Showing posts from August, 2013

Day 41

With school starting this week, all I really had time to do was drive by and wave at the workers.  That just means there aren't a lot of pictures, but there were some significant changes this week! Mainly, the roof! Roof lines of house and garage You can really see the pitch of the roof now! In addition, HVAC was in putting in all the different ducts and vents through the house.  We chose a pretty traditional heating system with a Tyvek house wrap and R30 insulation.  We are using natural gas.  We had an all electric home in Jefferson City, and most of the time that was fine.  There were just a few times when the power was off in the middle of winter that was not fun at all.  New Town requires a certain shingle and color, so that wasn't an option for us.  It is a architectural fiberglass shingle with a 30 year warranty and that's all I know about that.  I will need to find out the brand name for future reference. One little thing was bothering me... have yo

Day 33

Since our last post, the homebuilders have made so much progress!  Here is where we are on Day 33.  The house has four walls, the second story is framed in, windows are in, the back door is in and the fireplace has been framed in.  The porch floor is built and the back side of the house has the roofing plywood done. Below you can see the dining area.  The kitchen and dining area are combined.  We've had a formal dining room and even though I loved it, it wasn't used except for holidays.  Our first house in Jefferson City had the kitchen/dining area combined and we used it much more.  I chose to have a lot of windows in this area.  The back windows will look into our courtyard, which we have designed and will be beautiful.  The side windows will have views of our side garden and sunsets.  The fireplace has been framed up.  We have chosen marble to around it and we will sheet rock the top since the TV will be placed above it.  You can see the spaces created by t

Day 26 of Housebuilding

Remember earlier I said I wasn't very patient?  So I found a way to help me put this whole thing in perspective, and that is to count the days to a finished house. Twenty six days into the process we have gone from this~   to this~   and I start to feel a lot better!  That's digging, basement walls, moving dirt, digging, moving dirt, moving rock, putting up a garage, a floor, and four walls.  Plus stuff I don't know about like plumbing.  Plus, I am trying to live "in the process" so I can enjoy each change the day brings.   I found an app that allows me to add text to photos very easily, which helps explain what you are seeing when you look at these photos.  In the top photo you are seeing the west side of the house with windows in the dining room and living room.  In the bottom photo you are seeing the north side of the house, windows for the master bedroom and dining room.  Between the dining room windows is the back door, which w