Monday, October 22, 2007

Outside and Stuff

So here is the news since the last time we posted. The drywall has been hung, every last bit of it. We can actually see what each room will feel like as far as size. They are now mudding and taping and say they will be completely done by this Friday. That means our house should be painted by Friday!!! The only work left on the inside is....a lot. To give you an idea: flooring (hopefully will be done before we move in), light switches, base and ceiling trim, install wooden window ledges, hang doors, install corner shower walls, toilets, sinks, kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, light fixtures, etc. Outside: siding, deck stairs and rails, vents, etc. So there is a ton more to do before we are finished but we have about 3 weeks to really push for things like flooring.

Right now we are banished from the inside of the house because the mudders and tapers have taken over. So we have been working on some projects outside. Andrew and I got matching Carhartt full body suits that seem to be doing the job of keeping us warm. However they don't stay super dry and with all the snow lately our knees and butts have been getting pretty wet. It's starting to get dark around 7pm now so we usually don't stay much passed that time. However, we do have a huge work light for those nights outside that we really want to finish something. I'm starting to get anxious to move in. Even though we won't have much in the way of amenities at the beginning it will be nice to come home and work instead of driving back and forth between the two residences. What an all encompassing project.

Lou Logans up again to help us with the house (and work on Patricks website). Andrew has taken a couple days off to work with him. Full days of work really make us feel good, 2 hours at the end of the day just doesn't get lots done.

So far we have finished some of the front deck. Now we don't have to climb into the front door on rickety, construction stairs.

We have almost finished the back deck as well. It's just missing some stairs and we are going to have to buy some more cedar boards to finish it up. Check out Andrews wet butt in the first picture, hehehehe.


Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Andrew and Marcy and have a nice time moving in and enjoy your house. Can't wait to see the next pictures.
Love and prayers, Aunt Sally

Deb and Dan said...

I like the matching carharts. You may want to try spraying on some Scotch Guard waterproofing. I think you can find it in the laundry products with the spray starches. It will help to keep dry. We got some snow last night and boy are the roads bad. Been watching everyone slide through the stop sign at our corner. We put the dinner table in front of the big window so we can watch the world go by. You have so much to do that I really feel for ya. You can do it though we have lots of faith in you guys. Love Mom