Tuesday, December 14, 2010

We're legal

What do you do at 3 AM when you cannot sleep??  Why blog, of course...  So here goes.

Keeping it legal

After living in the house since the end of September, we finally got our Occupancy Permit!

Working on the trim

During these last few days of rainy weather, we have been focusing on some indoor projects. 

Here we are trimming out a corner of the living room.

After we moved some furniture out of the way, Dean prepared the work area.

Since we put in the woodstove, it has been toasty in the house, and when we are working, it is down right hot - hence the shirtless man. 

 Dean is working on another section of baseboard heat enclosure.

Prepping the window frame.

Loading up the nailgun.

Hanging the trim.

The supervisor keeps an eye on the progress...

And here is one corner of the room with the window trim in place.  A couple of coats of paint, and its done!

Cathy's floor to ceiling cook book shelves

I have finally started work on getting the shelves in...  Here I am installing some small L brackets that will hold the shelves in place.

More on this as the project progresses...

A visitor

While looking out the living room window on Sunday, Dean spotted this owl sitting on a branch!  This was the best photo I could get with my little "point & shoot" camera, and it does not do justice.  It was really cool watching him  (her?) swivel his head around... 

Although smaller than described in the reference, we are pretty sure it is a Barred Owl.

That's it for now.  I think I will go back to bed and see if I can sleep now. 


  1. I can't believe we have gone back to naked Dean shots!!! ;-) Congrats guys! The owl is adorable and I wish you many, many more (this was all worth it) bird sightings from your beautiful new home....

    Whitney & Zanna

  2. Progress continues! Awesome owl sighting. so cool.

    xxoo -P