Wind Chimes

They aren’t in their final place on the balcony. But they are there… In memory of Ed.

An Overdue Update

Work stopped in November 2015 when my partner became unable to walk around. He did not recover and passed away in April. While our dream has ended, the work on the house remains. I am in process of assessing the current value of the home in its nearly completed condition.  His family, the bank, and Read More …

Good News, Bad News – 2015 May 05

Good News: Our building permit will not expire at the end of the month. Bad News: Staining is taking longer than expected and pushing back other work.

Insulation and Walls – 2015 Feb

Spray Foam Insulation

While we originally planned for insulation batting and air channels from eaves to a ridge vent, we decided to use spray foam insulation for the ceilings and gable walls.  Three Rivers Urethane provided insulation services.

Rough In Update

As you can see from the photo, the outside stone, roof, and chimney are finished. We also passed our electrical rough in inspection.

The Plus Side…

The plus side is the car can park in the shade today. The minus side is that no one else is working here today.

In Search of Railings

Most of the interior framing has been completed, and now we need to move onto other structural details. We think that rustic wood railings would look best in the stairwells, and also for the porches and decks. These photos are of the stairwell from the main floor to the loft. There will be stone veneer Read More …

Fireplace Framing 2014 May 28

The fireplace framing and hearth stone platforms are built.  Our fireplace installer suggested that a 2×4 be placed on the platform so that the firebox can sit raised.  The stud at the top of the firebox opening will also need to be raised.