Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Driveway no driveway

Ok.... this is why you don't hire "the new guy" to do the concrete work. It was poured yesterday. I guess every sub that came in today asked "who screwed* up the driveway"

Don't ask about the carpet. I don't want to talk about it.

Pile 'O' concrete

Gravel driveway

On the positive side, they installed the shutters

*They didn't say "screwed"

Monday, June 12, 2006

Zoo + More house stuff

It was our anniversary today. Besides buying each other a house, we went to the Milwaukee County Zoo and TGI Fridays.

the hanger exhibit was new

some bird

some bear

some goats

some door... a French door to the formal living room

chair rail in the formal dining room

mantle over the fireplace

stair rail


Sunday, June 11, 2006

More pictures

For those of you that have been complaining that we don't have enough pictures...

stairs to the basement from the garage

shannon enters the mudroom




dining room

foyer / plant shelf

formal living room

great room




window seat / bedroom

hall closet

master bedroom

That's it for now. We're going to see cars

More of everything...

We finally got a chance to come to the house when it was light out. Actually, they didn't work on the house today. No problem given that they were out at the house until at least 10:00 last night.

Hold on to your hats, a lot of work on the house means a lot of pictures...

Not our house, but we happened to see a fox in a field on the drive out there.

Driveway is prepped for concrete

Brick is done

Egress windows. They can be ingress windows too...

French door from the outside

Cabinets. We're thinking of replacing the clear glass with frosted glass

Walk-in pantry


View from the corner of the great room


The master bath still needs some work

Master shower tile

Our foyer light from the view of the foyer

Formal dining room

Construction fury

We haven't had an opportunity to take many pictures lately because the builders have been working around the clock to get things finished. Friday night they worked until 1:00am. We got up extra early, then broke into the house on Saturday to shoot these.

It was dark

Dining room paint

Thursday, June 08, 2006


Garage doors installed. There seems to be a trend with the wrong door being installed. We're supposed to have windows installed in the top panel.

Paint in the kitchen

Tub deck

One little corner of the paster left to dry

We dropped off our lights

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

More plaster, front porch

Coffers. Do the dew.

The plant shelf was my idea


Front porch concrete

Monday, June 05, 2006

Soffits, tile, spiders

More plastering

They started installing the spiders today...

... as well as the soffits

More tile...

Less tile...

Grouted tile in the kitchen

Master bath


Saturday, June 03, 2006

Door, tile, more plaster

More plastering, lots of stuff in the garage and tile.

Our plasterers. Note the large garbage pile, too




Finally, a front door. Well... almost. The actual door is wrong, but that's workable.

More plaster, siding, door

Tile was dropped off

Second coat of plaster put on the walls

Still working on siding...

Almost the right door

Thursday, June 01, 2006


The good news: The first coat of plaster is started.

The bad news: Two of the people who were going to do the plastering are currently in jail (apparently, they were plastered too).

The good news (if you're helping us move) or the bad news (if you're us): Closing has been moved back to June 16th. Hotel life continues for another week.

This machine is plastered

They started hanging our lights.


They finished hanging the drywall yesterday. Should have the first coat of plaster up today. We were out late shopping for lights and didn't get there until after it was dark, so I only had a few pictures that turned out...