What is this??? It is a drain on the deck off our living room...the black gooo around it is roofing tar. When you come visit, this will be covered with wonderful stone.
These silver "ducks" are part of our cooling/heating system. I think they are air-return vents??? Jerry, help! They are located high in the ceiling over the kitchen and dining room.
This room will by my space, the quiet space of the house. No TV, but if you look close those audio speakers are there. It is the only room on the third floor and will be a fun place to hang out, work on digital photos and read good books..lucky, lucky me.
Remember those fast dry wall hangers I told you about in the blog.... here is there work in the Laundry!
This is shot from just outside the bottom floor entry door up towards the deck outside the dining room. The door and windows to the right are Tim's study. Don't you just love that chimney... and the dark spot just above it is a lovely spot on my camera sensor! I didn't edit any of these photos.
I mentioned waiting for a concrete pour on my blog. The day our exercise room stair foundation was poured the 5 foot wide path to the dock was poured as well. This is at the foot or our property and will give easy access to all the other home owners as well.
Tim thinks of nearly everything. This is a low light on the decking area in front of the dining room.
Techno Tim thinks of everything. There are lots of these speaker wires/frames throughout the house. If you are building a house and trying to keep in budget, this is not one of the things you add. It is interesting, Tim is techno for audio and sound, and I am for computers... go figure... wish he did it all!
This is a view into the dining area (bright windows), entry; dark doorway, and Tim's office; light door way. The photo is taken from the space behind my third floor office.
The first room to have dry wall hung is the utility room. You can see the electrical boxes on the right. To the left, out of site is the area where all the hot water and in-floor heating stuff will go. The plumbers will come in soon and add the boiler to make sure everything is working perfectly, and to dry out the house completely before the dry-wall is sealed.
Beam work, I think when all is said and done and 30 years have passed, and maybe we have passed, folks will look at Mark's beams and say "Wow!" I hope young folks will still care enough to learn the "trades" to keep these wonderful works in top-notch shape.
Did you ever wonder what was behind your light switches??? I think the orange foam is a recent addition. Any place there was a big or small, and I mean small hole, this fire-retardant foam is applied. The yellow fluffy stuff is insulation.
Here is a great example of framing, insulation and windows. The wide boards are backing for the stair hand rails. Makes me happy to see these, as I often swing down a set of stairs using my arms a lot more than my legs!
This is the stair case to the lower floor. The light is shining through the windows, it looks a bit mysterious now, but when all is done it should feel welcoming.
Our favorite part of the house, Henry's rock wall. We also love the wood ceiling Koda (Siding King) as put under the living room porch....and the details around the windows...not to mention Mark (the Fab Framers beam work). Bottom line, we have really appreciated all the work that has been done on our house.
This shot shows you why the roofers have moved so slow. Every single change of the sides makes aneven more dramatic change at the roof. This shot shows 6 roof changes, my camera didn't capture two more! And then there is the garage and exercise room.