Monday, May 28, 2007

Yea - its Spring

The weather has been great and we have been taking advantage - not much happening inside this weekend. I will get something posted about finishing off the range hood and starting the tongue and groove walls. For now, you may enjoy some of the wildflowers that are growing on the lot. There is a movie posted with quite a few - check it out on the Betts Video Blog.
Or just see the flowers (I have many to post - check in later this week also) in the Gallery.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Not quite purple

It's Spring - that means a lot more time outside and not so much to report for the "construction". Dave has been working on the bathrooms - we also have the shower now finished (hired it completed). The shower is a walk-in and sits on the north side of the house. That means there are no windows - day light is courtesy of a solatube though. We worry about any moisture in this part of the house. So, we had a complete system installed using a waterproofing called Schluter-Ditra (a polyethylene membrane with a grid structure of square, cut-back cavities and an anchoring fleece laminated to its underside. In conjunction with tiled coverings, Schl├╝ter®-DITRA forms an uncoupling, waterproofing, and vapor pressure equalization layer.). First this covering is applied (like wallpaper - you can see the finished product on the left), then the tile is laid using a special bonding agent. It looks quite nice and we are certainly enjoying being able to take showers again. There are some pictures posted in the Gallery of the process.

The tub bathroom is now painted - Mozart, a very light lavender from True Value. We have some trim to install there around the tub, sink and baseboard. Dave does a much better job with the paint brush than I do.

Turbo Tagger

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Did you notice?

I don't know if you noticed that I have embedded a few podcasts from our regular website. You should be able to see them on the right - and if you click one, you may hear about our adventures. The latest was posted today - all about our adventures at the Leonberger Dog Show last weekend. Milos actually took the show - there were issues though!

Not much happening on the "berm" - interior work can be tedious. I will get an update here soon.