Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Past and Present

I don't want you to think that we're not moving forward with success, but unfortunately all that has occured over the past week or so has been un-photographable (probably not a word). We passed electrical, plumbing and venting inspection!!!! Huge milestones! Most of the siding has been completed. Garage door has been installed. Main floor is being prepared for concrete next week. See, things are a happenin'.

Yesterday, I walked inside and was surprisingly confronted by a past and present photo of our home. See for yourselves:

October 2009
May 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nice Spring Evening

As the weather warms, we find ourselves wanting to be outdoors more (rather than cramped in this senior citizen, crabby infested condo community). AND, as progress on the house becomes visually more exciting, we find ourselves wanting to be at the house more. Given the lovely spring day, there really wasn't a question where we would be spending our early evening -- at the house, ofcourse. While the kids raced in the garage, we admired our home and took the following pictures so you too could admire it. Enjoy!
Wide cedar planks on backside of home
Great architectural details
Close-up of the wide cedar planks (stained with a grey wash solution)
Close-up of clear stained cedar on garage
Where the two materials meet (on the backside of our home - Mike's office window)
Basement with doors
Good night!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Just Photos Today

I'm a woman of few words today (bet you can't believe that). Actually, I'm just not feeling very inspired to write, but I didn't want that to stop me from posting new photos. Enjoy.

Stairs (and storage door) in the back of the garage
Cement board siding on south side of house
Cement board siding on front of home (and my little helpers)
Poured concrete in garage
3 different siding materials: Wide knotty cedar (in weathered grey) above + Clear stained cedar on garage + Cement board (Hardie Panel - to be painted light grey) on main floor
Last, but definitely not least....check out all of our lights in the main living area. AWESOME!!!!