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3 down – 1 to go (for this round)

By on Jul 28, 2014 in First Floor, Renovation, Second Floor | 0 comments

We’re baaaaaaack!   (is it bad that I want to go rigth back on vacation?!) The house has been progressing along. The exterior has received its first coat of paint. It finally looks like it’s a whole home now. We have successfully completed the plumbing, electrical and framing inspections. Insulation went in on Friday/Saturday. The insulation inspection is this Tuesday and is the last of this round of inspections. Then the drywall starts. And, our nifty new doors have been installed in the lounge.   Check out the video here.    I’m really loving this feature! And found this.  I love that our house has this little extra, special blessing...

Manifolds, Pipes & Lights…

By on Jul 5, 2014 in Back Porch, First Floor, Renovation | 2 comments

Phew – my head is spinning.  Big time. I’ve learned a lot about construction. One thing I’ve learned is that I don’t want to do it again. I didn’t quite expect the constant need for decisions. All of the time. Anxiety comes along with all these decisions. Getting the little things right has always been a big thing in my book. Vacation is right around the corner. The pressure is on. Gearing up for vacation has been quite the feat. When we get back, the drywall will be finished. Because of this, we’ve been scurrying to make sure that every outlet, light, speaker, etc… is in the right place. Decision after decision after decision. A lot has happened over the last two weeks. We got word that our oven has left the factory in France and is on the boat. We’ll be passing her in the Atlantic.  Because of the size, we had to order a custom hood,...