Thursday, January 21, 2010

And the beat goes on...

So yay! We finally got the first disbursement of money from our construction loan!

We got more snow this week...
















Our GC, having finished up with the interior framing, is taking a bit of a break while the electrical and plumbing sub-contractors are at work roughing in pipes and wires and such.

Here's Dean checking in with our General Contractor now.















Some of the rough plumbing - this is the downstairs bathroom














Wires...


















This will be the computer nook, tucked neatly under the eaves.















In the basement - plumbing for two washing machines. One machine for normal clothes and one machine for dirty greasy shop rags.
















In the meantime, Dean has been working on a ventilation system for the roof rafters using rigid foam insulation that has aluminum coating on both sides. The panels are spaced about 1/2 inch from the roof, then secured and sealed in place with expandable spray foam insulation. This creates a channel for air venting. A properly ventilated roof will not develop ice dams during the winter...



















For this project, I am on measuring and cutting duty.
























And here we are up in the rafters.
































And here is what it looks like when it is finished...














Pumpernickel "chillaxing" on the job.



















Next week we meet with a kitchen planner at Lowe's to design our kitchen and pick out cabinets. We are getting into the part of the home build where there are lots of decisions to be made about things like light fixtures, and appliances, and faucets, etc.

I'll leave you for now with the view from the dining room that we will be enjoying in the future.


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