Monday, May 04, 2015

The House - Week 22

Week 22 - March 23, 2015

I don't have a whole lot of pictures to show this week as I was only to visit the once during the week and it was late the night before we had to fly out to Africa.

Rock on the front of the house was finished.

The view of our house from our neighbor's main floor.

Another view of the front.

Yet another view from the front.  I really like how the house looks from the front and that even though there is an upstairs in the house, the house as a whole is not terribly tall.

More mudding and taping on the inside.

Next week, finishing up the mudding, taping and sanding.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The House - Week 21

Week 21 - March 16, 2015

This week was mostly a continuation of the same things as last week.

Work continued on the rock installation on the front of the house.

As I was driving around the area, I noticed that we have less rock/brick than most of the other homes in the area.

The gas meter is in and turned on, the chicken wire and tarpaper are up around the house.

Looking north along the front of the house.

Looking from the front door towards the upstairs.

The weekly update of our neighbors to the south. Both homes are moving along quickly.

All of the sheetrock has been hung, so the next step is mudding and taping.

They started with the screw holes and some of the seams. I'm not sure how they pick and chose which ones to work on each day/phase.

Another view.

In the toy room.

The upstairs hallway.

A few circuits in our electrical panels have been energized including the furnaces and the dedicated receptacle in our laundry room (for use by the contractors).

Starting to mud and tape in the basement.  There are still a lot of boxes of mud to go through.

Another view of the basement.

In the backyard, looking SE.

The electrical meter is just jerry rigged to the temporary power meter.  Don't touch anything behind the meter cover.

Rock wall - nearly complete.

Next week, more mudding and taping. Also, this was the week when Alison and I left to Uganda (more on that later...).