Monday, August 09, 2010

Well, we are making progress. I know what you are all thinking...and sometimes, I think the same thing.
We got the final on the main house just before Christmas last year, whoohooo!, but had to pull the "temporary" kitchen from the garage before they would final that, which just happened a couple weeks ago. Here are a few pictures of moving the kitchen out of the garage and the shop out of the house. What fun that was! Lots has been happening, including moving into our new kitchen!
It was time to do some much needed renovation on the cottage, so we are taking a pause to complete that. Should be done by Sept. 1, and then back to the house to finish up the last of the trim and put the floors down and tada!

Ya just never know what might show up at the pond.

Okay, lets get ALL that trim processed and up where it is supposed to be.

Oh yeah, and out of the dining room!

Look, no more shop in the living room, yippee! Hey Kristi, don't just stand there...

Now for a preview of some of the details coming together. This is the stair railing in the tower.

An almost empty entry.

Niche in the entry in process...


Master bath details.

Brother John helping with the move and sporting a new do..

Demo of my 4-year temporary kitchen. Really going to miss bringing the groceries in through the garage door....NOT!

Move it out, turn it into the shop it was meant to be.

My temporary, temporary kitchen....always longer than one might think.

Moving day! Bruce likes really heavy stuff. Thank goodness for young boys!

Okay, and old men too!

A long-awaited day to remember, complete with sit-down dinner for six at the table saw. Fun was had by all. And an immense thanks to Marcus, Paul, Kristi and Joe. Couldn't have done it without you!

Out with the old, and.....

In with the new! Before and after oiling of the soapstone counter tops.
Oooooohhhhh, aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh........

And look, the oven works!

Okay, back up a couple pictures. Some of those wine bottles are vases, remember?

 that Bruce in the kitchen?

Dining room preview....

And just a little detour. Renovating the cottage. Darn termites.


And what it will look like after...but with a single door.


Rafael, Ariel, and Bruce.

I can't tell you how boring this is. If only we could just play once in a while...

Monday, July 13, 2009

a few more uptdated photos

Well, didn't quite make the final deadline, big surprise, but got lots done. Nothing like a deadline to get your butt movin'... We took a little break to host a family reunion for Bruce's Mom's side of the clan, the Linders. Just about 50 or so folks...and a great time was had by all.

We have been having many guests lately including these little fellas...

Look who came for a bite at the pond! The momma otter had these three babies in tow...Too cute!!

So thought we would share a bit more of the progress with y'all. Two of three bathrooms are done and the third, as well, except for tiling of the shower. The kitchen is about done with appliances installed. Still need to hook up one more sink, install one more counter top, and some finish some electrical. With most of the biggies out of the way, now its onward to trim, trim, trim....and don't forget, to see any of these pictures larger, all you have to do is click on it.

The kitchen sporting a few new appliances and counter tops. Yippee! Only one counter top left to go.

And a lower counter top for the vertically challenged...Hmmmm, wonder who thought of that?

The soapstone in its raw state looks blue / gray, but will be much darker black / charcoal when it gets oiled.

Looking from the kitchen to the dining room...still full of many parts....

Ah, my personal spa!

And the hall bath.

The upstairs full guest bath.

Just have to tile the shower. Very traditional.

So that is all for now. Hopefully, the next entry will be the finale...