Archive for August, 2005

Insulation inspection… passed!

August 31, 2005

With a couple of modifications, we passed our insulation inspection Tuesday, and the sheetrockers start Thursday. The only problems were a couple missed holes for vapor barrier, and we made our attic accesses a bit too small. So we are in good shape, and looking forward to having walls being put in.

My good friend, Scott Wrobleski came by last night, and showed me how to wire up the cable and telephone wires. Thank you Scott!

After the sheetrock is done being taped and fixed (we will want to paint. So let us know if you interested in helping us paint!


Here’s the wall for our kitchen island.

August 31, 2005


Here’s where the AC units will sit.a

August 31, 2005


Our foyer, insulated, and ready for sheetrock.

Insulation inspection Tuesday

August 30, 2005

Well… I think we’ve got everything done. Inspection is Tuesday afternoon. If passed, we already have the sheetrockers ready to go on Wednesday morning. So keep your fingers crossed!

We went light shopping over the weekend, and thus our chandalier for the dining room (see below). We also picked out lights for most of the rest of the house. Lots of fun.

August 28, 2005


Our new chandelier!

More poly… does it ever end?

August 27, 2005

Janet and I got the rest of the poly up in the upstairs ceiling… all that’s left is the garage ceiling, and a couple smaller spots in the basement, which we’ll get this weekend.

My dad was out there again tonight, making the spaces where our attic accesses will be. He’s doing great work!

Thank you again to my mom for watching Maeve!

Poly goes up on the ceiling

August 26, 2005

We had some great help Wednesday night and got alot done on the ceiling. Mainfloor and part of upstairs have been completed. Big thank you’s to Mark Methany and Bruce Denenny!

You wouldn’t believe how much my folks have been helping us out. My dad brought out a bunch of dirt to create a pad for the AC units to sit on, and fixed up the old old mailbox. My mom was out cleaning a ton Wednesday. They are super. Thank you Mom and Dad!

Not quite ready for inspection yet… we’ll definitely be ready next week.

Looking for help Wednesday night.

August 22, 2005

Fortunately I was able to get out today to get the majority of the insulation in the walls. Now all that’s left is putting the poly (plastic sheets) over it, and over the ceiling.

We’d like to get this done Wednesday, and it would be nice if we had some help that night. It’s not terribly dirty work, though your hands may get some glue on them. So if your free, we’d love to have you join us… call me if you are planning to come. We’ll feed you.

Garage nearly insulated

August 21, 2005

Janet and I got a good couple hours in the garage, doing the ceiling there. We’re using R-38, which are 12″ thick, and so not as easy to cut for the different spots. So a lot of standing on ladders, then bending down to cut the insulation. Janet and I worked really good as a team today.

On a personal note, it was exciting to have the Denenny family (Bruce, Jenny, Jackson and Grace) come into town, and visit the site. They were very excited to see the work. With them in town though, it means that we might not get as much done as we would’ve otherwise. The plan right now is for me to head out there tommorrow to work, as Janet has some other obligations.

August 20, 2005


Oh is my wife great… she has suffered the insulation nearly all week, and has been real supportive of all the work we’ve been doing. Here she is about to return some unused bags of insulation, and the pickup we rented.