Archive for June, 2005

Hard workers

June 30, 2005


Geary and my dad working hard. Why am I the only one sweating?

We started the dining room and living room lights and outlets. Janet came out and checked our work. She was very please.

It was also fun trying to place our island in the kitchen and plan where the dining room table would go.

Tommorrow hopefully we’ll finish the main floor, and put in bath fans.

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June 30, 2005


Here’s our future fireplace framed in. They still haven’t finished the door yet! Posted by Hello

Electrical work continues and meeting with others.

June 29, 2005

Got more of the electrical rough in done on the main floor today. Bathroom, and hallway. And started the dining and kitchen area as well. We may get the main floor finished this week!

I met a guy from the Terrazzo company today. He seemed confident that the terrazzo floor in the basement could be patched up, and cleaned up real nice. The nice thing is that we do this, and we won’t have to worry about it again for a long, long time. I like that thinking!

Also met with the guy who will finally get this door finished…

And also frame in our fireplace and tub. Looking also to have someone come in soon to put in energy walls in our basement. It’s all coming together nicely.

The work continues…

June 29, 2005

Got more of the electrical rough in done on the main floor today. Bathroom, and hallway. And started the dining and kitchen area as well. We may get the main floor finished this week!

I met a guy from the Terrazzo company today. He seemed confident that the terrazzo floor in the basement could be patched up, and cleaned up real nice. The nice thing is that we do this, and we won’t have to worry about it again for a long, long time. I like that thinking!

Also met with the guy who will finally get that door finished…

June 28, 2005


A good picture of the new roof they put in last week. Siding will be coming soon. Posted by Hello

Progess continues with electrical, and here comes HVAC!

June 28, 2005


My uncle Geary started roughing in the outlets and such. Here’s an upstairs outlet. We have the bedrooms on the main floor done, as well as the upstairs bedrooms and bath. Tommorrow we get recessed cans, and outdoor light fixtures.

Met the Heating and AC guy today. It’s always fun to watch a professional at his/her job. He was very quick about showing were vents were going, and where to run the cold air returns. He was very consise to tell me what he needed.

I think Janet and I have finally settled on what we need for our plumber. Since tiling the floor of the shower isn’t a job for a novice, we settled on getting an insert for the shower. Now the plumber can order it, and hopefully get him here ASAP. We now bear down on picking out our kitchen cabinets!!

By the way, I’m looking for a carpenter to put up some walls in the basement for me. If anyone is interested in a side job, or might know someone, let me know.

Electrical work continues

June 24, 2005

Geary, and my dad came out today, and we started roughing in outlets and switches. Running wire, and drilling holes was my responsibility. We got the two bedrooms on the mainfloor done, and ran some mains upstairs. After they left, I shoveled up the big room downstairs, where the terrazzo is. We have the terrazzo guy coming out next week and advising us what to do.

Unfortunately HVAC didn’t get out there today… Roofers are ready to go Friday though. Very exciting!

I forgot the camera today… so no more pictures til next week (we have a wedding to go to Friday, and are camping Sat. night)

Electricity and a door!

June 23, 2005

I forgot to take pics today, but the door in the back of the garage has been cut, and we have temporary power now, thanks to my uncle. I met the framers out there for some last few items. Heating and AC guys are starting tommorrow, roofers Friday, and the plumber will be out there next week (hopefully!).

Spent the majority of our time the last weeks trying to pick out sink and shower facets, and how to do the tubs. We spent a good amount of time at home depot looking at kitchen and bath cabinet. We like the IKEA kitchen cabs, and found some acceptable bath cabinets at Home Depot. We also found a good deal on flooring for our living room that we snatched up. 65 cases of laminte flooring… that’s going to take a couple trips.

Janet really wants to tile the shower upstairs. Hopefully with the help of her friend Gail, they can do that. She believes she would like to tile the floor of the shower, but everyone I talk to about this comments about that it’s more work. Does anyone out there have an opinion about tiling showers, and whether to tile the floor of the shower?

Glad people are enjoying this blog. We appreciate our family and friend’s support.

June 17, 2005


For a little perspective, here’s a pic from last fall, a couple weeks before we tore it down. Posted by Hello

June 17, 2005


So here it looks from the dock. Maeve is still in the shade. Posted by Hello