Saturday, October 24, 2009

As Promised!

Here is a little peek of what is happening at the house!

Friday, October 23, 2009

It has been a while!!

Hello again! It has taken me so long to post not only because we have been super busy with the house, but because in anticipation of moving, our Internet was shut off! On top of that, something is wrong with our camera so until that gets fixed there will be no pictures.....drag I know! Try to visualize......the addition is on, the roof is done, the side porch has a new roof too, the kitchen window is in (the biggie), the office is completely demo'd, there are two windows in upstairs, and the addition is wrapped up like a present on the outside to keep it warm for the winter. There is a support beam in the living room which holds the ceiling nice and straight, the window in the living room and kitchen are boarded over and we have filled 12 dumpsters to date!
There is only a bit left to do before the fun stuff starts. This weekend with the help of some family we are hoping to get the entire house framed out on the inside, new walls and all, the rest of the windows in, and the living room floor leveled. This may seem lofty but I think it can get done. Now, when that is finished, we can get on the electrical, plumbing and HVAC!!! This is exciting because then insulation and drywall......before too long I will be picking out paint colours!
One super glitch along the way....the bank. When we worked through the first $20,000 and were ready with receipts to collect the next $20,000 it took them 3 weeks to get it for us. Work had to almost stop because we needed supplies. Anyways, lesson learned....don't wait until you are out of money to go get more!
Our current landlords have found someone to rent our place for November 28th, so they have asked us to get out for November 21st.....the race is on! Friends have offered to have us stay at their house until this house is ready, but we are really hoping to move from where we are now to the new not pass go, do not collect $200!! Only time will tell. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

On the October Schedule

1. Finish the Roofs
2. Winter weather proof the outside wood
3. Put the Windows in, and foam barrier
4. Rough in the Plumbing for the new bathroom
5. Run the electrical and cabling
6. Run the HVAC
7. Insulate and Poly the walls
8. Resheet the old flooring

That should be the minimum at least that would allow us to move in, with just the essentials and is safe for Liv.

The next phase would be Nov/Dec and that would actually be finishing the house (drywall, siding, flooring, Kitchen/Bathroom, etc).

Roof on Addition Complete

Roof on the addition is complete, with big thanks to Rick for spending way too much time in the rain in the past week.

We now need to refinish the old roof, and rebuild the side porch and front porch roofs that leak. Will likely just resheet over top of existing stuff, sister up some new joists beside the old ones, and go from there.

Next we have to weather proof the outside. We have a lot of bare wood, and holes where windows used to be, that I need to get ready for the winter.

We're hoping to be able to move in on Halloween weekend. !