Archive for December, 2011

Moving right along

We just returned from our Christmas travels and rushed over to see what had happened while we were gone.  We were very excited to see that they must have had an inspection because they have started to tape the sheetrock.  I think there are a few coats of tape that go on and they dry in between.  We may have to rent some heaters to get it dry enough.  Jessie was quite excited and decided it would be a good idea to start some cleaning in her room.  Go Jess!

My cleaning bean


Family room taking shape


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Our sheetrock guys

Yep, here they are.  The five guys that installed the sheetrock in only 2 days.  With the music blaring these guys worked tirelessly to get the sheetrock in everywhere before Christmas.  Talk about things really starting to take shape…how many times will I say that before this is done? 🙂

The Crew

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One last look at the inside

Here we are – we made it!  We’ve got the rough plumbing, electrical, HVAC and now the insulation in and inspected.  The sheetrock was delivered and we’re going to start closing up the walls next week after Christmas. Pretty soon all those detailed finish decisions we’ve been making will begin to take shape.  So exciting!

Enjoying a picnic on the sheetrock.


We've been upgraded from the "crack" house to the "cotton candy" house.


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Doors are all in – yay!

Yes, finally we’ve got all the doors in. Back french doors and transoms are in as well as the side and front doors.  We love all of them…except the front door. It didn’t come in as we expected.  We didn’t think  it would be so tall and the side lights should have dividers in them.  I see I don’t have a picture of that to share.  I’ll get that up and see what everyone else thinks. Something about doors on this project, it’s always something I guess, but for us it’s been door trouble.  
    Yesterday they dropped off the sheetrock (wow, it’s a lot!) and started putting the roof on.  Next week is wiring for internet, cable and phone and then insulation should go in on Thursday. Stay tuned, things are going to start changing quite a bit again — I’ll be sure to get lots of pics.

Doors and windows out to the backyard


Standing in backyard looking into family room and master upstairs


Girls' bedroom windows complete

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