Nov 18, 2011
the air registers were installed in the slate floors
... and in the wood floors. it was either white or this color. and apparently the design on these hasn;t changed since i saw them as a little kid.
mom+dad bought the "surprise artful toilet seat" for the guest bathroom. haha!
Nov 16, 2011
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Nov 9, 2011
the pocket door to the pantry is finished now that it has a door pull, and the Steves trimmed out the kitchen window, which might have been the last window. The countertops on order won't be installed for quite a while, so they opted to put in some OSB temporary counters and get the sink hooked up.
Overall kitchen view with temporary plywood counters and completed toekicks and cabinets. Looks like it just needs a few pulls installed.
Most of the trim work is complete, so the Steves started outfitting the closets. (Left) the linen closet in the 2nd bathroom, and (Right) a coat closet in the entry foyer.
Progress continues on the fireplace stone and mantel.
the excavator laid out a parking lot and brought in some ground-up blacktop to give everything a solid base.
dad painting the rooflet and the built-up driveway
smoothed out lower yard
the door at the back of the garage now has a stoop. this is one of the unearthed concrete slabs.
Nov 8, 2011
Nov 7, 2011
The excavator has been grading around the house lately. and the eaves have finally been painted white.
the north slope is built up. and white eaves. didn't know if that would ever happen.
most of the work lately has been filling in the giant hole in the yard and transitioning the ground down from the house into the pasture, now the yard. it still needs some smoothing.
Nov 3, 2011
Suburban Propane were back today with a 500 gallon tank. they came last week sometime but the tank they were bringing sprung a leak on the way over so they had to take it back. The house only uses propane for cooking and the backup furnace to the heat pump, so this size tank should be plenty large.
they set the tank on a slab that was unearthed while the excavator was grading the west side of the house up the hill. The excavator trenched the line over to the house. Dad said they stayed until someone from Breese Heating and Cooling came to install the propane to the furnace. so now the furnace is complete and there is heat. again. just in time for a warm spell.
Nov 2, 2011
my cousin steve, who we always called stevie, installed the brackets and shelves for the pantry. the right side shelves are narrow, perfect for food items; the back wall is regular 12" deep; and the left side is partly 12" deep shelving above with two deep 18" shelves at counter height and below. Mom was so excited she wanted to start moving stuff onto the shelves right away before i asked her to wait.
Nov 1, 2011
Eric, our stone guy, installed the solid cherry mantle beam. the chunks of cherry wood sitting there on top will be mounted under the beam as corbels, even though they apparently won't actually be doing any work holding up the mantle. but that is the idea. Eric also installed the stone arch.