I've been waiting for a moment when I had time to post new pictures and write about them, but I'm not finding that time. Since it's been over a week since I last updated, though, I want to get something posted asap. This post will be mostly pictures, with brief text descriptions. I hope to… Continue reading Quick update in pictures
The finish work continues, with changes big and small all over the place. Sheetrock is complete, including the wall over the tub in the downstairs bathroom and the next step is putting a skimcoat of plaster over most of the new walls. Upstairs, they sprayed on a coating of plaster, and then ran trowels over… Continue reading Various finishing details
Michael here. Things are going to really start happening now, seems like. The kitchen cupboards were delivered today, appliances get delivered tomorrow, and the wood stoves should show up in the next week or so. The water's hooked up but not turned on, the phone lines should be hooked up by the end of the… Continue reading Pieces of Wood in Orderly Rows
Up until recently, the house has been very cold (the heater's not hooked up yet). Betweeen the cold and the move itself, we thought we could escape the dreaded cluster fly invasion for a year (maybe the flies couldn't find the house?). Last week, though, in an effort to completely dry out the walls to… Continue reading First tenants
Those of you who are just plain not interested in laundry chutes might want to skip this entry completely. Those of you willing to slog through it will find a treat or two in the following images. Personally, I find the whole laundry chute very exciting because a) I've never had one before, b) I… Continue reading Laundry chute
Yesterday, many of the interior doors went up, including the ones in the bathrooms and closets. Where possible, we’re reusing existing doors (from the old pantry, bathroom, closets, etc.), so, at the end of this, we’ll have a bunch of old doors that need hardware and a lick of paint, but at least we’ll have… Continue reading Entrances and exits
Also last week, our new front and back doors were delivered and installed. Here’s one of our McKernon friends installing the new back door: The front door is a simple plank door*. The kind of door I’ve always wanted. The back door is also simple and has a window in it just like the old… Continue reading Doors
Happy New Year to all! We’re back from our holiday travels and rest, and we couldn't wait to see what happened while we were away. What happened is the guys went to town on the sheetrock and we have what looks like will be some beautiful new walls (and ceilings) all over the place. It’s… Continue reading Sheetrock rocks!