Going Up, Part VIII

The rain this past week slowed down progress on the exterior.  But, they did manage to get the roof shingled.

The Drywall was delivered on 22 April

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Going Up, Part VII

There has been a lot of rain this week, so not much progress has been made on the outside work.  The shingles were delivered this past Monday…and then the rains came.



The interior construction is moving right along.  It looks like the interior framing is just about done and the wiring runs for the electrical system are beginning to appear.



This is the side door of the garage. Note the water faucet on the left.


Finally, here is a view of the house as it stands today.  Although it has rained a lot this past week, the front steps and the roughed-in work for the front porch were completed.


That’s all for now.  More to come soon.

Going Up, Part VI

And the beat goes on.  Or maybe should I should restate that as “and the sound of nail guns and gasoline-driven portable air compressors goes on!”

The neighborhood’s latest suburban renewal project is moving right along.  Here is a picture taken on April 1st.  The roof was covered with tar paper that day.


Here are some pictures taken at the end of the work day on April 6th.  The first is a side view of the house.  Note that the house wrap is now in place.  I don’t remember the exact day it happened,  but as I recall, it took about 4 –5 hours to complete the wrapping.  And the windows are now in place too.   504stephen_20110406_01

And here’s a front view.  504stephen_20110406_02 

The next three pictures show the interior.  Although it’s not too visible in these pictures other than a few PVC and metal pipes lying around, work has begun on the plumbing and HVAC duct work.504stephen_20110406_03

This is a view looking towards the rear of the house.  Lots of windows!504stephen_20110406_04

Here’s another view showing more of the rear, including the rear door.504stephen_20110406_05

This picture was taken on April 9th.  The front door is in place as are the wooden forms for the front steps.  It is not too visible in this picture but a 6-foot fence is now in place along the left and back property lines.  And it matches the neighbor’s fence on the right side of their property.IMG_0009

That’s all for now.  More to come soon.

April 2011

The First of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. — Mark Twain

The 15th of April 18th of April is the day that I, along with a number of other fools, have to send way too much money to the US Government. — Me

And the 25th of April is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand, and a number of other places in that part of the world..  I once had the honor of spending ANZAC Day in the Fortune of War