Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Shower, Sink, Dishwasher and more

Ahhhhhhhh.... all the comforts of a real home are starting to be installed.

We are working on the office downstairs, framing out the walls and ceiling. We hope to get our office area set up by next week as Matt is slowly going crazy with his make shift office in the bedroom. You'll notice we still have alot of sawdust and "stuff" everywhere. We hope that all our contractors will be out of the house by mid-February. We can then organize "SIT DOWN" and reflect on our amazing project.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

In the House + Cultured Stone

We moved into the house today. We are officially out of the condo in Winter Harbor. It has been 4 months to the date today, since we struck the first nail. We are very proud of our project and we look forward to lounging in our new house before we head to Florida in March. The cultured rock project continues on. Our "artistic" hand rail and 1st floor railing system will be installed soon. A local welder/artist "Jack" is working on completing a brushed metal railing masterpiece. This we hope along with the stone chimmney will be a focal point of the house. More pics to come....

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The move & Matt's Rocks

Hi, everyone! We managed to start moving into the house yesterday. We still don't have plumbing or hot water but we are very close. We are still using the condo in Winter Harbor to shower and other things. We hooked up our WiFi and now surf in the house at speeds around 900K, not bad for satellite Internet.

The siding was completed. We are now focusing on hooking up the automatic generator, finishing the plumbing and heating and completion of the wiring.

We started the masonry on the facia of our chimmney using cultured rock. The cultured rock stacks like bricks and you use a mortar/cement mix to adhere the rocks to the chimmney. The chimmney runs up through all three floors so this is a big project. I've added some pics here so you can see. This is one my projects so I am sure it will be slow going. It is very time consuming. Mark Richmond our mason is assisting me on the third floor so we can finish this area first as the chimmney goes through our master bedroom.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Siding, Satellites, Appliances

The siding is almost finished. There is one siding section left facing the water which should be completed by this week. Nicoles appliances came in and our propane tank was delivered. Check out the research center in the backyard. We've got 3 satellites. Our new plumber started work on Friday. We hope to move into the house soon.