Sunday, October 30, 2005

Roofing complete!

Well, we got the roof on just as there is supposed to be alot of rain tomorrow. We have been blessed with extremely good weather during the foundation and framing stages of the house. But, rain is in the forcast for tomorrow and some of it severe. Will it hit the farm, your guess is as good as mine. Hopefully, it will hold out for Mr. Boo to go to a local church festival and some of the relatives homes. We don't do traditional trick or treat and neither my husband nor I are fond of lots of munchkins ringing our doorbells on Halloween.

Anyway, here are some photos of the roof. We originally planned on a dark gray almost black roof, but hubby wasn't happy with that idea. So we chose this antique slate color and I think it looks great. Enough color variation to make it interesting. They're still wiring the house, plumbing is near completion (pipes, etc.) and they are installing the ductwork for the HVAC unit.

We are looking at tile and wood flooring, as well as finalizing the order for our clawfoot tub. We found a real pretty marble for a small area of the foyer, but are still looking around.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Recent photo of Tuffy

Tuffy is getting bigger, fluffier and is so soft and sweet. He and Tiger are doing okay together. Tuffy ambushes him every chance he gets, but Tiger doesn't run away or back down. They'll even sleep together on the bed. So, hopefully they will become friends.


The framing is complete on the house. Electric and plumbing work continues. We look forward to receiving the brick later this week. Roofing is supposed to be finished tomorrow. We still haven't decided on what to do on the porch railing. It just doesn't look right yet.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Porch columns up, roofing started.

The porch columns have been added, as well as the railing. It doesn't look quite right yet, so we're rethinking how it is going to be done. We have a few pictures, but I'm going to wait until we can show the roof and the finished decking on the walls before posting more photos. The plumber came out yesterday and has brought the plumbing up to the second story. A lot of the wiring has been run inside, as well as the electric boxes for the light fixtures and other outlets. They should have the roofing finished today. Also, the HVAC company is supposed to be out this week. Guess that's all for now.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Roof is decked - photos October 19

The house is really starting to look like what we dreamed it would be. The roof has been decked, beadboard has been installed in the porch ceiling and door thresholds have been installed. We are still waiting on the windows that were ordered incorrectly. Here are photos from today.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Windows and fishcale - October 14th

The windows have finally arrived and are installed. A few were sent in the wrong size so they have to be reordered. Also the fishscale has been applied to the garage. The character of the house is really starting to show. They should be decking, roofing and drying in this week and bricks should be in around the end of the month.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Photos - Tyvek and trim - October 12

Here are some photos of the beginning of the installation of the soffett and fascia. The workers were delayed because the lumber company didn't deliver the materials when they were needed. The windows will come sometime this week and the brick is scheduled for delivery around October 28th.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The house is taking shape!

The rafters are up on the second floor. You can really get a good idea of how the house is going to look. Here is a recent photo. We purchased a stained glass window for the upstairs hall today at an antique show in Round Top. It's really pretty.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Framing Photos - Friday, September 30th

I guess I didn't take a lot of different types of photos on Friday. All of the floor decking for the 2nd floor is complete. Charles put some water sealer on it to protect it if it rains. John had a great time "marching" on the second floor decking. Saturday night we met with some of our friends down there and the boys had a good time exploring the site. Of course, we watched them like a hawk in all areas because there are dangers lurking that they could not see (nails, etc). Speaking of hawks, one of the neat things about being down in the country is watching the wildlife. While we were waiting at the site, we were blessed with the sight of a falcon looking for its dinner. It was a beautiful thing to see. We also watched a crop duster flying its rounds in and around the farm on Thursday night. Everything was so pleasantly peaceful down there this past weekend. Tomorrow they should start framing the walls on the second story. Charles says we should have both floors framed and a roof on by the end of next week. We'll see. Hopefully, the weather will continue to hold until the house is dried in.

Framing Photos - Thursday September 29th

Framing Photos - Wed. Sept 28