Sunday, October 22, 2006

October 22 update

Progress on the house - things have been happening (although not all obvious for pictures). The plasterers are gone and things are slowly drying out. They finished all the concrete walls and taped the ceilings. We plan on putting wood on the ceilings eventually through most of the house. There is one wall between the two bedrooms that will also be tongue and groove - so it is still just a stud wall. But it really looks like a house and we like the layout even more.

The radiant heat is working! First we buried all those PEX tubes in 8 inches of concrete and then we attached water (nerve-wracking), but only two or three very slow leaks at joints in the copper - yippee! It took about 12 hours to heat up the slab - it seems to be exactly as people had told us: a very cozy heat! It is so nice to open up the door to warmth - I can't wait to move in.

Friday, the first tile (black slate) was layed in one of the bathrooms - the soaking tub surround in the same room is also ready for grout (it has dark gray slate). Looks good. We plan on having this room usable first. Starting to count the days until they haul away the green porta-potty. Break out a good bottle of wine and some brie!

Let's see the near future -- appliances are here and will be placed as possible. They are now in the hallway behind the kitchen. Kitchen cabinets should be done in another week - Tulikivi may have to wait until around Thanksgiving as he has three installations and we are one that can be flexible. Plumber will be here next week to finish the tub and commode in the bathroom.
We have the tile for the laundry and the other bath, so they will be next. Our absolute drop-dead livability date is Nov. 1st - snow showers are forecast for the coming week. brrrrrr!

New pictures in Gallery.

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