Friday, March 28, 2014


This was an exciting day.  When it stopped looking like a skeleton and more like a real house.  

The Rock Facade

I was reminded that I haven't kept up with the changes around the house, so here is an update.

After we finished putting on the siding, we had always planned to put a rock facade underneath it.  However, it was the last thing on the list...until our insurance company sent us a letter last October.

We were told that we had 1 week to get the rock on the house or they were going to drop our policy due to inadequate exterior finish.  Well, that was bs, but there was no time to fight it.  

So Steve started putting rock on the walls.  It took all of half an hour to realize that Steve was not the man for the job.  He had neither the patience nor the technique for it.  After he walked away, I took up the trowel and plugged on.  What do ya know, I'm a natural!  Lucky me.  I got to spend the next 3 days solid facing our house with large, heavy rocks. yay.  

Well, at least it got finished.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

as of 8/16

This is a few weeks outdated.  We have done so much since these were taken, but I'm too tired tonight to go take more pictures.  So here it is.

View looking out of the "kitchen" into the "dining/living room".

View from the door to the garage across the kitchen to the hall.

From the dining room into the kitchen.

From the dining room into the living room.

Hopefully sheet rock by the end of this week!

Monday, August 12, 2013

New Developments

My kitchen....

...never looked more beautiful.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Man I hate my old siding.  I hated when we moved in an every single day since.  For those of you to whom I have not ranted, 


Everything in my house was cream.  The siding, the walls, the ceilings, every single door in the house.  It just looks dingy and I hate, hate, hate it.

One of the many benefits of remodeling the back of the house is that I get new siding...on the ENTIRE's just better for everyone that way.

So, out with the old....

...and in with the new!

We are going to be putting rock on the bottom 1/3 of the house.  Can't wait!

 This is the view from the back of the house.  Note the lovely windows and lack of a porch or any vegetation.  Not to worry, one step at a time.

Friday, March 15, 2013

It's SUNNY...for now.

The other day I came home to this in my front yard.
This was the sight from the backyard

Now 5 days later, this is the sight from my "back" door.

Note the vaulted ceiling and slanted window space above the recangular windows.  These will be especially fun!
I know the shadows make it difficult to see, but that's my back wall being framed.  Once it is done, the sheeting can go on and we can get windows and shingles!!!

Monday, January 21, 2013


4 months and $10k later, we have footings, foundation walls, and now...a basement floor.
Now the fun can really begin!!!

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