Thursday, August 27, 2009

Taking New Steps!

Look...we finally have our front steps!!! Now we just need to get Waylon working on the railing.

Close up of the old Charleston brick! Courtesy of Uncle Mike Brick Company.
Dry wall is up! This is the view as you walk in the front door.

Master bedroom ceiling.

Master bath..

Mud/laundry room...I am afraid this will be the most USED part of the house.

View from the corner of the dining area towards the front of the house.

Kitchen...we are to meet with another cabinet maker this Saturday. This one says he can have them done by November...thank goodness.

Upstairs playroom. Looking from the "library".

Upstairs playroom looking towards the "library".
Wow...what a suprise when I went by the house and saw "real" walls and got to walk up "real" steps! With football practice every night, we don't get by the house like we did. I am getting VERY excited, the only problem is, I know that my turn of being overwhelmed with decisions is about to begin...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy 35th Birthday Wesley!!!

Bricks to be laid today!

Insulation in the ceiling.

Insulation downstairs ready to be finished today! With dry wall starting tomorrow.

Insulation going up the steps!

The upstairs insulation is done!

We have water!!! It actually has a really good taste!

Close up of the Old Charleston Brick we are using.
Well, the boys are back to school and we almost have survived a full week. The hard part is that we started football last night and the boys are exhausted. Today, for Wesley's birthday, we will be back at the football field, but we should see some really neat things at the house like brick started and insulation finished..They are planning to have the dry wall finished by Sunday. The next panic is kitchen cabinets. We thought that was the first decision we had made, but our orginal cabinet maker is not going to be able to do them, so we have gotten a quote from another, but he can't start for another month and then said it would take 2 more months to build them...So we will see. The other problem is I have to have a stove with a down draft and there is only one company...Jenn Air...a little more than what I wanted to spend on a stove...I guess there goes another chair!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Heating and Air!

The house with the new porch railings. We really didn't want them, but code said we had to have them since we are so high off the ground.

Closer view of the railings

Heating and air stuff...

Our house is trashed! Wesley announced that we will have a cleaning this weekend.

The vents are going in.

Master shower and bath...I LOVE my tub.

Wesley chose my tub and I LOVE it. He said it wasn't big enough for him, but he wasn't planning on using it anyway. It is PERFECT for me! I can't wait to try it out! By the way, did I mention I LOVED my tub!!!

The boys shower is ready for water!
We are busy with getting ready to go back to school (the boys start on Monday) and the house is busy getting heat and air. With our 95+ degree weather we have been having the air can't come fast enough. It sounds like the dry wallers will come next week. We also have selected our brick layer, now we just need to clean the brick (we are using old brick) so if you want something to do, let us know! The bad news is our cabinet maker has decided he isn't going to be able to make the cabinets, so I guess we will move on to plan B (however, we don't have a plan B). Other than that, I am really excited about how things are going. However, I have hit the point that I am ready to get in. I am tired of dreaming and looking, I am ready to start living and enjoying!!!