Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Brick, drywall

Brick installed on the outside; drywall on the inside

a ton of bricks

Not quite finished with the drywall on the first floor


Someone was walking on my walls.

Trey ceiling in the master bedroom

Lots o' junk

0 miles on the odometer

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Stain, ceilings

All the window jams and the wood door parts were stained today

Finally got the right door. Third time's the charm.

Closeup of the stain.



Moved out (5/26/2006)

After a MARATHON moving session starting at 6:00am, we closed on our 'old' house at 4:00 on Friday. Yikes. We're shoehorned into an efficiency hotel until closing day.

The fire sprinkler. They wouldn't have used the warning sign unless it once happened.

Meanwhile, back at the house, we got our fireplace installed.

Still going... (5/25/2006)

Drywall was dropped off

I guess the stapeler works

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Insulation, inspection, arches

The house passed the rough-in inspection, which means we're ready for insulation. Word from the builder is that insulation inspection will be done this afternoon, which means drywall starts soon.

Slightly less insulation than before

The fireplace

Right size, wrong style door.


Stormy Wednesday

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Garage Floor

A little more shingles today, plus they poured the garage floor. They started framing the fireplace, but I forgot to take pictures of that. oops.


1 mile on the odometer

Monday, May 22, 2006

Siding, shingles, water

Some more siding and shingles

Plastic water supply lines.

Um.... the door doesn't fit.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Some shingles, more siding

More siding + the beginning of some shingles

More Siding

More siding and some shingles on the roof

It was some poor guy's job to move this insulation from the garage to inside the house

Lakefront property... until July or so.

At home, we burned up some scrap wood. You actually could see this fire from the moon.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Siding, electrical, plumbing

Started siding yesterday...

Lots of switches. We'll need a map to find what everything does

Window seats in the front two bedrooms

Master bath

Master bedroom

Shower in master bath

1500 feet of wire in the house. Do the dew.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Picture Potpourri

It was raining buckets last night and I didn't get a chance to click any pictures. Here are some pictures from other days to keep you interested...

Cigarettes are bad. Stay in school.

Beer is bad. Stay in school.

Sun drop

Do the dew

Do the diet dew



Beer and a big mac


This side down.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Tuesday Framing




Monday Framing

Trying a different picture method. Blogger was messing up the old pics. No clicking. Full size pics are on this page.

View from the back

They started a burn pile for the scrap wood

Formal living room

Great room

Stairs+dining room

Great room from the dining room


Dining room


Master Bath

Master Bedroom

Sunday, May 14, 2006

More roof, some stuff

Still working on the roof. I'll be a happy guy when the house is weather proof.

They dropped off our bathtub. No, it isn't going to be installed in the garage.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Here is the flooring we've picked out. What we can't decide is if we should do the top-red-dot or the right-red-dot. Please help. (the photo doesn't show it very well, the top one is more of a golden brown where the right one is more of a deep brown)

The carpet will be in the family and living rooms downstairs, the stairs going up and the upstairs hallway. The tile to the left is going to be the fireplace surround.

Roof + HVAC

More roof. They started the heating/cooling ducts, but it's not really interesting photography yet.

Try to find the trespasser in this picture.

To-do list for the upstairs. Note that nothing is crossed off yet.

More, wet roof (5/9/2006)

Rainy day, but a little more of the roof was put on.


Monday, we met with the builder to do the layout for the cabinets. The first person we talked with was... suprise... the electrician. We scrambled through that with only one change the following day. Cabinets went ok, no real drama (other than color, but that story isn't finished yet). Oh yeah, they didn't tell us, but we needed flooring and plumbing picked out... errr... yesterday.

More Roof (5/6/2006)

A little more roof last Friday

Friday, May 05, 2006


We're still too shy to take close-ups while they're working, but we did get to "catch them in the act" of installing some of the trusses

Second floor walls

The second floor is coming together. We're supposed to be finished with framing by next Wednesday or so.

We can't afford better steps

Two future bedrooms

Two more future bedrooms

We won't quite have this view when everything is finished

A little more second floor (5/3/2006)

Wednesday's work involved more work on the bottom of the second floor.

I'm not sure how we're going to pull our cars in the garage...

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Beginnings of the second floor

Only three more floors to go...

More Framing (4/28/2006)

Behind on the posts again...

They framed the rest of the first floor interior on the 28th of April.

This is going to be the garage