Friday, August 12, 2011

Where Does the Time Go?

My eldest son, Brian, texted, "Mom, haven't seen any blog updates for awhile."  I thought he must not be paying attention because I had "just" posted a new blog, or so I thought.   However, as you can see from the previous post which I just published today it was from July 28 and I had forgotten to publish it. A lot has happened since then including the stark realization that we will not be able to move in by our contract date of Sept 1.  Not happy about this but nothing to do except roll with the punches.

The chimney for the future wood stove is now through the roof. It won't look so tall, awkward, and out of place once the cupola which will fit over the point of the roof is in place.  The cupola is necessary to vent the attic.

Looking at the back of the house. The mid-section is the back of the entry and to the far right is the garage. In the forefront is just a tiny pile of dirt. The piles in front of the house are really mountains.

Doug and Travis (plumber) are connecting pipes for the Geothermal.  Check out those trees. :D

Steve is sealing the outside of all windows.

The insulation people are here and will be working throughout this weekend.

Onward and Upward

I had totally forgotten that I had started this back around the end of July. Better late than never, I guess.

Our girls, Daisy (brown) and Molly (black w/brown trim) are checking out the new greenhouse foundation and floor. Thankfully, the whole thing turned out correctly the 2nd time around.  The girls approve - they like to go out here and lay in the sun. :D

Wiring and plumbing are in the works.

Even though the footprint for this house is relatively small it is still taking a lot of lumber; a lot of trees, to build this house.

We have ceilings (above). I learned that in the "trades" the ceiling is called a "lid". Go figure! 

This is the geothermal heat pump in the mechanical room - lower level of house - three wells were drilled outside to provide the necessary water flow to make this work for both heating and cooling the house and for hot water.