More of Our House Progress, Part 5
October 11, 2009
Finally, more of our Colorado pictures!
Okay, so it's been a month. But we've been buried with work on the house and... you know.
So, here's the latest and greatest. We have windows - at least most of them in. And all the roof SIPs on (actual roofing is supposed to be happening this week and next). And decks and porches coming along. Siding ready to start (have to put siding on before we can get our certificate of occupancy...).
Probably good we're close to weather-tight, since Silverton, 50 miles north, has 20 inches of snow and opened their ski area. We haven't had any snow, yet, just some rain and hail.
Enjoy our latest Colorado pictures!
Windows and Doors and Holes in the Walls
Our windows and doors showed up about a month ago, if I recall correctly. And sat waiting in the basement. Most of them are now in, and wow, it's so nice to see windows in place!
I took "Colorado pictures" of all four sides, so you can see them all:
Next, we got the cistern put in for the well. Have to have a cistern for the methane gas to seep out of the water before we use it.
Randy says the water tastes decent - they were there Thursday installing the pump. Now, if we only had electricity hooked up in the house.
What's Up Inside?
Inside, we now have temporary stairs to the loft. This happened because Kevin fell out of the loft into the stairwell one day -
no, he wasn't hurt much. Just bruised. He fell on the boards Randy had across the opening. They started building temp steps the next day.
Here are shots of the loft from the great room and the great room from the loft.
I need a wide angle lens to really give you an idea of what it looks like, but this shows a little of it.
And in the master bedroom, the kitchen cabinets! Wait, don't those belong in the kitchen? Oh. Just temporary storage till we can put them in.
Lastly, the most exciting Colorado pictures of all: We have holes in the ground. I thought we were done with holes in the ground, but apparently we aren't.
These are for creating the footings for the decks and porches.
Which lead to footings...
And a porch all framed out! Lucky Jessi. She got the first porch.
And the roof is begun, with the north side wrapped and waiting for sheet metal.
Now, if we can just rush the next few steps, we might still be able to move in when we wanted to, the end of November. Everyone cross your fingers
More pics as soon as I have the next collection. Hope you're having fun keeping up with us!
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