Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Fragments - House Progress

Half-Past Kissin' Time

It's Friday and I think there are only 4 more Fridays until Christmas.  How can that be?  What a fast year this has been!  But, for this Friday I'm going to share a few fragments of my week and they are all related to the progress of our new house.

We have been dealing with some really cold weather this past week and it has slowed up the brick laying at the new house.  The sheet rock finisher was to start last Friday and, due to the cold weather, had to wait until Monday and then had had to figure out how to get some heat into the house.  He has managed to work but the brick layers missed 2-3 days.

The sheet rock finisher is shown in the top pictures and once again, this is no easy job.  They work a lot with both of their hands up over their head and it makes me tired just watching him.  But, he sure seems to really enjoy what he does and his work is a reflection of it.
In the bottom two pictures the carpenters are putting in the louver at the top of the eave on one end of the house.  Now, the brick layers can do the brick work around it.  You can get a good view of the brick here too.
 The outside doors, except for the front door, were installed this week.  The one on the right goes out onto our covered porch and has the short fractional window to match all the other windows across the back of the house.  Our front door is due to arrive next Tuesday and I can hardly wait for it to be installed.  It is a beautiful oil rubbed bronze metal door with side lights and a transom.  It weighs about 700 pounds.  Don't worry, I'll post pictures as soon as it is installed.

 The spa tub for our Master Bedroom was installed this week.  We are both looking forward to using this on those days that we need rejuvenating. ~that's most days~  It is not near as deep as some and we opted not to have the wide frame as it will make stepping in and out a whole lot easier. ~we're not as young as we use to be~  The big window above the tub will be covered with a Plantation Shutter.
The above pictures show our choices for our various tiles and flooring. The tiles for the backsplashes in the extra baths are not shown. We are still a good ways away from any of this being done but I can hardly wait to see it all come together.

It became apparent as soon as we started building that record keeping was going to be of utmost importance.  So, I devised a method that has worked very well for us and whenever we need to refer back to a bid or other information, we know exactly where to look. Of course, the files are alpabetical. ~did you ever doubt that~ chuckle~  In addition to the above items, we have a spiral bound notebook that is our "bible."  It has notes on almost any and everything to do with the house and it goes with us any time we are doing something in regards to the house.  If we should loose that notebook, it would be almost disastrous, thus we keep a most watchful eye over it. ~smile~

Construction began on June 12th, so we are about 5 1/2 months into this and probably have about 3-4 more months.  It has gone very well and neither Hubby nor I have pulled our hair out. We look forward to this time next year when we will be enjoying our new abode.

A happy weekend to you!


  1. Home remodeling must be exciting but also frustrating!! Those things that hold progress up that you can't change...I do love the color in your bathroom!

  2. Wow what a beautiful home you are going to have. Our neighbors started construction on their addition in May and they are not finished yet either.

  3. I think you may be the most organized woman I know! When we remodeled our kitchen, I needed your method of keeping up with everything!!! Love how your new house is coming along.....beautiful!

  4. I like your choices and your organization.

  5. Love everything about it!!!


  6. I am so glad you shared the samples. I love the kitchen tiles and the plantation shudders in the bath is a great idea.

  7. It's looking great! Love the arched window in your bathroom and your tile choices! Happy weekend!

  8. So exciting to see the progress in your home! Hope you are keeping warm!

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  10. The tiles are lovely and so are the big windows. SEeing that front door should really start making it feel "polished" and very homey. I am so glad there are folks who love putting heights and manual labor together. Scares the dickens out of me to get higher than the top of a short step ladder!

    So, the big binder--the "bible"--how is it different organizationally from your separate binders? I'm curious because I wonder how all our home improvements coming in the next 6-8 mos would be best organized .

  11. Home building is not for the disorganized, certainly! Your system is admirable! I also continue to admire the beautiful light in your house; it's going to be so amazing!

    Thanks for linking up! Have a great weekend!

  12. Thanks for sharing the update on your beautiful new home. Have a blessed week.

  13. How exciting to see the progress of your house! So many design decisions. But I'm sure you will be so happy when you get to move in.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Blessings and love,

  14. I know it probably doesn't seem like it to you but you guys are making great progress on the house, I can't wait to see how it all looks when done. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving


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