Monday, March 2, 2009

Irksome detail finally finished

While we've finished 99% of our house, a few tiny details remain. One that has bothered me is the baseboard trim. It's not that it wasn't installed, it just wasn't completely done. We painted it and installed it last year, and then caulked the seam . The caulk remains flexible, and as a side effect is slightly sticky. Because of this, it attracted dust like a magnet. Or something, magnets don't attract dust. And our house has plenty of dust, dog hair etc, thanks to Roland. But anyway... We finally took the time to move furniture, thoroughly vacuum, then clean the baseboard, caulk the nail holes, and then paint it. I had to get some paint matched since the store we originally bought paint from went out of business.


Anonymous said...

It's been so long since you've posted, I had been going through withdrawel! We enjoyed dad's visit this weekend, btw.

Kathleen Klynstra said...

Andrew, I wasn't sure how to respond to your question. I posted a comment of our Klynstra blog but figured I could "answer" your question here as well.

With going off what our neighbors have found and the geology, we are estimating about 120-140 ft. I can't imagine going down 400ft.

We originally thought about putting in a tank until we could afford a well. But then figured we should just go without water for awhile instead of having the expense of both.

What we are finding is the lowest base price out there this spring is $45/ft. But that only covers the well itself. Then there is the pump, the water line (which ours is going to be about 70ft), heat tape and the pressure tank.

If you have more questions let me know.

We love the photos of your house. You did an amazing job!