Thursday, March 18, 2010

Days 132-144

Wow...where to begin?...the roof is FINALLY done...it took them FOREVER!...not very impressed with their work ethic AT ALL!!!...hopefully it doesn't leak on us, but it looks good...inspections have been done on the heating/cooling, electric, plumbing and framing...everything looks good...the "yucky" windows have been replaced with ones that we REALLY like...I do believe that all the windows are in now...almost all the outside doors have been placed...just waiting on one in the garage and one in the shop...the insulation is done...man, were they fast!...(the roofers could take a couple of lessons from them!)...the sheetrock arrives tomorrow...the brick masons started today...I LOVE THE BRICK!!!! I can't wait to see it finished...they said it would probably take until the end of next week...LOVE IT!...the front step is poured...no more walking up a 2x10 to get in the front door!...the fireplaces have been framed in and installed...the weather has been great...I guess the word is that it might be finished the first part of June...lets cross all our fingers and toes!!!!!

Here they are building the front porch...


Lots of snow flurries while framing for the front porch...


Steps covered with a concrete blanket...


Kelly standing nonchalantly on the front step...the posts won't be that skinny...they will have brick around them...


Head tilt...this is the framing for the fireplace in the living room...


Framing for the fireplace in the master bedroom...


Installed fireplace in living room...I know you can't see it very good, but it gives you the general idea...


Installed fireplace in master bedroom...


Insulating foam...they spray about an inch of this stuff on all the outside wood walls...


Another view of the foam...


After the foam sets...they spread a mesh layer over the studs and blow insulation in each section...


A fuzzy picture...but you can kinda see the mesh layer with the gray insulation stuff behind it...


They don't spray foam or blow insulation on concrete...they use this stuff...


The girls finally have a window in their bedroom...it is a lot bigger than I thought it would be...easy to get out of in an emergency...


Windows installed in the shop...


Frontal view of the finished roof...


West view...


Back view....


East view...


New windows...the big ones are to replace the ones I didn't like in the master bedroom and the computer/craft room...


I LOVE THIS NEW WINDOW...IT IS PERFECT...we couldn't put a grid across the top...they said it would sag...so, we just did it plain...LOVE IT!!!


View of the new windows from the outside...


View of the installed sidelights on either side of the front door...


My favorite part so far...THE BRICK!!!!... I literally looked at hundreds of homes trying to find a brick I liked...in fact, the first time I saw this brick...I didn't like it...now I LOVE it! It is called Heritage Antique...we have awesome masons...I can't believe how much they got done today!!!...Did I mention that I LOVE it?


Little soldiers all in a row...


Brick stuff...


Working around the garage...


Don't you just love it?....


AHHHHHH!

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