but stay tuned, should have some by the end of the week, they will be starting to set the roof trusses tomorrow!!

Day 35 it rained off and on all day, not much happened except Steve had to put brakes in the Van, guess it was a good day for that.

Day 36, very productive day!
Steve and Pad, the electrician, set the electric panel so we can get an inspection done and proceed with the electric before frost restrictions start on Oct. 1st, yes, Oct. 1st! Doesn't FROST sound kind of cold!!!!
Steve and Ron figured out where to run the heat ducts and set the furnace.
Dean the framer, who's EXCELLENT by the way, came and checked out all the trusses so they can start setting them tomorrow.
Apart from the house, I finished a knitting project Carrie gave me last Christmas, I'll have to explain sometime about my projects.

Day 37, Steve went out to make sure his supports are ready to pour his structural slab. I spent 45 minutes on the phone with the phone company setting up our service, unfortunatley our number will not stay the same as we've had for the past 27 years, different phone company. We will have DSL service though, that's a plus!!!