Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Roofing continues

They are working on the metal roof - it is a dark slate color and looking great. They cut the metal on site and up it goes. The front slope is now finished and the back started. Check out the shots Here.

Also all but one interior wall are now framed and we picked the light locations tonight. I only took two pictures as they don't show much - but you can see them in the Gallery.

Things are moving along - as they should since it is getting into the 40s some nights. Our goal is to be in there by sometime in October. I just ordered the faucets this week and all the bathroom fixtures are sitting in the garage - we have linen and silver colors. Should look good with slate floors. We are planning for circulating air as much as possible and just purchased several attic and good bathroom fans. Hoorah for the internet stores.

So, that's it tonight - I'm tired and ready for that bed. There is a story to be blogged - but you will have to wait until tomorrow.

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Friday, August 25, 2006

Roofing continues

The roof is now covered with Advantex (a tongue and groove covering supposed to be better than plywood) and Ice/Rain Shield. -- from their website:
Grace Ice & Water Shield offers premium leak protection for sloped roofs in climates subject to ice dams and wind-driven rain. It is applied to the roof deck prior to the application of the finished roof covering, which is most often shingles but can also be tile or metal.

With our low sloping back and weather in Maine (the way life oughta be), we covered the entire north section. We are using the same dark gray metal roofing as is now on the garage. The roofer is scheduled for next week!

I have a few pictures published in the Gallery if you are interested.


I have become adicted to fresh wild blackberries!! As soon as I get home, I grab my bucket and head for the woods. This has been a bumper crop year -- in about 10 minutes, you can have desert. Huge blackberries that are juicy and sweet.
My only problems are coated in fur -- yes, I have two berryburgers. I took some pictures just to prove what a challenge it is to fill my bucket.
I have a short movie, which may be hard for some of you to get working as it uses wmv format. The same pictures are in the Gallery.
Enjoy --

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Life in Industry

We've come a long way over the years. Lived in 10 places since we were married, but finally have settled in Maine - the way life oughta be. This is an area to record some of our friendly wildlife.

Trusses are up

When we returned from the big weekend (Dorothy's 80th BD party), the trusses were stacked and ready to go. Today, the boom truck arrived. The hole actually looks like a house now. I have added pictures to the gallery.
The plywood will be added tomorrow and the transfer area from the house to the garage will be added too. Dave is talking to the roofer as I type -- it is starting to be fun.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

wood and earth

The framing has started - and the excavator has been working on the grading and retaining walls. What a difference a little lumber can make in your perspective.

Building a house "in a hole" can lead to some interesting grading issues. We luckily have a talented excavator - and Dave has a great eye for where the water will go. Living in the 'swamp lands' of Ohio probably helped.

You can see the lawn taking shape daily. And Maine rocks are perfect for retaining walls.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Concrete Done

The concrete is finally complete -- You can see the step down to the garage floor (which took another couple of trucks). They have even started the framing for the south wall. The results are laying on the house floor. As you can see, we are finally having some nicer weather. But, we still get showers about daily. Now that all those layers are covered, it is difficult to remember what all is under that slab.