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...

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Almost Done with "Neverdone"

Sorry it has been so long between updates, been a little busy. It is getting close. We have a final deadline of June 19! The front looks like a mess, but it is all in the line of progress. Kitchen is almost done, bathrooms are all in progress, most mechanical systems are go, and we are very tired. But this is the exciting part when all things finally come together. June 19 will not be a move in date, but the county will be off our backs. We will then finish the last of the cosmetics, flooring, window trim, etc before moving in.... some time this fall??? Don't forget, if you want to see a picture larger, all you have to do is click on it.

Welcome! Come on in...

Kitchen is shaping up...using soapstone for the counter tops, love it! Some of them are in.

Even a short work space for us vertically challenged.

And not one, but two islands...

Everyone should have a buffet...

Can't wait to get my hands on that new cook top.

This little bit of whimsy is in the lightwell above the kitchen.

Soapstone in progress. Cool stuff, you can fabricate it with wood working tools.

Oh yeah, and while you're at it Glenn, how about a little stone for the shower.

Ariel wants to know...How many more windows to trim are there?

The boys playing the bathtub. Fred, that is not a kayak! Now get out of MY tub!

And he still looks happy, can you believe it?

Fear of heights? Who me? No, I love scaffolding.

Yes, yours truly, trying my hand at Venetian plaster...Love the stuff.

A bit of the upstairs showing stairs leading to the tower.

The wet bar upstairs next to the guest room.

The guest room, bare bones for now, but already in use.

Some outside views...The master bedroom is on this end on the left.

More views...

Schugg, on the other hand, is quite bored with all this. Doesn't any one want to play ball? Doesn't anybody love me?

Perhaps a dip in the pond might cheer her up.

Oh, yes, time to relax... We almost forgot! Next update you will see us wiling away the day in these chairs!!!