Tuesday, April 28, 2009

wood on top

Emily went up to the house this past weekend, to take care of a small detail.  And, she sent this pictures of the progress toward wood paneling on the ceiling.  :)

Here's a pile of wood, read to go upstairs.
The first line of wood in the big room:
The staged wood, from the 2nd floor:
And, the beautiful ceiling in one of the bedrooms!

Monday, April 20, 2009

blank walls

Check 'em out!

Matt and I made a quick trip up to the house on Sunday evening, to care for a few details.  And we found great delight in the existence of the walls.  

With the help of a lovely lens on Matt's camera, we fit them (mostly) into these frames.  :)

The neighbors, Kurt and Bob, said they were wondering when the furniture was going to arrive.   :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Hiking around the lake before a check on the house! 

Looking Good!!! With the wallboard inspection behind us, "Let the mudding begin!"

Thursday, April 09, 2009

walls are going up

Check it out: a front room with drywall.
So, while Matt has been frustrated at the need to work in trips to Julian the past 2 days to take care of little things, he's pretty excited at the pace of the drywall going up.

I'm looking forward to my next visit, too!

Monday, April 06, 2009

professionals are quicker than we are

Check this out: insulation in a day.

Matt says the house is much quieter now.
I think it'll be delightful to experience the climate moderation it will bring.
(When I step inside from having that root beer float on the back deck.  Someday soon.)

Friday, April 03, 2009

inspected and approved (finally)

We had a first inspection of our electrical work and framing last week.  We learned that the stairs were too narrow.  Which was not really a fun thing to learn.

So, on Monday, Dad, Matt and I got to work at tearing them out, to rebuild them.  You can tell by these faces that it wasn't that much fun:
The stairs have been awfully good to us, and were well-built.  It was frustrating to tear them out.
But, we got quickly to work rebuilding them.  They had to be flipped around to make space, as the beams constrained us in the previous layout.  I think I kinda like the new design, though.  Check it out, as Matt cleans up before the inspector's visit on Wednesday:
We finished framing everything about 15 minutes before the inspector drove up.  He checked it out, and we passed.  Which, as you can see, made our faces look much brighter!

Now, we've hired the insulation and drywall to be done, so we're eagerly anticipating a house with finished walls!