Well, the house is now finally hooked up to power. The first sign was the power line strung from the pole across the street to the new pole on our property: The next sign was the microwave oven the guys brought to the house so that they can (finally) have a warm meal. And the… Continue reading Getting ready for winter
The guys have been busy finishing up all sorts of things inside and out to get ready for putting up insulation and wallboard (which will be finished with a coat of plaster). As of Friday the 9th, the roof is done, but the day it was completed, we got a load of snow so I… Continue reading This and that
Work began last week on installing the standing seam roof on half of the house and all of the ell/addition. This is what it looked like at the start: The first step was to insert the two wooden forms for the chimneys and then install the roofing on the addition: The far-right chimney is for… Continue reading Roofing
The plumber has been here just about every day since the middle of last week. A lot of the work in this project is figuring out how to put in the pipes for the upstairs bathroom so that they fit in around the beams in the downstairs ceiling. Here’s an example, which shows the current… Continue reading Plumbing
This week, the driveway has been nicely full of cars, although this picture doesn’t quite capture it because there were at least four other cars not in the picture: Now that the power pole is up (owned by the phone company), the electrician could get to work with the wiring. Here’s the big wire, which… Continue reading Wiring and plumbing and deck, oh my!