Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Manny's Visit/ IViews of Inside

Actually coming along quite well. From these pictures it doesn't seem like sheetrock is just around the corner, but it is. All the plumbing is in, electrical and the rest of the wire to manage phones and sound. Yikes!!! Houses are so complicated these days... Inspection this week, and hopefully insulation and wall board to follow soon. Then these pictures will really start to look like something. Be sure to stay tuned.

And a special thanks to our guest carpenter, Manny, Bruce's Dad! We enjoyed having him as much as he enjoyed being here.

Like Father, like Son

Some pretty nice work, I say...

They say, it's all in the planning...

Men and their tools, just how cute it that?

Inside the entry, looking upstairs.

Looking through the arch from the entry into the family room

From the family room looking towards the kitchen with light well above.

Positioning the fireplace!

The master bath, ahhhhhhhhh,Calgon, take me away.

View from upstairs looking at the stairs that lead to the tower, view room...

It's all in the details.... Only 25 more of these to go!

View from the front of the house, including porch and carport.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Roof, Exterior Trim, Tower!

A fine view of the tower, lookout, crow's nest, whatever!

Looking at the front, carport, porch.

Looking from the West to the East, new backyard area.

Got wood? Parts for all the exterior window trim laid out in the dining room/workshop.

Yours truly, finishing the pine boards for the tower ceiling.

The finished tower ceiling.... all recycled wood!

Framework for tower roof assembled in dining room.

Tower roof assembly starting to take shape.

Bruce getting ready to fall off roof. Where is his safety harness, you ask?

Installing windows! Only 16 of them in the tower.

Looking a little precarious there, Bruce....I can't watch.

Yes, indeedy, that is a long way down...

Aw, come on, Bruce, it ain't that bad. The worst is over. Now the fun begins.

Toasting in the tower, great place for sunset, star gazing, winter storms....champagne!

What do you mean you're tired, it's not finished yet....Poor Bruce.

Monday, February 05, 2007


Just about a roof.

The house from the driveway / front.

Carport and front porch / entrance.

From the West.

Dining room protrudes, great room left.

From the pond...

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Yippee! A Roof!!!

Careful, Bruce, you know how you are...steady now...

That's it, let's get those last complicated roof rafters done.

Okay, enough jaw jacking, now let's get to work!

Paper! No more tarps. Thank goodness the weather has treated us well.

Yeah, no more squeeging out the rain!
Now all we need is the porch, carport and tower roof.

Looking from the pond up to the house, kinda where the old one was.

View looking from the kitchen to the dining room.

Schugg's 1st Birthday! How time flies when you're having fun...
Stay tuned...