Sunday, November 26, 2006

Stairs & Dogs

We built our basement and 2nd floor stairs the last two days. We constructed using our own design. We went with a "floating" look, removing the risers from the back. It looks cool.

Charlie and Hot Dog (Sharon & Marvin our neighbors dog) up to their tricks.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

House Closed In

2 months after the first hammer was swung we completed closing in the house. All the doors and windows are in and the mud room is complete. The roofers finished up on Wednesday on both the main house and the mud room. We will tackle the siding and finish work next.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Windows, Doors and Mud Room

We have installed almost all the windows and doors in the house. Just a few remain. We are now working on the mud room. The main roof is suppose to be installed next week. We could use it as the rain keeps finding its way into the house. We had a ladder and wood bench stolen from the site the other day. We were a little upset but our neighbors Marvin & Sharon seem more upset than we are.

We have missed a few days from building as the rains continue here in the Northeast. Wed, Thur, and Sat look good so we hope to make progress on closing the house up. We will fire up the wood stove tommorow as well. This should help dry out the house from all the rain.

We have made a few more home purchases including a couch and sofa. We are holding off on our kitchen appliances and cupboards until we get the outside of the house all closed up.

We hope to be in the house by Christmas.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Windows Going In

We have been working on the windows the last few days. We now have a total of 10 enclosed.

The weather will be nice the next 5-7 days so we hope to get them all in by then.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Sheathing & Insulation

We are working on completing the sheathing and insulation. The roof insulation has been completed. Our roofers bailed on us earlier this week. We actually think the guy was trying to hustle us. Unfortunately for him, he didn't know who he was dealing with. We hired another roofer today and his crew is set to come in around Nov 16, 17. After we finish the sheathing and insulation on the sides, we will start installing the windows and doors.

It is starting to get cold. This morning it was 32 degrees but warmed up in the afternoon. So far our weather has been great. Our friend Mark the mason was kind enough to lend us his scaffling. We will use the scaffling the next two weeks to help install the windows and finish up the insulation.

Dad (Alan) is here for the next few weeks. He is already to help.

Charlie as usual up to his tricks and Matt is becoming a true Mainer with his winter beard.