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Windows & Updates!

March 6, 2013

Things are coming along out at the house. Paint is going up this week, which is very exciting for us! My Dad helped Vic and I case the windows (something that wasn’t part of our budget) and we are so happy with how they turned out. They look beautiful. There are things about old houses that I love, but aren’t quite economic in new construction. This was one of those things. Our compromise was to do them only on our big, common room windows. Image

I love them! Thank you DAD!!! We were faced with a similar decision with door trim. The plan was originally a standard 2.5″ish board all around the doors, but another feature of old homes that I’ve always loved is ornate door trims. I don’t need huge Victorian looking boards, but SOMETHING with some more character. We didn’t have the space to do something huge, and since this was a bit of an afterthought, we didn’t have a ton of flexibility. I love the solution we came up with and I’ll try to find a good picture.

Exciting development, our front door is on! Since I took this picture the front porch and stairs have been poured. They look gorgeous!


Next big thing is tile and flooring! Woohoo!

Here is where the house is at right now. No, it won’t be yellow… that’s just the hardy plank color.


I’ve begun packing and we’re starting to get used to the idea that we won’t be living here at Viola’s house in several weeks.


An Almost House

October 29, 2012

Watching the house go up slowly, but surely these past few months has been really delightful. Seeing the floor plans Vic and I spent literally hundreds of hours on, coming to life is satisfying as heck.

Progress started slowly as our builder is busy busy this year (a good thing in these times!). Our kids loved running around out there playing on the foundation and plywood above it until the predictable onslaught of rain.  Here are some progress pics for your viewing pleasure.

Emerson liked playing gymnast on the not-yet-done walls. Finley pushed his trucks around.

A few walls going up!

Obligatory stud reference. Seriously though, that guy’s cute.

OOOOH look at walls AND trusses! And grey clouds that appear to hold water.

Crane + trusses = very happy Finley.

More trusses! Apparently we are difficult and our trusses took forever. Sorry dudes.

Standing in the hallway next to her room. Very excited!

EEk. Dark picture, but this is about where its at today.

So, its coming along! I’m working on room colors, fixtures, etc. now. Hopefully I’ll get some of  my tougher decisions up here and acquire some deep wisdom from folks:). Oh yes, and our ADA bathtub is sitting out in front in the mud. Hard to believe anyone will be getting clean in that someday.