Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Me and Jer getting dripped on even though we made a custom eave out of a corner post. We were still soaked to the skin after a couple hours.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
We did make great progress yesterday though despite our siding order missing two key elements: starter strips and inside corners. Of course we noticed the starter strips first and drove to the lumber yard to get some only to discover once we got back that we were missing the inside corners as well. We made do with materials at hand though. Good ol' J-Channel.
I don't know what kind of siding they think we're nailing onto the house, but we certainly don't need a nail this long. The small one is the normal size we use.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
A view of the main floor fireplace from the kitchen area.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
This is what happens while I'm at work and Glenn and Jer are left up to their own devises.....I get a bar in my garage with a recessed panel for a flat screen tv behind it. Party at our pad in a couple months.
The guys are actually making great progress this week. The basement walls are finished, the stairs from the garage to the basement are done, the garage doors are wrapped and ready for overhead doors later this week, and siding is in - should be delivered by weekend hopefully. Below is Heidi checking on our progress while Drew plays in his sandbox.
Brickie Don is done with the main floor fireplace and up into the trusses. Tim, our friend and electrician got a good start today too.
I can't wait to relax on our new deck this summer knowing that all this work is behind us.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
None of our ladders were tall enough to reach that highest point for siding, so we had to build a deck off the back of the garage, which we planned on doing in the future anyway. Fortunately, we were about $700 under budget on rough-in material. Now, with the deck, we're about $200 over, but we still have several bundles of shingles to return.
On tap for this coming week: US- finishing the deck and Tyvek, installing the rest of the doors, garage overhead doors, heat the garage in preparation for cement and build rest of basement walls. Hopefully, siding arrives this week. SUBS- fireplace on mainfloor, finish plumbing, wire for sound, and electric. Should be a great week.